Monday, March 20, 2017
Friends and family play a crucial role in supporting us during the loss of a loved one. Expressing condolences is a way to show compassion and concern for someone in their time of grief. There are several ways to express your condolences. You can participate in the funeral ritual where mourners find solace in those that attend. A donation is a good way to show your support of an initiative that was important to the deceased or their family. Another way is to write a sympathy note or send a gift; these are tangible items that prove the deceased mattered to you. Overall, condolences are true gestures that facilitate the healing process in a time of need.
See Robbie Miller Kaplan, The Power of Condolences, Legacy.com, March 5, 2017.