Everyday, I try to close the show with a lesson which I learned too many times the hardest way possible. Believe me when I tell you this, tomorrow is not a guarantee. While the world mourns the loss of yet another “one-of-a-kind-misunderstood-and-underappreciated musical genius,” this show, and Cami and I, lost a friend this past week. Rachel was a loyal listener to the show for a very long time, and over that time she became a friend to Cami and I.
Look, everybody has their own demons and issues. We all face them in our own ways, and one of the joys in life is when somebody – a friend – finds their way past those issues and reaches a place in life of happiness and fulfillment. Our friend Rachel certainly found hers at a little country store in Maine, after leaving the Central Valley to start over.
Life is too short and too precious to dwell on the negatives. Rachel found a new life and a new joy in a new place that ended far too soon and for the simple reason that so many of us ignore ourselves. If you don’t feel good, and it keeps going on, go to the damn doctor.
Today as family and friends mourn her loss, I just wanted to remind you again, that you need to take the time – right now – to tell the people who matter in your life that you love them and that you would miss them if they weren’t there. Please don’t pass up those opportunities, You are not promised a tomorrow. And you simply do not want to have the regret of never having another chance to tell people that they matter to you.