When you have a friend or family member that is grieving, whether over a loved one to a family pet, it can be difficult to find the right words to say. We want to make our friends feel better, but often we can't think of what to do to make them feel better. You can't bring back their loved one, yet you can make your friend feel comforted, reassured, and be able to move on. Tell you friends that they are enough, they will be okay, and most of all, that you are there for them in whatever they will need.
“You are enough. You are so enough. It is unbelievable how enough you are.”
“You’re so hard on yourself. Take a moment. Sit back. Marvel at your life: at the grief that softened you, at the heartache that wisened you, at the suffering that strengthened you. Despite everything, you still grow. Be proud of this.”
“When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of anxiety can change the future.”-Unknown
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”-Winnie the Pooh
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times. If one only remembers to turn on the light.”-Albus Dumbledore
“Regardless of how anyone else feels about me, I am going to choose to be happy and completely love myself today.”
“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”-Henry Ford
“You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy.”
“We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.”-Max Depree
“Some changes look negative on the surface, but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something to emerge.”-Eckhart Tolle
“If it was easy everyone would be doing it.”-Reese Evans
“Grief is like the ocean; it comes in waves, ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.”-Vicki Harrison
“Let me be your shelter, let me be your light.”
“In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring each other that our costumes of identity are on straight.”-Ram Dass
“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”
“I keep myself busy with the things I do. But every time I pause, I still think of you.”
"Healing is not linear.”
“If you get tired learn to rest not to quit.”-Banksy
"I have so much left to say to you."
SHARE with someone who is grieving and tell them it will all get better.