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21 Life Lessons Big Ang Taught Us All

Rest in peace, Angela Raiola.

Early on Thursday morning, Angela Raiola died from cancer.

Most of us know her as Big Ang, a larger than life personality from shows like Mob Wives and Couples Therapy.

She was truly a gift to the world and left us with lots of important life lessons.

Here’s some of what she taught us:

1. Enjoy the finer things in life — you deserve it!

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2. Try not to worry about what other people think.

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3. And don’t be afraid to ask hard questions instead of just going with the flow.

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4. Taking yourself too seriously isn’t beneficial to yourself or anyone else.

5. Don’t let the hardships of everyday life get you down.

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6. Celebrate every chance that you get.

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7. Know who you are and be comfortable in your own skin.

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8. Don’t be afraid to stand up for yourself.

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9. And never let anyone shame you out of having a good time.

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10. Be kind to yourself and spend time relaxing.

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11. Don’t tolerate other people’s crap.

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12. Appreciate all of your blessings.

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13. Always put your family first.

14. Because they’re by far some of the most important people in your life.

15. Friendship is just as important as family.

16. And you should always be loyal to each other.

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17. Make your own rules.

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18. Honor yourself and do the things that make you happy.

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19. Be brave enough to tell your story to the world — you never know who you might be helping.

20. Live your best life.

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21. And know that every single day we have is a gift.

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Thanks for all the wisdom, Big Ang.

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We’ll always love you.

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