Words are powerful and if used with intention can shape your life and create your reality. Words can lift up and tear down. The saying "there is power of life and death in tongue" is not void of meaning and value!
Technology and smart gadgets were meant to connect us across distances but in some cases we feel more separated and isolated! Virtual reality and virtual friendships disappear when real life intervenes. So make it a habit of regularly checking in on your friends, ask them how they are doing and make sure to listen to the answer.