04 Jun 35+ Condolences Quotes [Images, Tips, and FREE eBook]
Life is full of unexpected turns, many of them sad and full of pain. Loss is a part of life that we must all deal with sooner or later. It’s incredibly painful to lose someone you love or a close friend. Here is our list of sympathetic sayings, condolences quotes and images on the subject of loss in all of its forms. We hope these insights and messages can help bring you some peace and keep you strong in your times of trouble.
Sympathetic messages and images for your time of loss
Finding hope in times of despair can be incredibly difficult. If you can recover from your loss and grief faster than you may be able to help heal your pain along with those around you. Find a healthy way to share sadness with the ones you love.
1. Live to the fullest while you can.
Hold on to your memories and encourage your loved ones to do so too. While we will all experience loss in life, the love we hold for one another is one of the most important and valuable things we will ever possess. Our experiences may be the only thing we can ever truly hold on to in life.
2. With great happiness can also come great pain.
Share your fond memories with your grieving friends:
The loss you share with them is made worse by the amount of happiness you experienced together. Recalling these memories can ease the pain. Be thankful for your happy memories and cherish the moments that make the pain of loss worth it.
3. Be compassionate in times of grief.
Perform a selfless act:
We rely on one another to make it through periods of trial, loss, and grief. Strong social bonds ensure allow us to live on after any tragedy that may befall us. If you can try to do something today to make someone else happy, it can work to alleviate some of your own suffering.
4. Grief is a natural part of life
Fond memories hurt for a reason. The experience of grief can overwhelm anyone. Recall that grief is made worse by the goodness of he or she who was lost. Keep in mind that the pain will pass.
5. Don’t sink under the pressure of sorrow.
Everyone must grieve, but realize also that everyone must move on. We must honor those who have passed. But it would be a dishonor to his or her memory to drown in this grief and suffer more than is required by life.
6. Loss hurts, period.
Make yourself available for those dealing with the shock of grief. Loss can occur when we are least expecting it. This may completely upend the lives of anyone close to he or she who has passed on. Offer to help in any way that you can, keeping in mind that your friends are going through great pain.
7. True sympathy demands sacrifice.
Allow sympathy to take place and empathize with those hurt around you. Loss can be an absolutely life-shattering event. You can provide amazing relief to a grieving friend by making yourself available and fully sympathetic to their plight.
8. Learn from your losses and grow with defeat.
Help your loved one to turn their loss into growth. After losing a loved one, it may seem difficult to simply continue with one’s daily routine. Help your grieving friend or family member become a better person for it.
9. Open your heart and take in everything.
Harness the power of the human spirit. The same energies of the soul that allow us to love deeply suffer when that love is taken away. Reach out to a grieving friend, and you begin to fill this terrible void.
10. Don’t take the pain of loss out on yourself.
Help your grieving friend get back on their feet. Loss subjects us to some of the worst suffering we will ever experience, and that can cause some to begin unhealthy habits. Once the appropriate period of grieving is over, help your friend reenter the life they once led.
11. When it rains, it pours.
When a friend loses somebody close to them, it may appear as a singular event from the outside, but internally, a host of sorrowful feelings are gripping his or her mind. Spend some time with your friend and help them deal with the incredible pain they’re going through.
12. Find your balance in both happiness and grief.
Stay rational as you endure this emotional loss. A terrible sensation grips anyone dealing with death, and it may lead them toward negative and irrational behavior. Show understanding, but help your grieving friend keep a clear head while dealing with their loss.
13. Be sympathetic to those you love.
Offer an understanding ear to your loved ones in their time of need. The worst disservice you can do to a friend in need is spurn them as they deal with grief. Offer yourself to their cause in any you can, and when yourself experience loss, they will be there for you.
14. Memories and experiences live forever.
Help shape your friend’s understanding of loss. While a loved one may pass on, and their heart ceases to pump, their physical presence will leave this earth, but they will never be truly gone. Remind your friend that their lost loved one lives through memory, lessons they imparted, and experiences they shared.
15. Remember the good times.
Help to frame loss for friends and family. Remind your grieving friend that their loss is deep because of how good their experience has been.
16. Love transcends space and time.
Provide some words of comfort for someone grieving. Love is a fire that burns forever. Show your friend you love them, and it will help to fill they gap left by their departed loved one.
17. Become stronger through your loss.
Help to nurture personal growth in times of suffering. While your friend will be in the midst of shock and deep emotional suffering, this experience will shape the of their lives. Help to make sure it is a positive moment that brings about personal development.
18. Life is hard. Learn to flow with your losses and move on.
Help your friend place their loss in context. Every living being on this earth will one day pass on. That is a terrible truth, but if you confront it with your friend together, you will be able to enjoy the rich spoils of the earth.
19. Loss is a natural part of life.
– Queen Elizabeth II
Help your friend reconcile himself or herself with loss. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Grief is made worse by the joys previously experienced. Reach out to your grieving friend and help them to understand the true meaning of their sorrow.
20. Live as yourself while you’re alive.
“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – André Gide
Help your friend keep an open heart. Grief does terrible things to the best of people. Your grieving friend may need you to remind them of the benefits of loving with an open and accepting heart. You can see a list of romantic quotes to share with loved ones here.
21. Express your feelings and accept condolences.
Help your friend grieve and support them if needed. Anyone with tough skin may seek to suppress their grief and hide it away. Encourage your friend to express their sadness in a positive way, lest it may simmer deep within them for years, unexpressed.
22. Don’t tarnish happy memories.
Dwell on the past, and when you are done, move on. Whenever a loved one passes on, the immediate reaction is to remember him or her, which only redoubles the grief. Encourage your friend to grieve, but provide respite when the pain grows unbearable.
23. Endure your sorrows.
Remind your friend that, while their pain is great, one day, they will over come it and be better for it.
24. Find your peace through the darkness.
Help your friend realize the love within their sorrow. Loss is a curious, contradictory experience. Love causes sorrow. But even in the depths of that sorrow, love is always near.
25. Grief will always be a part of life.
Loss manifests itself in various ways. While you’ve helped your friend through their toughest times, understand that they may still rely on you for years to come. While they have surmounted their grief, they have not removed it.
26. Talking can help the grieving process.
Remain open and communicative through your suffering. As your loved one struggles with their grief, help them to find the words that can easily evade their stormy minds.
27. Death is an inseparable part of life
Recall the good times when you lose a loved one. There can be no terrible loss without great love and joy. Lead your grieving loved one towards positive memories and laughter.
28. You have to allow yourself to move on.
Prepare for the difficulty of grieving as it can be a long road. Your loved one will struggle for weeks, months, even years to overcome the loss of someone close to them. Understand the difficulty of their struggle and help them in any way you can.
29. Don’t allow grief to destroy or weaken you.
Suggest a positive distraction to give yourself, your friends, and your family a break from grieving. The process of grieving can become completely taxing. Consider distracting your loved one dealing with loss with a positive activity that will make them feel better and take their mind off their pain.
30. Loss can bring us together
Relate and act with empathy through hard times. There is no greater bond than commiseration and acting out of empathy. The suffering may be great, but it will pull you and your loved one closer together.
31. Be proactive with messages of condolences.
Be proactive and take action to alleviate your grief and console your friends. Invite your grieving loved one on a walk or out for dinner. Loss can grow overwhelming and sometimes, someone in mourning needs something to take their mind of the pain.
32. The cycle of life will continue
The only thing certain in life is change. People will pass from life to memory. With every change comes a new beginning and a new potential.
33. Our legacy is eternal.
Translate loss into the affirmation of life. While our loved ones may die, they do not leave us completely. They reside in our memory, and because they have shaped us, through our words and our actions.
34. Loss is a very individual experience sometimes
Understand that grief is solitary in nature. Loss affects everyone differently. Help your friend to grieve, but give them space if they need it.
35. Make your way to the surface.
Help your grieving friend or family member turn loss into gain. We are nothing but an amalgamation of our own experiences. Everyone will experience loss at some point. Help your loved one understand that their experience is inevitable and it will make them a better person.
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We hope that these insights and quotes on condolences and loss can help you through some hard times. Loss and setbacks are never easy and are an inevitable part of life. We wish you the best through hard times and much success and happiness through better times.