Actions Speak Louder Than Words…

when grief strikes.

There is a reason for the saying “Actions Speak Louder Than Words.”  It is because a lot of people open mouth and insert foot when it comes to comforting anyone who is grieving.

Instead of talking do any or all of the following:

  • Send a card.
  • Send a basket.
  • Pray for the family.
  • Sit and listen to them vent.
  • Take food over to their house.
  • Show up at the funeral home and/or funeral service.

Doing requires action.  Your actions will speak louder and be more meaningful than your words.

Coming tomorrow:  Michele    Thinks  Again


What To Say To A Christian In Grief

At the funeral home or church service say the same thing as a non-Christian – “I’m sorry for your loss.”  Depending upon the relationship you have with the widow, adding “I Love You” is appropriate.

Let her make the next move regarding the conversation.  If she wants to explain what happened fine.  If not, move on and let the next person in line express their condolences.

**The fact that you are there speaks volumes.**

Let your actions speak for you rather than risk saying the wrong thing.