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“You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to really feel the loss.”  Mandy Hale

“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” Author unknown

“If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I’d walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again.” Author unknown

“Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.” Author unknown

“Grief is itself a medicine.” William Cowper

“Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.”  from The Wonder Years

“The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief – But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love.”
Hillary Stanton Zunin

“You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.”
Old Chinese proverb

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

“No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear.”  C.S Lewis

“Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.”  Earl Grollman

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.”  Washington Irving

“There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.” Aeschylus

“Tears are the silent language of grief.”  Voltaire

“Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.”  Marcel Proust

“Grief is the price we pay for love.”  Queen Elizabeth II

“Given a choice between grief and nothing, I’d choose grief.”  William Faulkner

“You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.”  Jan Gildwell

“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.”  Kahlil Gibran

“Tears have a wisdom all their own. They come when a person has relaxed enough to let go and to work through his sorrow. They are the natural bleeding of an emotional wound, carrying the poison out of the system. Here lies the road to recovery.”  F. Alexander Magoun

“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o’er-fraught heart and bids it break.”  William Shakespeare

“No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.” Author unknown

“I’m gone now, but I’m still very near, death can never separate us. Each time you feel a gentle breeze, it’s my hand caressing your face. Each time the wind blows, it carries my voice whispering your name. When the wind blows your hair ever so slightly, think of it as me pushing a few stray hairs back in place. When you feel a few raindrops fall on your face, it’s me placing soft kisses. At night look up in the sky and see the stars shining so brightly. I’m one of those stars and I’m winking at you and smiling with delight. For never forget, you’re the apple of my eye.”  Mary M Green

“There are three needs of the griever: To find the words for the loss, to say the words aloud and to know that the words have been heard.”
Victoria Alexander

“Tears water our growth.”  William Shakespeare

“Why does it take a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye?” Author unknown

“What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul.”  Jewish proverb

“Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.”  Eskimo legend

“Dying is nothing to fear. It can be the most wonderful experience of your life. It all depends on how you’ve lived.”  Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”   Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”
Dr. Seuss

“We’ve shared our lives these many years. You’ve held my hand; you’ve held my heart. So many blessings, so few tears – yet for a moment, we must part.” Author unkown

“It’s so curious: one can resist tears and ‘behave’ very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer… and everything collapses.” Colette

“A life with love will have some thorns, but a life without love will have no roses.”  Anonymous

“I don’t know why they call it heartbreak. It feels like every part of my body is broken too.”  Chloe Woodward

“A ton of regret never makes an ounce of difference.” Grenville Kleiser ‘Dictionary Of Proverbs

“I still miss those I loved who are no longer with me but I find I am grateful for having loved them. The gratitude has finally conquered the loss.” Rita Mae Brown

“Honest listening is one of the best medicines we can offer the dying and the bereaved.”  Jean Cameron

“Our grief is as individual as our lives.”  Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“We must know the pain of loss; because if we never knew it, we would have no compassion for others, and we would become monsters of self-regard, creatures of unalloyed self-interest. The terrible pain of loss teaches humility to our prideful kind, has the power to soften uncaring hearts, to make a better person of a good one.”  Dean Koontz ‘The Darkest Evening Of The Year

“We get no choice. If we love, we grieve.”  Thomas Lynch

“Life is not the way it is supposed to be. It is the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.”
Virginia Satir

“Those things that hurt instruct.”  Benjamin Franklin

“We do not have to rely on memories to recapture the spirit of those we have loved and lost – they live within our souls in some perfect sanctuary which even death cannot destroy.”  Nan Witcomb

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