I learned recently that a business acquaintance was separating from her husband. At a social function last week she looked like she was struggling emotionally, so I made a point of speaking with her that evening. I told her how she had helped me professionally and personally with her advice and leadership over the past 6 months. And it was true. She knew which situations I was talking about and I know it made her feel good to hear the impact she had made on me. Her mood visibly brightened.