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What to Write in a Sympathy Card When You Don’t Know the Deceased

rose-pink-colors-3202080_640Regardless of whether you know the deceased or not, death always has a way of leaving us at a loss for words. Gathering your thoughts and writing down to express your condolences on paper is never easy. Though you don’t know the deceased, you are doing this act of kindness for the ones left behind who feel a massive loss over the death of their beloved.

Mustering up the words to show your sympathies for those in mourning is very challenging. However, don’t let your apprehension deter you from giving a sympathy card during the funeral ceremonies. It may be difficult to find the right words to say, especially if you don’t know the deceased personally, but it is not an impossible task to accomplish. If you need a burst of inspiration, consider the following ideas, to help you finish writing your sympathy card. Read more

Tips on How to Move on From Grieving

We witness how families grieve for their lost family member by going to their funeral ceremonies.  I’ve been to some, and you can feel the sad and gloomy the atmosphere would be. Once the casket gets lowered, cries of sorrow fill the area, which makes you tear up witnessing the scene. I have also experienced losing a relative, and it was sad hearing stories about how she was treated by my aunt and how she regrets the mistakes she made in the past. Read more

Someone like you – Adele

I heard, that you’re settled down
That you found a girl and you’re, married now

I heard, that your dreams came true
I guess she gave you things
I didn’t give to you

Old friend, why are you so shy
Ain’t like you to hold back
Or hide from the light

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited but I
Couldn’t stay away I couldn’t fight it
I had hoped you’d see my face
And that you be reminded that for me it isn’t over

Never mind I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best
For you too, don’t forget me
I beg, I’ll remember you said
Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead
Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead yeah

You know how the time flies
Only yesterday it was the time of our lives
We were born and raised
In a summer haze bound by the surprise
Of our glory days

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited but I
Couldn’t stay away I couldn’t fight it
I hoped you’d see my face
And that you’d be reminded that for me it isn’t over

Never mind I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
Don’t forget me I beg, I’ll remember you said
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead

Nothing compares no worries or cares
Regrets and mistakes their memories made
Who would have known how bittersweet
This would taste

Never mind I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you
Don’t forget me I beg, I’ll remember you said
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead

Never mind I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
Don’t forget me I beg, I’ll remember you said
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead

Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead

 

“Someone like You” is a song by English singer-songwriter Adele. It was written by Adele and Dan Wilson for her second studio album, 21. It is the second single and final track on the album. The song was inspired by a broken relationship, and lyrically speaks of Adele’s coming to terms with it.

In 2012, Someone like you was number 22 of the funeral music chart. While the tune, which is well-known for making everyone cry, is sure to get the tears flowing at a funeral, the underlying message may be somewhat offensive to the average cadaver.  Adele has stated the song is about her reaction to finding out that her ex-boyfriend is married. In the song’s chorus, she declares she will just move on with a similar person.

But it can still be used by people as a song at a funeral as it talks about going through the heartbreak of losing someone, yet still having the hope of finding someone new. It also talks about healing from the pain of losing someone by moving on, and knowing that there will be someone out there that can give the same love and affection that the one who left gave.

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The Last Goodbye by Red Sovine

We just finished our dinner and
I’d gone in the den and turned on the TV.
When she walked in and kissed me
on the cheek like a million times before.
And she said “Honey, I know It’s late.
But if you don’t mind, My shoppings gotten a little behind.
So I think I’ll drive downtown to the grocery store.”

Well.. I didn’t look up, Just nodded OK and asked her to
hand me an ashtray.
And when she did, I reached over and squeezed
her hand, And then she left.
And I shuddered a minute
At the thought of my world without her in it.
And I reassuringly sought the touch
of my wedding band.

Well.. I musta been dozing,
’cause I didn’t hear the door.
And I thought now that’s strange,
I’ve never done that before.
But I looked up, And she was standing by my chair.
“Kinda snucked in on me” I said,
And she smiled and nodded her head.
And I told her that she looked just like an angel
standing there.

For a long moment she didn’t say a thing.
And then she caressed her gold wedding ring.
And I thought I saw a tear drop in her eye.
“Honey, You’ll never know how much I love you”
She said.

And I thought of the many years that we had been wed.
As I told her that no one could be as happy as I.
And then the strangest feeling filled the room.
Not one of happiness but one of gloom.
And for the first time in my life, I saw sadness in her face.
I reached out to touch her, and she drew away.
And she told be again, That ours was a love..
That time could never erase.

And then I thought I heard a thousand voices singing
But I realized it was the telephone ringing.
And that’s when I saw the halo
Surround her pretty golden hair.

I turned trembling to the receiver and heard a cold voice
say there had been a wreck out on the highway.
And I knew that when I looked back, She wouldn’t be there.
Because it was an angels way of saying our last goodbye.

Woodrow Wilson “Red” Sovine (July 7, 1917 – April 4, 1980) was an American country music singer and songwriter associated with truck driving songs, particularly those recited as narratives, but set to music. His song The Last Goodbye is one of his hits and it talks about the sudden passing of a loved one and the initial shock that comes right after. It talks about how anything can happen and how things can quickly change in a snap of a finger. The lyrics suggests that we must cherish every moment that we have with our loved ones, as we will never know if it would be the last time that we will see them again.

As Red Sovine brilliantly wrote, he talked about how the love of his life went out and never came back as she was a victim of a car crash. Coincidentally, Red Sovine has a heart attack while he was driving, and his car crashed. He was rushed to the hospital and he eventually passed away in 1980. This is one of the instances wherein an artist was able to connect his death to his work.

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God only cries by Diamond Rio

On an icy road one night
A young man loses his life
They marked the shoulder with a cross
An’ his family gathers round
On a piece of Hallowed ground
Their hearts are heavy with their loss
As the tears fall from their eyes
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5 Things You Should Do When Consoling Someone Who is Grieving

Grief is a very complicated process to go through and people are almost completely broken by it. The sheer pain itself can stretch a person’s sanity to its limits and it’s a very agonizing thing to feel, let alone to witness. This is why approaching a friend who is in the middle of grieving can be a very sensitive subject. Oftentimes, we decide to let people be and let them deal with the grief in their own privacy, but to some, the thought of simply leaving a friend or a family member alone in a time like this is sort of an act of betrayal. A grieving friend can feel so utterly spent that they just would need somebody to lean on. And sometimes, this task may fall on you. Read more

Life Is A Highway (Tom Cochrane)

Life’s like a road that you travel on
When there’s one day here and the next day gone
Sometimes you bend, sometimes you stand
Sometimes you turn your back to the wind
There’s a world outside every darkened door
Where blues won’t haunt you anymore
Where the brave are free and lovers soar
Come ride with me to the distant shore
We won’t hesitate, break down the garden gate
There’s not much time left today Read more