We all want to know that our life counts for something - that we've been seen and heard. That we matter.
Do make some time to listen to the stories of friends and family members; in sharing, you're caring. In caring, you're building connections that will sustain you, long after the light of your relationship has dimmed.
If you're young, document the history of your family; don't just wait for "one day" because that day arrives too soon, and then it becomes "yesterday" - and it's too late.
As I read David's post today, I realized that blogging is another way to preserve those memories for family and friends.