A friend seemed very upset and withdrawn and i asked her what was wrong. A friend had died she had neglected to go to see for such a long time and she did not know how ill she was she said. How often do we do this? we neglect our duty as a friend and take it for granted that they are fine when we don’t have a clue about what is happening to them, then like this woman we are left shocked when some thing awful as happened and we have perhaps lost them forever without them knowing we cared.
We think it is enough to care from afar that our heart is with them and spirit but it is not always enough and we should make an effort to pick up the phone and say “How are you”? write a letter, send an email, just a few words now and then to let them know we care.