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Loss of a Friend
Inspirational Messages

I am heartbroken that he is gone; and I’m glad he remembered me.  I’ll never forget him.  Certain people touch your life, and he was certainly one of them.  I know you were very a special person in his life.  D.B

 I’m sending you lots of supportive hugs & love via the ether and wish I could be more ”there” for you!  My thoughts are with you and hope you are doing for yourself whatever is required.  L.K

I am sorry to hear of your friends passing.  I know he must have treasured your caring and special friendship during his illness.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.  L.D.


How to Support a Grieving the Loss of a Friend


è Acknowledge the Loss. The loss of a friend can be as significant as a loss of a close family member.  Don’t minimize the loss because they are not an immediate family member.

èShare your stories.  If the person that passed away is someone you knew, share your personal stories.  Don’t be afraid to express your joy and sorrow for having this person in your life.  By sharing your story, it encourages others to express their feelings and share their most cherished memories.

è Give a Hug. A simple hug can go a long way.

Inspirational Thought: People often wonder what they should do for someone when they have lost a friend or family member.  One of the most special gifts I received was from my friend Steve.  When my friend Dan passed away I did not have enough money to go to the funeral.  Steve used his frequent flyer miles to buy me a plane ticket so I could go to the funeral to be there for Dan’s family as well as give me an opportunity to say good bye.  I am forever grateful for his generosity.


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