I wrote a note today to a former volunteer whose husband has just been diagnosed with ALS. What rotten news.
I would have certainly have sent a card while I was working, but I would have done it "on the job". I'm glad that I now have time for this sort of thing without millions of other tasks shouting for my attention. Today I could simply reach out to her as a friend.
Her situation reminds me that life is precious. Every day with our dear ones is a gift.