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Writing a sympathy message can be really difficult because many of us are afraid of saying the wrong thing. The truth is that a personal note letting someone know you care will mean a lot, even if you're not quite sure what to say.

Just keep in mind:

-It is always a good idea to share a memory of the deceased if you knew them personally.

-Be careful about saying things like "I know how you feel" or "It was for the best."

-If you want to offer help, be specific about what you can do, like bringing food or running errands.

-Adding a thoughtful gift can make your message especially meaningful.


  Sympathy Messages

*May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time.

*We are very saddened to hear of your recent loss and would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family.

*We want to express our sympathy for your loss and to let you know that our thoughts are with you.

*I am so sorry to hear about your ____. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

*My heart goes out to you during this difficult time.

*Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss.

*Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow. Please remember that you are not alone...we are always here for you.

*I am thinking about you and sending love.

*Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

*I want you to know that I am here for you during this difficult time.

*May your memories give you peace and comfort.

*I am here for you. Please let me know if I can help in any way.

*You and your family are surrounded by love during this difficult time.

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Condolence Quotes

May the blessings of love be upon you

May its peace abide with you

May its essence illuminate your heart

Now and forever more...

~Sufi Blessing of Love and Peace

*What we have once enjoyed we can never lose... All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. ~Helen Keller

*A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again. ~Maya Angelou

*Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. ~Author Unknown

*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

*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 Raymond

*Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity. ~Terri Guillemets

*When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know. ~Anonymous

*Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower,

We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind. ~William Wordsworth

*Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

*When the heart grieves over what is has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left. ~Sufi Epigram

*Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality. ~Emily Dickinson

*Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life. ~John Muir

*To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. ~Thomas Campbell

*Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you. I loved you so—it was heaven here with you. ~Isla Paschal Richardson

*There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart. ~Gandhi

*He spoke well who said that graves are the footprints of angels. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

*Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. ~ Author Unknown

*While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. ~John Taylor

*As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens. ~Author Unknown

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