Contact your friends, even if you have only 5 minutes to talk. It is important to let people know that they are not forgotten, and that someone cares enough to check in sometimes. I know it is hard to fit even one more tiny thing into our busy lives, but a short phone call, even if it results in an answering machine message, can make all the difference in the world. I have a friend who calls me sometimes when she is waiting in the car to pick up one of her kids. I understand that she is really busy; fitting in a phone call is tough for her right now. And it means the world to me that she makes an effort to call, even if we can talk only for a short time.