What feels most comforting during our period of mourning is the soothing companionship of someone close to us. Knowing that our loved ones are in pain, our natural instinct is to reach out to them, and share the burden of their grief.
Though, silent companionship to a friend or family member is the best way to help the person get over their misfortune, sometimes a few words of sympathy could prove useful. These words offer courage and teach them to forget about the present circumstance and look forward to better times that are bound to come.
Words of Heartfelt Sympathy
"Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality."
- Emily Dickinson
"No person is ever truly alone. Those who live no more, Whom we loved, Echo still within our thoughts, Our words, our hearts."
- Richard Fife
"Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight."
- Rossiter Worthington Raymond
"I see you cry, I cry for you. I see you hurt it hurts me too. Everyday as you grow worse, I die inside, as you get hurt."
- Christina Brown
"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."
- Kahlil Gibran
"The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering."
- Ben Okri
"We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey."
- Kenji Miyazawa
"He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die."
- Thomas Campbell
"He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
These kind words of sympathy will help you provide solace to a friend or relative. When accompanied with a gentle hug, they are sure to provide further comfort to the mourner.