A good friend of mine passed away this week. She was a member of what I like to call the “Birthday Lunch Club,” a group of five fabulous women who welcomed me into their circle about three and a half years ago. BJ was a wonderful woman and a true inspiration. For the short time I was blessed to know her, she was a shining star who faced adversity with a bright and cheerful disposition. Even when her body was failing her, which was pretty much every day for the past decade and more, she held strong. She was an artist. She was a friend. She will be missed.