Quotes About Grief: 11 Quotes To Help Uplift You After A Loss
Grief can oftentimes leave you feeling blindsided, like you’re on an emotional rollercoaster, or that you’re all alone.
Some find solace in writing their feelings in a grief journal, taking a walk in nature, or reading poetry. Finding an activity that helps you cope in a healthy way is an important part of moving forward.
You may find comfort in reading inspirational words. It can be deeply validating to read someone else’s perspective and find your own experience echoed in their thoughts.
A powerful quote may even help you put your own thoughts and feelings into perspective as you gain insight from another’s experiences.
We hope you find comfort in some of these quotes we’ve shared as you navigate through a difficult time.
11 Quotes To Help Uplift You After A Loss
When the walls feel like they are caving in, remember these words by Shane McClendon:
1. “I will breathe. I will think of solutions.
I will not let my worry control me.
I will not let my stress level break me.
I will simply breathe. And it will be okay.
Because I don’t quit.”
The path through grief is not linear, and it often surges in waves.
2. “Grief isn’t linear”
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It is perfectly normal to not feel normal after experiencing the death of someone close to you. You’ve lost a person in your life that was important, and life will never be the same. As you endure the waves of grief, you may feel a vast range of emotions including hopelessness, shock, frustration, and anger. It is important to give yourself and the people around you patience and grace.
3. “Be kind to your body, gentle with your mind, and patient with your heart.” Becca Lee
As you adjust to your new normal you can experience all kinds of things — new highs, new lows, new adventures, new routines, and new relationships. It is perfectly okay to give yourself permission to embrace everything new and to also honor and continue your love for those you’ve lost.
4. “Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again.” – Unknown
5. “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.” – Winnie the Pooh
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How you cope with a loss not only affects your mental health, but your physical wellbeing as well. Many find it easier to bury their emotions than to face their grief head-on. Refusing to acknowledge your emotions can cause your stress level to build up, and your body to wear down.
6. “The mind and body are not separate. What affects one, affects the other.” Anonymous
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As you take time to process through your emotions, the most important thing to remember is to be kind to yourself. The most challenging experiences can also offer the opportunity for personal reflection, healing, and growth.
7. “Until that moment you stand between death and everything that matters in this world, you have no idea that all you really are is love and the courage to be that.” – Brian Andreas.
8. “She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.”
― Elizabeth Edwards
Repeat after us, “I can get through this”.
9. “A mini pep talk:
You can do it. Even though sometimes you doubt yourself. Even though at times it can feel so overwhelming. Do not worry. Breathe. Trust yourself. Know that you are capable & you are going to absolutely smash it.”
– Jess Sharp
10. As Winston Churchill said, “death is the tuning fork of life,” it quickly puts your life into perspective and gives you the opportunity to reflect on how you spend your time and your energy, and what truly matters to you.
11. “It’s never too late to become who you want to be. I hope you live a life that you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald