The Importance of Sending A Sympathy Card
Surprised by a sympathy card
Why Sending Sympathy Cards are So Important
Recently my father has come down with a terminal illness. I
used to believe I did not live that far away, but there are days when those few
hours seem too far away. For me, not only dealing with the grief of my dadís
illness but feeling that I can not be of any help has me feeling grieved.
Then today I received a sympathy card. Not only was I not
expecting one but it was exactly what I needed to help cheer my heart and give
me strength to realize I do have people praying for me and thinking of me. I
would never have thought a sympathy card sent to me, a daughter, would help me
to refocus. I always thought sympathy cards were for the widow or parent who
lost a child.
There are times when a sympathy card or sympathy gift will
do exactly what my sender hoped it would do for me today. It helped me to know
someone was remembering the hurt I have and truly wished me their support.
Donít be afraid to send sympathy cards and gifts, unsure if
it is the right thing to do. If you want to show a friend how much you care, no
matter what the circumstances, it is the right thing to do. I use believe that
store bought sympathy cards were just that, a canned form of my sympathy. My
belief has changed today. The simple verses in sympathy cards, a caring note
telling me someone was thinking of me, a gesture of support really does make
the day a little brighter.
Sympathy is not a one size fits all; so many people deal
with grief in many ways. However, a caring friend never grows old and a kind
word and show of support always makes a person feel just a little bit better.