Sometimes your friends seem to vanish into thin air, like my friend Boots who passed away a few weeks ago -- unexpected and much too young. We were new friends, but her loss reminds me how important it is to give a hug to someone you love, every day if possible...how crucial it is to put good thoughts and positive energy into a world that so often fails us. Rest in peace, Boots. Your smiling face will be missed. Thank you for being a messenger of love. You were such a fan, and it meant so much.