In Deepest Sympathy

What do you write when you send flowers to a funeral? It would depend on how well you know the family or the deceased. People think about their own funeral now and then but you won’t be there for that one (as far as we know). Have you ever sent sympathy flowers or mailed a sympathy card? What did you write, what might you write if it were someone you didn’t know well versus what you would write if it were someone you knew but not a member of your own family?

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.
-Kahil Gibran

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
-From a headstone in Ireland

Sample sympathy messages on Simple Sympathy

Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die.

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