How can we bring solace to the bereaved through a condolence note? The sympathy notes that extend needed comfort are personal and share thoughts and memories of the deceased. Before you begin to write a sympathy note, take the time to reflect on your personal memories and jot down some stories that illustrate the unique qualities of the deceased.
Everyone has a story about a friend, loved one, colleague, and community member. The friend that brought you soup when you had the flu, the co-worker who tried to help dry your shoes by putting them in the microwave, or the neighbor that attempted to push your car when it was stuck in the snow and got his car stuck too. We all know funny, charming, and caring tales and when it is time to write a sympathy note, it's these stories that are most appreciated.
When someone dies, all we have left are memories and it's these shared experiences that are sure to bring some warmth during a difficult time.