Yesterday I found out that a friend had (suddenly) passed. 
We didn't know each other terribly well, but she was one of those people that you meet and just feel as though you have been friends with her for your whole life. She was the embodiment of the term "free spirit"... and she adored life. She was full of joy every single time I saw her; laughing and relishing every moment. I know that she will be missed by many folks far and wide.
So, to you, my friend, I raise my glass...