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Celebrate Life, Celebrate Love

Posted By: Randy GageDecember 15, 2011

One of my teammates who I played with in the softball World Series died this week.   He fought cancer a long while, it went into remission, then it came back and took him. 

Matt was the fiercest shortstop you’ve ever seen, and an absolute prince off the field.  He had deceptive speed and range for a big guy, hit with power, and threw like a cannon.  (As the 1st baseman I can testify to that!)  But his real legacy was simply who he was.  Always a kind word, always a smile, and always sharing love. A class act with a big smile, and an ever bigger heart.

Of course I’m sad, and we’ll all miss him.  But I’m glad about one thing…

He and those who loved him, knew the end was coming.  It gave us a chance to send flowers or a note, make a phone call, and just let him know he was loved.

Not everyone gets that chance.  Most don’t…

In fact, most of the people that died this week - thought they were going to live a lot longer.

You have no yesterdays.  Time has taken them away.  There is no guarantee for tomorrow.  But you have today.

Celebrate every day like it may be your last.  Because one day, it will be.  And let the people you love know you love them.

RIP Matty.

-RG

P.S. to Chuck Dima:  You've got a new SS.  I miss you both.

62 comments on “Celebrate Life, Celebrate Love”

  1. On my husband's 60th birthday, we had about 40 people stop by and say hi ... and goodbye. He died the next day. He was ready .. and so were many of his friends and family. We had time throughout his 2.5 years of pancreatic cancer to live, love, and laugh. May we all have the time!

  2. Hi Randy,
    I did forget life before.
    I had always admired the person who was Steve Jobs. Never bought an Apple product, never watched any of his Ted Talk or Youtube videos. Thought I had time. When he died, it seemed to me I was the next. That's how I discovered Network Marketing.
    I may say we only have one try at life.

    Thanks a lot for the post.

    Richard

  3. Randy what you wrote is so true and I've just read from the book of Eccl 'To everyrhing there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heavens...' etc. etc.

  4. Hey Randy,
    Living everyday as if it were your last... So darn true. I met you in Sydney for your first Prosperity Series seminar(I think in 2002). I am near blind and once I realised that the sun will get up everyday. That changed my life so much.

    I am now 45 years and have in the last 10 years in Brisbane, Australia, built a business, President of a business club, climbed Mt Kilimanjaro(March 2009), Now brown belt in Karate, will possibly be dating a 19 year old(if for only a short while, why not have some fun). Plus, so many other adventures for this blog.

    Live life and love the people you know. Let them know about it even a sincere "How are you?" is enough to show people you really care.

    Love your work Randy, brian

  5. So sad and so young.
    In 2 days it will be 1 year since my father died and although he wasn't well we were completely blown away when he slipped away during an emergency operation.

    I couldn't even get to his funeral as he lived in Spain and we were snowed in with airports closed.

    I am so grateful I told him many times how much I love him but still ... I wish I could have said it one more time.

    Thanks for sharing and my thoughts are with you and his family.

  6. Awesome, Randy. Sorry for your loss, but grateful for your perspective.

    It's amazing, isn't it, how we can glaze over this idea as some sort of cliche when it's one of the most urgent realities of life?

    Thanks for the reminder.

    Jason

  7. I'm really sorry or your loss Randy, and really greatful for your post and reminder to appreciate who you have in your life now.

    Lots of hugs and love to you from Denmark.

    Lene

  8. Hi Randy,My condolence to his Family. Thanks for reminding that we need to enjoy our life now and here. I normally forget about it. Now I'm going to call my Mom & Dad and others whom I love.

  9. Blessings and love to you, Randy and to Matt's loved ones. His love will continue to inspire you, surround you and improve your game.

  10. Blessing to all in this situation. The many blessing in loss are amazing.
    Remembering who we have lost
    Getting in touch with our mortality
    Seeing the sacred gift of life
    The presence of our lost ones in our daily life
    and so many more!

  11. Matt looks like such a nice person and I am sure he's very missed. I bet he'd like knowing his passing actually helped many people who he never met wake up a little - remember what's important. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Randy, feel for your loss. You make excellent points in your blog. I think of it as first day, last day. Live your life as if you had it all in front of you with no past, negative history and also live as if it were your last with speed to get as much in as possible.
    Thanks for the reminder!

  13. The one thing all humans have in common is that one day, we run out of juice and die, like a car that's out of gas. Hope the void left by your friend is filled soon. Love God and keep his commandments.

  14. Randy,

    As always you have a way of putting things into perspective that touches my heart. I am sorry for your loss but thank you for sharing such an important message.

    God Bless,
    Trish Kirby

  15. Randy

    I am sad for your loss and thankful for you sharing your story.

    I know I always think I have more time in the future and yet life is so fragile that today could be my last day.

    So here is to a great day.

  16. Randy,

    So true! Let the people you love know that you love them while you still can. Don't wait till someone you care about dies before you learn that lesson. This the Holiday Season. The Season of Christmas and of Channukah -- the perfect time to let loved ones know you love them. Sadly enough, you just don't know how many will still be here to celebrate with you this time next year.

    Sincerely,
    Jupiter Jim

  17. The brevity of life is fast. On a daily basis we do not seem to realize it...we just keep on going.

    Randy, you were both blessed to share friendship. How powerful and special it is.

    Remember his smile and the times that you shared. It is the greatest gift he could have left you with.

  18. Aww rocksta, my deepest condolences. Such a beautiful post. Thank you.

    I love you lots and lots. I know that I say it a lot to you and to everyone I love, cos since I almost died 3 years ago - I get it what you're saying above - you can never say it enough to the people you love.

    Lying in bed recovering, all I could think about was how I can't die yet - and how lucky and blessed I am to still be alive; not because I have yet to create all the wealth or traveled the world like I've always wanted, but because if I left just like that - I haven't said goodbye, or thank you, or sorry, or I love you to SO MANY people in my life. So now I do it all the time.

    I don't intend to leave this place just yet, but in the event I am called back - I just need you & those I love to know, just how much I love you and just how beautiful my life is simply because I get to share it with each of you. And I am grateful.

    Celebrate Life, Celebrate Love indeed.

    XOXO

  19. I'm having a little trouble with feeling empathy for you today. But, I am sorry if your sad.

    Yes, celebrate love Randy, but you have to know how to do it first.

  20. thanks randy it makes me feel randy you know better than anyone you survived a gunshot wound lets celebrate life the best we can rip matt

  21. Randy...Thanks for sharing. I lost my soulmate to cancer July 29th so I can relate to your blog. If we treated all people we know like we knew they only had 24 hours left to live...I think we would find that our perspectives and priorities would follow a different path. GOD Bless and thanks again.

  22. Randy,

    your friend had to be very pure person as I feel from your text. I am so sorry for you, that you lost your friend. I feel with you....

    Maybe I know what you feel...

    It is not easy to lose somebody who you love. This article remind me how grateful I am for every moment... in life, with family, friends...

    No wonder this connection ... This morning I had thought the same topic ... In gratitude for life ...

    Considering that I live every day for one another and like a lifetime ..

    So I then account for all the obstacles and troubles petty and irrelevant.

    I love you.
    Take care,

    Marketa

  23. Hey Randy,

    Condolences to you.you have lost a great person.read the book "Who Will Cry When You Die? Life Lessons from the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari (Paperback)
    by Robin S. Sharma (shelved 3 times as robin-sharma)
    avg rating 3.74 — 742 ratings — published 1999

  24. Hi Randy,

    My condolances go out to you and your friends as I lost my ex-wife last week and she's the mother of our children at 52 years of age.

    There's no gaurantee's for tomorrow so yes, Celebrate Life... Celebrate Recovery and live Life today with No Regrets!!

    Sincerely,

    John Wann

  25. Hey Randy! thanks for sharing this, so sorry for you, to lose those persons.
    those kinds of posts normally making me sad, but now i am not about this, ....this message, have touch me so deep, i wold like to do something, i never did, just want to say I LOVE YOU! and PLEASE dont stay sad, celebrate life, celebrate love.
    P.S....and remember, there's someone special over here, waiting you.

  26. Randy, sorry for your loss. We really do need to appreciate each day and live as if it is our last. One week ago, I was in a 3-car accident. Had it not been for the seat belt and God's grace I wouldn't be here today. I have a new appreciaion for llife.

  27. A good man who made everyone around him a better person indeed. Lots of good memories indeed with Matty. He had an amazing amazing singing voice as well. Touched so many. Nice blog for him. Bravo.

  28. Marlyn and I are sad for your loss, Randy - and that of your Teammates and Matt's family. Thanks for your heart-felt insights and thought-provoking,uplifting perspectives on life and love.

    We appreciate you. ~ Art

  29. Randy,
    First of all thanks for such a wonderful post. I am so sorry for your loss. I had a best friend who had a rare blood disease. He spent from Thanksgiving until January 6th in Hospice.
    He was so caring that he didn't want to die on Christmas. So he went to Hospice and they allowed him one more transfusion. It allowed him to live past Christmas and us a little longer to say goodbye. I got to have lunch with him and spend his last birthday.
    I consider that one of the luckiest things that ever happened to me.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family..
    Jim

  30. I had the pleasure of working with Matt these past 7 years. I miss him terribly! What a great teacher and a great guy. Loved by all!!!!

  31. Hey Randy,
    You are right! Just on Tuesday 13th December, this week 38 people die in a boat mishap in a village name Ugbodohia in Rumu Olumeni at Obio/ Akpor local government in Rivers state, Nigeria. I believe, those people never realize what is coming their way. So it is important to live like say there will be No tomorrow. Even the holy Bible say it. We need to celebrate every seconds that you have on earth.

  32. Hi Randy
    So sorry for your loss. It is so important to let the people we care about know that we care and to take full advantage of the days we have because we do not know how many are left. We take so much for granted and it is situations like this where it really hits us about what is important in life. I try my best everyday to be true to myself and live my life based on what I want, not what others expect or think is appropriate. I do not hold grudges or harbor anger towards people in my life. When it comes could the people in our lives, if a disagreement arises or some other problem, to gain perspective I think it is important to ask ourselves, ''If this person died tomorrow, would this issue even matter? Would I still continue to be mad at them? In most instances, the answer is no, so it is important to be forgiving and not let relationships with people we care about suffer needlessly because of our ego.

  33. Prayers for strength during this time for you and the family.

    My Mom went in to have an emergency surgery in July of this year. She *knew* she wouldn't survive it and told us so. We didn't believe her; she had survived so many other illnesses. When they were taking her to surgery, my sisters told her they would see her when she got out of surgery and as they wheel my Mother out of the hospital room, she just said, "Bye, bye." She died within two days.

    I made sure I told her that I loved her before her surgery.

    After that I lost two friends at the beginning of October, both younger than me and I am only 46.

    Life is too short and too precarious . . . Live it to the fullest and love to the fullest each person who crosses your path!

    And, Randy. I love You, too!

    Joanna :o)

  34. I'm so sorry for your loss, Randy. Few words can touch the empty place when a good friend, a good person, passes on. Underneath that feeling is the gift that I hear in your sharing of who Matt was and the warm reflections he left on your own heart. Such a paradox, this life is, in that the finality and emptiness of death ends up breathing such new life into how we see/live our lives after the loss. May Matt rest in peace and may you be comforted by all the caring that is surrounding you now.

    1. I also wanted to share... When my father passed away, 10 years ago, I was mid-route on a plane to see him. Only 2/7 of his children were not by his side to tell him thank you, and I Love You before he passed. While, I am so glad he had Love around him at that important time, I never had the chance to tell him myself. I did tell him when we would speak on the phone but there is something special about sharing at that time because it truly is - the last time.
      It IS such a gift to have the opportunity to say those words. I'm glad Matt had that time with his friends and family.
      I'm glad for the reminder that you pointed out in this - that we have that time now and to use it for Heaven's sake!! Randy, your honest, heartfelt sharing has made such a warm and healing difference in my own heart. I'm sending you a big I Love You! and deep appreciation for that bright beaming Light you with each one of us. Thank you. And, Bless your heart, and Matt's gentle Spirit.
      Nancy <3

  35. I'm so sorry for your loss Randy. We have both watched those we love suffer with Cancer and loose the fight. I wish they would find a cure. My cousin's husband has liver cancer and hasn't eaten for 3 days. He didn't want chemo or radiation to prolong his live...he wants his quality of life. Tough decisions and individual choices. By the way RG......YOU ROCK !!!

  36. I am very sorry for his family and friends.

    This is one more trigger for me to now even more powerful enter a field for different research on cancer as it is been taken care of on another stage, with no results.

  37. Such a shame you never responded to my offer to help you with your health issues, Randy. We have SAFE, EFFECTIVE, treatments for cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis and a host of other health problems. We probably could have saved your friend. It's so hard to get people to listen - Big Pharma has people brainwashed into believing that chemo and radiation actually help cure cancer, whereas the opposite is true. Still hoping one day to get the word out that effective treatments for cancer really do exist and that Dr Sam Chachoua has them. It's sad to see so many people dying needlessly. I'm sorry for your loss.
    Abundant blessings, Teresa

  38. Great message Randy for living every day to the fullest. Reminds me of a saying I heard a while back; exhaust life. This also brings me to mind of a simialar situation. A friend I played softball with also passed away from cancer. He was battling cancer while he played. Bill was so gutsy that he would show up for games literally right after having treatment and tape up any tubes he had sticking out of his arms, put on his glove, and say "let's go"! We would all look at him in disbelief. Made you think twice about complaining about any minor injuries you might be deasling with.

  39. Randy,

    I'm sorry for your loss but thankful you had the opportunity to share in his life & he knew how much he was loved. We are never promised anything but today and we have to live it like it's our last.

    Jenn

  40. CANCER?? Ohh.. my great grandmother is dying right now i cant say good bye bc she is in North carolina and im in florida my gramdmother is crying driving to go see here bc she lives with her..plz just pray for her to go to heaven and have a good life there.... ~LISA:(

  41. CANCER?? Ohh.. my great grandmother is dying right now i cant say good bye bc she is in North carolina and im in florida my gramdmother is crying driving to go see here bc she lives with her..plz just pray for her to go to heaven and have a good life there.... ~LISA:(

  42. Randy,

    Thank you for the kind words about Matt. The card on the beautiful plant sent to the funeral home didn't have an address which would allow me to send a thank you. I miss him terribly but we got more out of life these last 8 years than most get out of 50 together. Greg Barringer

  43. Randy,

    Thank you for the kind words about Matt. The card on the beautiful plant sent to the funeral home didn't have an address which would allow me to send a thank you. I miss him terribly but we got more out of life these last 8 years than most get out of 50 together. Greg Barringer

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  • 62 comments on “Celebrate Life, Celebrate Love”

    1. On my husband's 60th birthday, we had about 40 people stop by and say hi ... and goodbye. He died the next day. He was ready .. and so were many of his friends and family. We had time throughout his 2.5 years of pancreatic cancer to live, love, and laugh. May we all have the time!

    2. Hi Randy,
      I did forget life before.
      I had always admired the person who was Steve Jobs. Never bought an Apple product, never watched any of his Ted Talk or Youtube videos. Thought I had time. When he died, it seemed to me I was the next. That's how I discovered Network Marketing.
      I may say we only have one try at life.

      Thanks a lot for the post.

      Richard

    3. Randy what you wrote is so true and I've just read from the book of Eccl 'To everyrhing there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heavens...' etc. etc.

    4. Hey Randy,
      Living everyday as if it were your last... So darn true. I met you in Sydney for your first Prosperity Series seminar(I think in 2002). I am near blind and once I realised that the sun will get up everyday. That changed my life so much.

      I am now 45 years and have in the last 10 years in Brisbane, Australia, built a business, President of a business club, climbed Mt Kilimanjaro(March 2009), Now brown belt in Karate, will possibly be dating a 19 year old(if for only a short while, why not have some fun). Plus, so many other adventures for this blog.

      Live life and love the people you know. Let them know about it even a sincere "How are you?" is enough to show people you really care.

      Love your work Randy, brian

    5. So sad and so young.
      In 2 days it will be 1 year since my father died and although he wasn't well we were completely blown away when he slipped away during an emergency operation.

      I couldn't even get to his funeral as he lived in Spain and we were snowed in with airports closed.

      I am so grateful I told him many times how much I love him but still ... I wish I could have said it one more time.

      Thanks for sharing and my thoughts are with you and his family.

    6. Awesome, Randy. Sorry for your loss, but grateful for your perspective.

      It's amazing, isn't it, how we can glaze over this idea as some sort of cliche when it's one of the most urgent realities of life?

      Thanks for the reminder.

      Jason

    7. I'm really sorry or your loss Randy, and really greatful for your post and reminder to appreciate who you have in your life now.

      Lots of hugs and love to you from Denmark.

      Lene

    8. Hi Randy,My condolence to his Family. Thanks for reminding that we need to enjoy our life now and here. I normally forget about it. Now I'm going to call my Mom & Dad and others whom I love.

    9. Blessings and love to you, Randy and to Matt's loved ones. His love will continue to inspire you, surround you and improve your game.

    10. Blessing to all in this situation. The many blessing in loss are amazing.
      Remembering who we have lost
      Getting in touch with our mortality
      Seeing the sacred gift of life
      The presence of our lost ones in our daily life
      and so many more!

    11. Matt looks like such a nice person and I am sure he's very missed. I bet he'd like knowing his passing actually helped many people who he never met wake up a little - remember what's important. Thanks for sharing.

    12. Randy, feel for your loss. You make excellent points in your blog. I think of it as first day, last day. Live your life as if you had it all in front of you with no past, negative history and also live as if it were your last with speed to get as much in as possible.
      Thanks for the reminder!

    13. The one thing all humans have in common is that one day, we run out of juice and die, like a car that's out of gas. Hope the void left by your friend is filled soon. Love God and keep his commandments.

    14. Randy,

      As always you have a way of putting things into perspective that touches my heart. I am sorry for your loss but thank you for sharing such an important message.

      God Bless,
      Trish Kirby

    15. Randy

      I am sad for your loss and thankful for you sharing your story.

      I know I always think I have more time in the future and yet life is so fragile that today could be my last day.

      So here is to a great day.

    16. Randy,

      So true! Let the people you love know that you love them while you still can. Don't wait till someone you care about dies before you learn that lesson. This the Holiday Season. The Season of Christmas and of Channukah -- the perfect time to let loved ones know you love them. Sadly enough, you just don't know how many will still be here to celebrate with you this time next year.

      Sincerely,
      Jupiter Jim

    17. The brevity of life is fast. On a daily basis we do not seem to realize it...we just keep on going.

      Randy, you were both blessed to share friendship. How powerful and special it is.

      Remember his smile and the times that you shared. It is the greatest gift he could have left you with.

    18. Aww rocksta, my deepest condolences. Such a beautiful post. Thank you.

      I love you lots and lots. I know that I say it a lot to you and to everyone I love, cos since I almost died 3 years ago - I get it what you're saying above - you can never say it enough to the people you love.

      Lying in bed recovering, all I could think about was how I can't die yet - and how lucky and blessed I am to still be alive; not because I have yet to create all the wealth or traveled the world like I've always wanted, but because if I left just like that - I haven't said goodbye, or thank you, or sorry, or I love you to SO MANY people in my life. So now I do it all the time.

      I don't intend to leave this place just yet, but in the event I am called back - I just need you & those I love to know, just how much I love you and just how beautiful my life is simply because I get to share it with each of you. And I am grateful.

      Celebrate Life, Celebrate Love indeed.

      XOXO

    19. I'm having a little trouble with feeling empathy for you today. But, I am sorry if your sad.

      Yes, celebrate love Randy, but you have to know how to do it first.

    20. thanks randy it makes me feel randy you know better than anyone you survived a gunshot wound lets celebrate life the best we can rip matt

    21. Randy...Thanks for sharing. I lost my soulmate to cancer July 29th so I can relate to your blog. If we treated all people we know like we knew they only had 24 hours left to live...I think we would find that our perspectives and priorities would follow a different path. GOD Bless and thanks again.

    22. Randy,

      your friend had to be very pure person as I feel from your text. I am so sorry for you, that you lost your friend. I feel with you....

      Maybe I know what you feel...

      It is not easy to lose somebody who you love. This article remind me how grateful I am for every moment... in life, with family, friends...

      No wonder this connection ... This morning I had thought the same topic ... In gratitude for life ...

      Considering that I live every day for one another and like a lifetime ..

      So I then account for all the obstacles and troubles petty and irrelevant.

      I love you.
      Take care,

      Marketa

    23. Hey Randy,

      Condolences to you.you have lost a great person.read the book "Who Will Cry When You Die? Life Lessons from the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari (Paperback)
      by Robin S. Sharma (shelved 3 times as robin-sharma)
      avg rating 3.74 — 742 ratings — published 1999

    24. Hi Randy,

      My condolances go out to you and your friends as I lost my ex-wife last week and she's the mother of our children at 52 years of age.

      There's no gaurantee's for tomorrow so yes, Celebrate Life... Celebrate Recovery and live Life today with No Regrets!!

      Sincerely,

      John Wann

    25. Hey Randy! thanks for sharing this, so sorry for you, to lose those persons.
      those kinds of posts normally making me sad, but now i am not about this, ....this message, have touch me so deep, i wold like to do something, i never did, just want to say I LOVE YOU! and PLEASE dont stay sad, celebrate life, celebrate love.
      P.S....and remember, there's someone special over here, waiting you.

    26. Randy, sorry for your loss. We really do need to appreciate each day and live as if it is our last. One week ago, I was in a 3-car accident. Had it not been for the seat belt and God's grace I wouldn't be here today. I have a new appreciaion for llife.

    27. A good man who made everyone around him a better person indeed. Lots of good memories indeed with Matty. He had an amazing amazing singing voice as well. Touched so many. Nice blog for him. Bravo.

    28. Marlyn and I are sad for your loss, Randy - and that of your Teammates and Matt's family. Thanks for your heart-felt insights and thought-provoking,uplifting perspectives on life and love.

      We appreciate you. ~ Art

    29. Randy,
      First of all thanks for such a wonderful post. I am so sorry for your loss. I had a best friend who had a rare blood disease. He spent from Thanksgiving until January 6th in Hospice.
      He was so caring that he didn't want to die on Christmas. So he went to Hospice and they allowed him one more transfusion. It allowed him to live past Christmas and us a little longer to say goodbye. I got to have lunch with him and spend his last birthday.
      I consider that one of the luckiest things that ever happened to me.
      Merry Christmas to you and your family..
      Jim

    30. I had the pleasure of working with Matt these past 7 years. I miss him terribly! What a great teacher and a great guy. Loved by all!!!!

    31. Hey Randy,
      You are right! Just on Tuesday 13th December, this week 38 people die in a boat mishap in a village name Ugbodohia in Rumu Olumeni at Obio/ Akpor local government in Rivers state, Nigeria. I believe, those people never realize what is coming their way. So it is important to live like say there will be No tomorrow. Even the holy Bible say it. We need to celebrate every seconds that you have on earth.

    32. Hi Randy
      So sorry for your loss. It is so important to let the people we care about know that we care and to take full advantage of the days we have because we do not know how many are left. We take so much for granted and it is situations like this where it really hits us about what is important in life. I try my best everyday to be true to myself and live my life based on what I want, not what others expect or think is appropriate. I do not hold grudges or harbor anger towards people in my life. When it comes could the people in our lives, if a disagreement arises or some other problem, to gain perspective I think it is important to ask ourselves, ''If this person died tomorrow, would this issue even matter? Would I still continue to be mad at them? In most instances, the answer is no, so it is important to be forgiving and not let relationships with people we care about suffer needlessly because of our ego.

    33. Prayers for strength during this time for you and the family.

      My Mom went in to have an emergency surgery in July of this year. She *knew* she wouldn't survive it and told us so. We didn't believe her; she had survived so many other illnesses. When they were taking her to surgery, my sisters told her they would see her when she got out of surgery and as they wheel my Mother out of the hospital room, she just said, "Bye, bye." She died within two days.

      I made sure I told her that I loved her before her surgery.

      After that I lost two friends at the beginning of October, both younger than me and I am only 46.

      Life is too short and too precarious . . . Live it to the fullest and love to the fullest each person who crosses your path!

      And, Randy. I love You, too!

      Joanna :o)

    34. I'm so sorry for your loss, Randy. Few words can touch the empty place when a good friend, a good person, passes on. Underneath that feeling is the gift that I hear in your sharing of who Matt was and the warm reflections he left on your own heart. Such a paradox, this life is, in that the finality and emptiness of death ends up breathing such new life into how we see/live our lives after the loss. May Matt rest in peace and may you be comforted by all the caring that is surrounding you now.

      1. I also wanted to share... When my father passed away, 10 years ago, I was mid-route on a plane to see him. Only 2/7 of his children were not by his side to tell him thank you, and I Love You before he passed. While, I am so glad he had Love around him at that important time, I never had the chance to tell him myself. I did tell him when we would speak on the phone but there is something special about sharing at that time because it truly is - the last time.
        It IS such a gift to have the opportunity to say those words. I'm glad Matt had that time with his friends and family.
        I'm glad for the reminder that you pointed out in this - that we have that time now and to use it for Heaven's sake!! Randy, your honest, heartfelt sharing has made such a warm and healing difference in my own heart. I'm sending you a big I Love You! and deep appreciation for that bright beaming Light you with each one of us. Thank you. And, Bless your heart, and Matt's gentle Spirit.
        Nancy <3

    35. I'm so sorry for your loss Randy. We have both watched those we love suffer with Cancer and loose the fight. I wish they would find a cure. My cousin's husband has liver cancer and hasn't eaten for 3 days. He didn't want chemo or radiation to prolong his live...he wants his quality of life. Tough decisions and individual choices. By the way RG......YOU ROCK !!!

    36. I am very sorry for his family and friends.

      This is one more trigger for me to now even more powerful enter a field for different research on cancer as it is been taken care of on another stage, with no results.

    37. Such a shame you never responded to my offer to help you with your health issues, Randy. We have SAFE, EFFECTIVE, treatments for cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis and a host of other health problems. We probably could have saved your friend. It's so hard to get people to listen - Big Pharma has people brainwashed into believing that chemo and radiation actually help cure cancer, whereas the opposite is true. Still hoping one day to get the word out that effective treatments for cancer really do exist and that Dr Sam Chachoua has them. It's sad to see so many people dying needlessly. I'm sorry for your loss.
      Abundant blessings, Teresa

    38. Great message Randy for living every day to the fullest. Reminds me of a saying I heard a while back; exhaust life. This also brings me to mind of a simialar situation. A friend I played softball with also passed away from cancer. He was battling cancer while he played. Bill was so gutsy that he would show up for games literally right after having treatment and tape up any tubes he had sticking out of his arms, put on his glove, and say "let's go"! We would all look at him in disbelief. Made you think twice about complaining about any minor injuries you might be deasling with.

    39. Randy,

      I'm sorry for your loss but thankful you had the opportunity to share in his life & he knew how much he was loved. We are never promised anything but today and we have to live it like it's our last.

      Jenn

    40. CANCER?? Ohh.. my great grandmother is dying right now i cant say good bye bc she is in North carolina and im in florida my gramdmother is crying driving to go see here bc she lives with her..plz just pray for her to go to heaven and have a good life there.... ~LISA:(

    41. CANCER?? Ohh.. my great grandmother is dying right now i cant say good bye bc she is in North carolina and im in florida my gramdmother is crying driving to go see here bc she lives with her..plz just pray for her to go to heaven and have a good life there.... ~LISA:(

    42. Randy,

      Thank you for the kind words about Matt. The card on the beautiful plant sent to the funeral home didn't have an address which would allow me to send a thank you. I miss him terribly but we got more out of life these last 8 years than most get out of 50 together. Greg Barringer

    43. Randy,

      Thank you for the kind words about Matt. The card on the beautiful plant sent to the funeral home didn't have an address which would allow me to send a thank you. I miss him terribly but we got more out of life these last 8 years than most get out of 50 together. Greg Barringer

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