It’s so difficult to think of the perfect quote of sympathy to convey what you are feeling. You may be afraid that you’ll upset someone if you bring up their loss or say their loved one’s name. Ironically, this is exactly what those who are grieving need. Recently a customer sent me this grief quote that I just love:
The mention of my mother’s name may bring tears to my eyes, but it never fails to bring music to my ears. If you are really my friend, please don’t keep me from hearing the beautiful music. It soothes my broken heart and fills my soul with love.
I think those words ring so true to those who are grieving. I’ve been told so many times that what they miss most is hearing their loved one’s name.