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So, we're starting 2011. It's time to help you live your own best life, and each one of them has a plan for you. Dr. Phil?Gayle King, host of Oprah's All Stars

Dr. Phil: This is really important, and it's been important in my life recently. Do not let the sun set another day without reaching out to the people you love and care about and [without] telling them whatever you need to say or doing whatever you need to do.

We don't know how long we're going to be in this world. You don't know if you're going to be alive at the end of this sentence. You don't know if the people you love and care about are going to be alive when you get home. I'm saying, don't let the sun set on another day.

The importance of family and friends

If it's your dad, your mom, a sister or a friend...pick up the phone at least and tell them what you need to say. Because when they're gone, they're gone forever. You can't un-ring that bell. Don't leave unfinished emotional business with the people you love and care about. Maybe it's a message of love, maybe it's something you've got to get off your chest. But don't have unfinished emotional business because you don't know how much longer you've got.

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