Among the experiences of human life, loss can be one of the most harrowing, difficult situations any of us ever have to cope with.
Though the worst thing about grief is the fact that it tends to come with a set of blinders that can make you feel like it will last forever, here you'll find a set of quotes that will remind you to take things one day at a time.
Even though you may feel like your world is caving in and have no idea how to cope with it, rest assured, you will know in time and someday, you'll be able to look back on the memories of the person you lost with a smile.
In the meantime, allow yourself to feel what you're feeling, remember to breath, and never forget the healing power of tears.
"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love." -Washington Irving
"But it changes. It's a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith… It is the price of love.”
"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars." - Khalil Gibran
"I know you feel broken, so I won't tell you to have a wonderful day. Instead I whisper these words to you 'just hold on.' As the darkest days of grief start to get less, the sun will rise for you again."
"Sometimes you just need to talk about something—not to get sympathy or help, but just to kill its power by allowing the truth of things to hit the air." - Karen Salmansohn
"Grief is the last act of love we can give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love."
"Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim." - Vicki Harrison
"It's gonna get harder before it gets easier. But it will get better, you just gotta make it through the hard stuff first."
"I may not get over it, but I can get through it."
"Tears are the silent language of grief." - Voltaire
"Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things." - Arthur Schopenhauer
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. – Winnie the Pooh
"It is perfectly okay to admit you're not okay."
"What you have once enjoyed you can never lose...All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." - Helen Keller
Send this list along to anyone you know whose going through a hard time and could use an uplifting reminder that this too shall pass.