Recently Gmail Labs has rolled out another great feature that can convert your email content to Google Doc, in which you can define who you want to share it with, or publish it to public or even to your own blog.
By having such feature, it will save you a lot of time and hassle to copy and paste the email content to word document, and then attach it in the email before sharing to your friends. All these steps can be simplified by just enabling Google Doc feature in your Gmail account.
Go to Settings -> Labs and search for the “Create a document” gadget, and make it enable. Once you enabled this gadget you will get “Create document” menu for each email under More option.