My friend Barbara "Sunshine" Blake lived the most amazing life. She only had one regret, she was so busy living life to the fullest that she never stopped to write down what she had learned from the ups and downs, and twists and turns her life took. When she was diagnosed with inoperable cancer she turned to me to tell her story. I turned her life into an award-winning novel. There were so many lessons that Sunshine wanted people to learn so I pulled them out of the book and created this companion guide with her favorite quotes, words of wisdom, and extra stories that didn't make it into the novel.