Grief and Loss | Grief Recovery Articles|February 11, 2013 11:38 am

Words Of Encouragement For A Friend

Words Of EncouragementWords have a way of healing someone who has lost a loved one. These words of encouragement for a friend will uplift your friend in their time of need. Everyone handles the grief of a loss differently, and it is difficult to understand the pain they are feeling. Instead of trying to relate to the person and understand their grief, it is better to simply offer your condolences and words of encouragement to show them you care.

Words have a way of healing someone and words of encouragement can uplift grieving individuals. That is why when someone is grieving over a loss, encouraging words are the best help you could offer. Below are some of the finest words of encouragement for a friend that can be offered to anyone who is going through a tough time.

Words Of Encouragement For A Friend

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty” Winston Churchill

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” Henry Ford

“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them — every day begin the task anew.” Saint Francis de Sales

“When written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of two characters one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.” John F. Kennedy

“A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear [that results] from the injury of the oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then we will not produce the pearl.” Stephan Hoeller

“Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, ‘Here is an opportunity for me to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary’.” Dr. Martin Luther King

“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” Alexander Graham Bell

“It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get up again.” Vince Lombardi

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” Thich Nhat Hanh

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” Helen Keller

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” Helen Keller

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. “ Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” C.S. Lewis

“The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.” Dalai Lama

“Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” Drew Barrymore

“The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.” Martha Washington

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I have woven a parachute out of everything broken.” William Stafford

 

Even if you have never lost someone close to you, we all know how it feels to be in a very difficult time. No matter what the reason we are feeling down, words of encouragement can help to uplift our spirits. If someone you know is experiencing grief, the words of encouragement for a friend listed above can help to make them feel better. The words of encouragement can be written in a sympathy message, included in a eulogy, or delivered in person.  Hearing these thoughtful words can help to inspire your friend to be strong and resilient through this difficult time in their life.

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