Here is a list of sympathy quotes and suggestions to help the grieving process.
1. Challenges will continue to come. It is my choice to look for the joy or to let my spirit sink back into grief. I choose joy. – Donna Thomas, Author
2. “Being strong” can impede your ability to heal. Embrace and release your feelings of grief and sorrow.
3. Buy a journal or a notebook today. Consistent writing helps to release feelings and thoughts that reside in the subconscious mind.
4. Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. –Psalm 126:5
5. I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles. – Anne Frank
6. Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun. – Mary Lou Cook
7. As for inflicting our sorrow on other people, one does not want to go around blathering and crying all the time. But perhaps it is our gift to others to trust them enough to share our feelings with them. It may help them deal with some of their own. – Martha Whitmore Hickman
8. For everything there is a season… a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep; and a time to laugh; a time to mourn; and a time to dance…. – Ecclesiastes 3:1-4
9. Today I will do one “optional” thing.
10. It is probably better to risk saying too much than to hold back out of fear.
11. Seek the company of others. Go to church or other social gatherings. Research shows that people with a strong social network heal better than those who are isolated.
12. Adversity often activates a strength we did not know we had. – Joan Walsh Anglund
13. Great joys make us love the world. Great sadnesses make us understand the world. – Kent Nerburn
14. Know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. – Leo Buscaglia
15. No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. – C.S. Lewis
16. Tears have a wisdom all their own. They come when a person has relaxed enough to let go and to work through his sorrow. They are the natural bleeding of an emotional wound, carrying the poison out of the system. Here lies the road to recovery. – F. Alexander Magoun
17. I still miss those I loved who are no longer with me but I find I am grateful for having loved them. The gratitude has finally conquered the loss. – Rita Mae Brown
18. God comforts us in the pressures we have to endure... Remember that "comfort" does not mean relief from the pressure. It is not a feather bed to lie on or a cushion to absorb the blows. It means, literally, "with strength." God gives to the person who trusts him strength to bear the pressures. Remember, too, that it is always given for the added purpose of equipping us to help others who need comfort. – L. D. Johnson
19. I will love the light for it shows me the way. Yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. – Og Mandino
20. Never run away from anything. Never! – Sir Winston Churchill
21. Persistence is simply enjoying the distance between the fulfillment of God's promises. – Anonymous
22. There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. – Epictetus
23. God created suffering so that we would learn to help one another. – Anita Bergen