Quotes About Grief Inspirational

Quotes tagged as "grief-inspirational" (showing 1-18 of 18)
E.A. Bucchianeri
“So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

Barbara "Cutie" Cooper
“Everyone who lives long enough to love deeply will experience great losses. Don't let fear of loss, or the losses themselves, take away your ability to enjoy the wonderful life that is yours.”
Barbara "Cutie" Cooper, Fall in Love for Life: Inspiration from a 73-Year Marriage

Antonella Gambotto-Burke
“Time is ungovernable, but grief presents us with a choice: what do we do with the savage energies of bereavement? What do we do with the memory - or in the memory - of the beloved? Some commemorate love with statuary, but behavior, too, is a memorial, as is a well-lived life. In death, there is always the promise of hope. The key is opening, rather than numbing, ourselves to pain. Above all, we must show our children how to celebrate existence in all its beauty, and how to get up after life has knocked us down, time and again. Half-dead, we stand. And together, we salute love. Because in the end, that's all that matters. How hard we loved, and how hard we tried.”
Antonella Gambotto-Burke, The Eclipse: A Memoir of Suicide

Rosamunde Pilcher
“Grief is a funny thing because you don't have to carry it with you for the rest of your life. After a bit you set it down by the roadside and walk on and leave it.”
Rosamunde Pilcher, September

Diane Dettmann
“I realized, it is not the time that heals, but what we do within that time that creates positive change.”
Diane Dettmann, Twenty-Eight Snow Angels: A Widow's Story of Love, Loss and Renewal

Leo Tolstoy
“What she did not know, and would never have believed, was that though her soul seemed to have been grown over with an impenetrable layer of mould, some delicate blades of grass, young and tender, were already pushing their way upwards, destined to take root and send out living shoots so effectively that her all-consuming grief would soon be lost and forgotten. The wound was healing from inside.”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

Abraham Lincoln
“Here is Abraham Lincoln’s touching condolence letter to 22-year-old Fanny McCullough, the daughter of a long-time friend:

“Dear Fanny

It is with deep grief that I learn of the death of your kind and brave Father; and, especially, that it is affecting your young heart beyond what is common in such cases. In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all; and, to the young, it comes with bitterest agony, because it takes them unawares. The older have learned to ever expect it. I am anxious to afford some alleviation of your present distress. Perfect relief is not possible, except with time. You can not now realize that you will ever feel better. Is not this so? And yet it is a mistake. You are sure to be happy again. To know this, which is certainly true, will make you some less miserable now. I have had experience enough to know what I say; and you need only to believe it, to feel better at once. The memory of your dear Father, instead of an agony, will yet be a sad sweet feeling in your heart, of a purer and holier sort than you have known before.
Please present my kind regards to your afflicted mother.
Your sincere friend,
A. Lincoln”
Abraham Lincoln

“My experience is that God will meet us anywhere. Grieving badly and under the covers? He's there. Sitting at the cemetery, wishing it were you? You're not alone. Sitting on your child's bedroom floor still in your nightgown in the middle of the afternoon? He's holding you up. God will meet you anywhere”
Shelley Ramsey, Grief: A Mama's Unwanted Journey

“Despite countless prayers for Joseph to be safe, God said no. His plan remains a mystery. I have had to accept that mystery and trust Him in the dark.”
Shelley Ramsey

Robin Romm
“There came a moment in this journey when I freely realized that the lives most of lead are small. Important, but small. Our radius reaches family, clients, friends for whom we do selfless and amazing feats. But our sphere of influence is local.... So our illnesses/deaths are small, too. Not unimportant. Just local in nature... - 209”
Robin Romm, The Mercy Papers

“I took a stroll down memory lane today, not to be saddened by the people that I have lost, but to be grateful for the memories that I shared with them.
I took a stroll down memory lane today to see all of the great family and friends that I have had in my life.
I took a stroll down memory lane today to hear the voices and see the faces of Cory , Brittany, and Rick . I am thankful that I have their words to hear again.
I took a stroll down memory lane today. I have done it before and will do it many times more. 11/11/2012”
Loretta Hitch

R. Alan Woods
“I was 'led' to read The Shack by Wm Paul Young after the sudden & unexpected death of my fiance', Marina DeAngelo in July of 2012. It helped me as it has millions of people with the trauma and grief associated with the great personal loss of a loved one."

~R. Alan Woods [2013]”
R. Alan Woods, The Journey Is the Destination: A Book of Quotes With Commentaries

“She could almost feel him prodding her; urging her to go on. As the wails of pain and torment assulted her ears, she knew that's exactly what she would do until the war was over and she could crawl into a quiet, dark corner and mourn for the part of her that had died with him.”
Jaclyn A. Wilson, Unjust Cause

“Despite countless prayers for Joseph to be safe, God said no. His plan remains a mystery. I have had to accept that mystery and trust Him in the dark.”
Shelley Ramsey Grief A Mama's Unwanted Journey

Susan Oakey-Baker
“I didn’t say a word. He wouldn’t be using oxygen. K2 is more dangerous than Everest.”
Susan Oakey-Baker, Finding Jim

Renae Jones
“The circumstances of our lives are pieces of a larger scheme in the puzzle of life, and in His Perfect Wisdom, the pieces fit.”
Renae Jones, Perfect Wisdom

“I began praying for the health and safety of my boys before each one was born. Once a week for two years prior to Joseph’s death, I also gathered with other moms to pray for my sons and their schools, and I specifically asked God to protect the health and safety of Joseph, Curt, and Wyatt. My prayers were not answered the way I had hoped. Despite countless prayers for Joseph to be safe, God said no. His plan remains a mystery. I have had to accept that mystery and trust Him in the dark.”
Shelley Ramsey, Grief: A Mama's Unwanted Journey

“I pulled a dirty black sweatshirt from the laundry basket on my son’s floor and tried to drink in his scent, to savor the essence of my sweet boy. I inhaled it long and hard, wanting to permanently implant all of him in my brain, to make him last forever.”
Shelley Ramsey, Grief: A Mama's Unwanted Journey

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