In our time of grief, a few kind words can mean the world to us. The pain of loss can be softened by quotes that help us understand that we’re not alone in our suffering. The events in our lives happen for a reason, and through our experiences we come to understand a few simple truths.
“Should you shield the valleys from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their canyons.” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
Although the pain we’re going through from the loss of a loved one seems unnecessary, our emotions and experiences make us stronger and shape us into something beautiful. Grief helps us to see how much we care for others. It also helps us treasure our time with our loved ones before they’re gone.
“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.” –Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451
What we leave behind when we die has meaning to our loved ones. The memory of a friend or family member is something we hold onto to remember all the love and joy they gave us. Everyone leaves behind a legacy, and as long as people remember it, that person never really leaves us.
“To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us protection forever.” – J.K. Rowling
The difficulty of losing someone we love can affect us in many negative ways, but there are always positive aspects to grief. The love we experienced from our lost love one while they were alive can help to heal the wounds of grief and helps us remember how lucky we really are.
If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, put me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.” –A.A. Milne
We never really part from our loved ones so long as we have our memories of them. Although they may not physically be with us, their presence is still felt when we keep their memory close to our hearts.
“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” – C.S. Lewis
Losing someone is a scary thing. We can feel frightened when they leave us, but we shouldn’t be afraid to let them go. Death is a natural part of life that comes to us all, and it brings with it an end to suffering. We can rest easy knowing our loved one is at peace.
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