One of the most important things that I try to do while reaching out to people is to let them know that I geniunely care about them, how they are, what they are doing in life and ask how I can help. That said, one of the most beautiful gifts you can give someone is a thought, a reminder. Yesterday I came across a song, thanks to Sarah Wurrey, called Don't Blink. I can't emphasize this message enough for personal reasons.
(edit) Strange YouTube won't let me embed it.
Here's the link: http://youtube.com/watch?v=p4ySSg4QG8g