Friends are the people in life who, no matter how long it’s been since you’ve called them, are happy to hear from you and will try to help.

When I phoned the global head of marketing services for a major consumer products company, even though we hadn’t spoken in years, he greeted me like there was no one on earth he would rather be speaking to. Knowing how busy he was, I asked him why he took my call immediately.

He said it was because of our connection and memories. He and his family had rented our house in Connecticut while my husband and I spent the best three years of our lives living and working in Hamburg. Living in our house, he told me, were the best three years of his family’s life.

Make somebody’s day, and yours. Pick up the phone and call a friend today.