If you don't know what happened, you have the right to know.

Today was the day I was looking forward to as I was supposed to be taking pictures with +Trey Ratcliff and hopefully +Tom Anderson, but in one phone call my life changed.


Early this morning I got the phone call that my dear friend of 25 years committed suicide.

I've been getting many messages throughout the day and I apologize for not being able to get to everyone of them.

I want each and everyone of you to know I am good and in the best of hands. I've spent most of my day with either Brian's family or my staff at work.

Many of you have asked how you can help, and for now I have only one request:

Please understand that you are more important than even you may realize. If there are things that get in the way of you loving that reflection in the mirror, then I challenge you to fix that.

In the case of my dear friend Brian, this appeared to be something that could not be fixed.

He was wrong about this, and now many of my friends hold their heads down hurting.

Learn to love yourself, please. I did, and now I can be here for Brian's family and loved ones.

I loved the man more than he did, and that's a crying shame.

Do fix yourself, and learn to love that person you see every damn day. Learn from this. Please.

Mean it, and yes: I am good. If you need me, I am right here with you in this time of pain.

I know many of you want to say "I am sorry" or, "what can I do?"

Do this: go find a mirror and learn to love that person. That's what I need you to do.
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