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Today, I went to Starbucks to do some much-needed work and all of a sudden my mind wandered to the thought of my good friend Raye who had just passed away a couple of weeks ago; I could feel her spirit.  It was calm, relaxing and happy. Just like one of the days I saw her there in her element, she had a big ole smile on her face and said, " HEEEEY SHELL!", then she embraced me with the warmest hug. When I felt the presence of  Raye's spirit today, I was rereading an article from The New York Times called, "How to Maintain Friendships." Since her death, I realized the importance of friendships and wanted to reach out to old friends and reconnect with them. As I was reading the article, I noticed the suggestions that were given, were all tools Raye used to stay in touch with me. I thought, "Wow, this is why I felt she was a good friend and even though we didn't communicate every day, I felt connected with her. One of the suggestions  the article gave th…