Some good words can go a long way.
In light of what has happened throughout the past few years, our country has experienced plenty of grieving. There have been so many terror attacks, mass shootings, and random acts of violence throughout the entire world.
Due to all of the terrible violence, many people are grieving the loss of a loved one or simply the seeming loss of humanity.
Sometimes knowing what to say or do for a person who is grieving is very difficult and doesn’t come naturally to a lot of people. You may be worried about saying the wrong thing or saying something that doesn’t help. It can be hard to help someone who is grieving, even when you are grieving too.
1. Understanding the process.
“It’s the process of grieving that’s important and necessary, not the understanding of it.” — Unknown
2. Remembering your loved one is in a happy place.
“I made it home I just wanted to let you know that I made it home. Everything is so pretty here, so white, so fresh, so new. I wish that you could close your eyes so you could see it too. Please try not to be sad for me. Try to understand. God is taking care of me…I’m in the shelter of his hands. Here there is no sadness, and no sorrow, and no pain. Here there is no crying, and I’ll never hurt again. Here it is peaceful when all the angels sing. I really have to go for now… I’ve just got to try my wings. PS… I’ll be the first face you see when you get here!” — Unknown
3. Do what is best for you.
“No rule book. No time frame. No judgment. Grief is as individual as a fingerprint. Do what is right for your soul.” — 1fw
4. Sometimes checking in is all someone needs.
“Just checking on you and praying God takes extra special care of you today!” — Hebrews 4:16
5. Having a shoulder to cry on.
“There is nothing I can say to take away your hurt but you have my shoulder to cry on and my loving hugs. Know that I will be here for you when you need me.” — Unknown
6. Be by their side.
“Maybe I can’t stop the downpour, but I will always join you for a walk in the rain.” — …Continue Reading