The 2nd Saddest Day of My Life

Hello Friend,

Well another weekend has arrived, and I’m
in a contemplative mood today.

Ya know… it’s been great to connect
with so many of you guitar players over
the years.

Heck, you took the time to sign up
to my email list, and for that I’m grateful.
I consider you a friend and part of my “guitar
control family”.

A lot of folks wonder, “what is the real
Claude Johnson like? Does he have a family?”

Well I wanted to share some of that with you
today as it pertains to some recent sad news
in my own personal life.

Now, please don’t get too down as you
read this. There’s a happy ending to all
of this.

Before I tell you about the 2nd saddest day
of my life, lets flash back to the #1 saddest
day. I actually shared this story when
I came out with my gospel guitar course.

It was surely one of my darkest moments…

I was married at the time.

To make a long story short, one night I arrived home and
the furniture was gone and so was my wife with all of
her clothes.

I was devastated.

This was in 2003.

Now, fast forward to 2009…

I have been dating a wonderful girl named Laurie for
the past 3 years.

I don’t know if you can guess what’s coming next,
but its shocking and sad.

This was the 2nd saddest day of my life which happened
about a week ago.

To put it in nice words, she made the decision that
she couldn’t handle her life anymore. She had had enough.

She decided to leave this world.

And she left behind grieving parents, friends, and of course

At first I was in shock and disbelief.
Then, I was just sad. Especially, I felt bad for her family.

I know, you’re probably saying to yourself “woah,
that’s heavy”, and you’re right – it is.

On the surface, it would appear that this is a much
sadder event than my wife leaving me in 2003.
However, it affected me much differently
because I’m not the same guy I was 6 years ago.

I was in a much better place in my mind- psychologically
and spiritually speaking. Hopefully this doesn’t sound
too pretentious, but these days, i’m able to handle
whatever life throws at me with amazing grace.

Like the old saying goes, “the lord works in mysterious
ways”. So, my attitude is, if it was her time to go,
so be it. I just have to accept that.

I’m not resentful. I’m not angry. And now its been a
little over a week, and I’m not sad or suffering any
longer than I’ve had to.

Life goes on. I’m actually feeling pretty good this
morning and that’s what Laurie would have wanted for me.

But of course, there’s no such thing as too much love and support…

So, if want to cheer up my mood even more, then do me
a favor and check out the audio seminar I just uploaded
to my new blog: and post your
comments – i’d love to hear from you about what you
think about it.

Basically, I’m giving away the 1 hour absolute pitch audio
seminar (but only for the next 5 days).

Why am I doing this?

Well, I think I promised some cool content so here it is.
Again, its only going to be up for a little while, so
I recommend downloading it right now.

I’m always glad to read your comments! 🙂

What else?


Yeah, so anyway, don’t feel too bad for me – i’ve had
some bad luck but I always bounce back to smile another
day. That’s the happy ending I was talking about.

So go check the audio seminar and enjoy it.

Also, I just put up some brand new offers for
Tone Tutor that will really come in handy for you
if you’re on a budget:

That’s all I got for ya today…

Have a wonderful weekend and rock on!

Claude Johnson

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