When someone dies of cancer and can still call it a gift that, to me, says, "Sit up and take notice!" That is the life of Kara Tippetts. She co-authored Just Show Up - a book that is a wonderful resource when dealing with friends and family who may be dying...how to love them in a meaningful way, taking in all of Kara's experience after having fought a fight with cancer. Her latest book, And It Was Beautiful, is composted of Kara's words, but published after her death. Most of the writings were published on her blog previously but are now compiled in this tribute to her life. Kara's writing is heart-felt and deeply thought-provoking. Read it and be encouraged.