Joined June 20, 2015 11:14 pm
Last online June 20, 2015 11:14 pm
I've made this post Sympathy Messages because I have reached that age when everyone around me seems to be departing from this world and i know it can only get worse. I 'm only 64 years old and i reside in Southport near Liverpool in the UK with my wife Joan who I have now been happily married to for 41 years now. I won' disclose her age or she is going to need to be going to yet another funeral (Mine!) after she has done for me personally.
I always new that it could be challenging becoming elderly and saying good-bye to all these inconsiderate sods who depart from our world before us.
It is extremely tough emotionally,to say adieu and its made funeral thank you notes harder when we can not think of what to say or write without putting our foot in it.
That's why I have composed this short guide in the expectation of helping someone else and also to get my own, personal ideas in order after fighting to write sympathy messages for flowers,empathy condolence messages and any kind you can consider.
No1. Just try to stay serene.
No2.Think of why you loved that person.
No3. Be Fair
I made the mistake once of giving a eulogy that truly got a few laughs and good words of taste and now everyone comes and asks me for advice. I do not mind actually you know.
Occasionally I still place several words in the neighborhood papers on their birthdays and i find it a great comfort when I see those memorial verses and bereavement poems in print. I find it can be quite helpful in the therapeutic process to get some words down on paper as well as the more you do it the better you become at it and then discreetly without seeing, it hurts just a bit less. Sympathy messages although challenging to write and say can genuinely help people in this most challenging of times.
You just need to take your own time and say or write that which you actually feel because people will thank you you in the end for it. It'll get easier.
Thanks for reading.