Christmas has a unique look and feel for those who have suffered loss and find themselves grieving. There have been so many losses in 2021 for so many people.
This collection of quotes gives me some comfort, guidance, and serves as a reminder of some of the ways I can frame my grief this Christmas.
As you prepare for Christmas, may you find strength for your journey and hope for the road ahead.
10 Quote for Those Who Grieve this Christmas
Giving your presence might be the best Christmas gift you could give someone this year. — Ken Fite
The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing each other’s loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays. — W.C. Jones
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. — A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
My life was suddenly divided into BEFORE and AFTER, and there was no going back to BEFORE. But then I realized I had a choice to live the AFTER. I had to decide. — Brenda Neal
Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything. — C.S. Lewis
Little by little, we let go of loss but never of love. — Unknown
Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves, ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim. — Vicki Harrison
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance — each beautiful, unique, and gone too soon. — Deborah Whipp
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. — Henry Havelock Ellis
There are no quick fixes to grief. No easy answers. Every expression of grief that wants to be felt and honored and given its space must be allowed…in order to heal. — Tom Zuba
Which quote landed for you? What quote have you appreciated that you'd like to share?