We all know the feeling. We’ve lost a loved one, and we’re struggling to cope with our emotions. Then someone we barely know comes up to us and says they’re sorry for our loss. It can be so difficult to find the right words to say in return. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here is a list of sample thank you notes for when someone shows sympathy. Thank them for their kind words, and let them know that you appreciate their support during this difficult time. You’ll be glad you wrote these notes, and your friend or family member will feel appreciated and loved.
#1 Thank you for taking the time to send your condolences and familiar words. These kind things mean a lot to me during this challenging time. Your thoughts and prayers have meant so much as I try to continue on with my day-to-day life without my loved one.
#2 Thank you for the thoughtful cards and notes of sympathy. Words simply cannot express how much they mean to me at such a difficult time. At times, it is hard moving forward in life, but receiving kind wishes like these make all the difference and help ease the pain I feel inside.
#3 I am grateful that there were people who cared enough to be by my side during this time of loss; namely you for your support and love through phone calls and letters. They helped comfort me during such a difficult time.
#4 Thank you for writing such an uplifting letter – after losing someone dear, we must rediscover who we are as people – what makes us happy, what gives our lives meaning, what makes us want to live. Thank you for reminding me of that through your letter.
#5 You are the voice of empathy during the days following my loss. Your condolences have served as a reminder that it is okay to be sad and feel sorrowful, even amidst all the joys in life. This has meant the world to me during this difficult time.
#6 I don’t know exactly what I would have done without your help these past few days – you are truly an amazing friend who lights up my world. My cup runneth over with all you have done for me, letting me lean on your shoulder, lending your ear, and holding back my hair after I lose my lunch (a strange mix of soup and tears). The support you provide is helping to heal the pain that comes with losing someone dear.
#7 Thank you for your kind words, which were a great comfort during my loss. I was lucky enough to have known this person for many years and hearing about their life has made it easier for me deal with the loss of them. Thank you again for sharing these memories with me, they mean a lot.
#8 There are not enough words in the dictionary to properly thank you for standing by my side during this time; however, please know that I am eternally grateful to have an angel like yourself looking out for me. You are truly one-of-a-kind!
#9 I’m not sure how I would get through this difficult time without your support – especially when you are so busy with your own life. I want you to know that everything you have done has made an enormous difference in my well-being, and for that I am eternally grateful.
#10 Thank you for the kind words in your letter. They brought me much comfort when I received it during this time of loss – when saying anything out loud is often difficult. We all must go through times like these, but also know that there is light at the end of the tunnel if we stand by each other’s side during these difficult times. Thank you again for standing by my side during this time, I truly appreciate it!
#11 I don’t know what to say or do to repay your kindness during this difficult time – you mean so much to me and I only wish the best for you. Thank you for giving me hope during this dark time – it glows brighter because of your kindness.
#12 I want to thank you for writing such a beautiful letter, and may we always remember the good times we shared with my loved one. Your kind words brought more comfort than you know at this difficult time of loss. I am truly thankful that we have each other’s support during these sad times.
#13 While words cannot express how grateful I am that I had someone like you by my side during this difficult period in my life, I will say that no thank you would be quite sufficient (and probably way too awkward). Instead, let me just say once again: thank you.
#14 Support during this difficult time – your words have given me hope in my life once again. Thank you for being there when I needed the most, sharing the good memories of my loved one, and bringing a smile to my face when I think about them (which is more often than I like to admit). This has meant so much to me and my family at this difficult time.
#15 Thank you for writing such a kind letter, which helped give me some closure after we lost our friend. Your words were able to comfort us all during this sad time in our lives. I cannot imagine what would have happened if it weren’t for your support; however, I am grateful that it did come along when we needed it most.
#16 I am glad that I had someone like you in my life when my loved one passed away. You are truly a great friend – but then again, I knew that already! Your words of comfort were immensely helpful when I was at my most vulnerable time after losing someone dear to me. Thank you for being there for me with your kind words and love throughout this difficult time.
#17 Thank you for all the wonderful memories you have shared with us during these times of sadness, especially about how much they would have wanted us to celebrate their life rather than mourn their death. Sometimes it can be hard to remember that this person is no longer here on earth with us physically; however, knowing that they will always be in our hearts can help get throug h the tough times.
#18 Thank you for writing such an uplifting letter – after losing someone dear, we must re-discover who we are as people – what makes us happy, what gives our lives meaning, and what inspires us. You made me pause and think about what is truly important.
#19 Thank you for your condolences during this difficult time. Your kind words and gentle hugs remind me that I am not alone as I grieve. It means a lot to know I have such good friends like you. Thank you for your friendship, especially now when I need it most.
#20 From my family to yours, thank you for the heartfelt note of sympathy during this very sad time in our lives. We are touched by all of your thoughtfulness displaying how much respect you have for our loved one’s life.
#21 With gratitude for everything that has brought us together…our similarities, our differences, our laughter and tears, I would like to express my appreciation with love and thankfulness for your condolences and support during this difficult time.
#22 I appreciate the thoughtful words of condolence you have sent to me over the past few days. Your kind thoughts will help raise my spirits as I try to get through the loss of my loved one. Thank you!
#23 It is so heartwarming when people come together in bond of caring beyond just saying simple words, but also with heartfelt actions that are done with great love. The sympathy card, flowers, delicious food, visits, phone calls – they are all expressions of love and good wishes for comfort in a time when it is so needed. With thanks for your kindness…
#24 Thank you for your condolences during this difficult time. Your kindness has meant so much to me and has touched my heart. Your love and support has helped me get through this time of sorrow and pain.
#25 I am deeply grateful for your sympathy card, beautiful words, and loving hugs during a difficult time. Thank you for the kind thoughts you have shared with me – I am feeling positive about life again!
#26 Your thoughtfulness is very much appreciated during my time of loss. I know it takes effort to sit down and write a condolence note or visit when I need company, but truly all these acts mean the world to me in my sad days… The flowers were lovely (and unexpected), too! Thank you so much for sharing your condolences. It means a lot to me that you are there in my times of need.
#27 Thank you for your closure note. Your condolence has helped me to feel more at peace with the loss of my loved one, and your support is invaluable to me at this time.
#28 Thank you for being so thoughtful during this difficult time in my life. The small things go a long way by reminding me that I am not alone in my grief… Thank you for your kindness!
#29 My days are filled with memories that I cherish – too many pictures, laughter, wonderful conversations in the kitchen late into the night, dinners together in good times and bad, watching our children grow up together, sharing holidays and special occasions. All these things make it easier when someone is taken from this world but never forgotten. When people are around us who care about our feelings during such a loss – it makes the pain so much easier to bear.
#30 Thank you for your condolences and generous gesture of sharing your thoughts and feelings at this time. The presence of love and support is so very important as we lay our loved one to rest with memories that will last a lifetime.
#31 My heartfelt thanks go out to all those who have sent their sympathy during this difficult period. Your sincere kind words, thoughtful notes, phone calls and cards made such a difference in my life as I mourned for this dear friend…. Thank you for your condolences!
#32 Your heartfelt note helped me to remember that I am not alone in the world, and that others share my sorrow over this loss. Although it has been a long time since I’ve seen you, you are still in my heart. Thank you for your kind wishes. Your words were an important part of this healing process for me.
#33 Thank you for your condolences during my time of grief. It is difficult to go through these times alone because our lives are usually filled with family and friends who help us celebrate life’s joys together. Your comforting presence was greatly appreciated during the sad days after losing my loved one.
#34 In losing someone dear to us, we lose a part of ourselves as well. Your kind words of sympathy have been a comfort to me during this time of sadness and reflection. Thank you for your support and presence during these difficult days.
#35 I want you to know that my thoughts are with you as well, especially when I think about the wonderful things my loved one would say if he or she were still here with us today. You have always been a bright light in my life – thank you for being there even now during this time of loss and grief.
#36 Your letter was a real pick-me up, reminding me that although the road is long, we must continue moving forward until we find our way through once again. You will be in my heart as I move forward trying to embrace the new normal created by this loss.
#37 In life, we must go through difficult times in order to appreciate the good ones even more. Your kind words of condolence have been a comfort during this time of sadness and reflection. Thank you for your support and presence during these challenging days I am going through right now.
#38 I can’t tell you how much it touches me that you would take the time to write such a thoughtful note during my time of grief and sadness. It is comforting knowing that you care enough to reach out and offer me some emotional support and encouragement at such a difficult time in my life.
#39 Your kind words helped remind me that although one door has closed, new doors will soon open up allowing both new adventures and opportunities as well as wonderful people who will enter my life. Thank you for your condolences during this difficult time in my life.
#40 Your kind words were especially comforting to me because I know how much you cared about my loved one. Your support and encouragement mean the world to me as it helps me through these difficult times knowing that there are people like you out there who care. It is truly a beautiful thing to know that someone understands what it feels like to lose someone they love so dearly.
#41 The death of a loved one causes us all to look at our own lives, our futures, and our plans more carefully – sometimes even with fear or regret because we have not taken enough chances in life. Your kind words gave me hope that I can still accomplish everything I had planned for my life before the loss of my loved one.
#42 I want you to know that I am slowly but surely putting one foot in front of the other and moving forward with confidence knowing that all is not lost and I will find my way once again someday. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to write such a gracious letter of condolence during this difficult time in my life. You have no idea how much it meant to me, especially on a day when it was so easy to feel sad and lose hope.
#43 My heart is filled with many emotions: sadness, loss, and confusion. Yet I am comforted to know that there are also feelings of love and beauty. Thank you for your kind thoughts and words during this difficult time.
#44 I want to thank you for all the things you have done for me in my time of need. Your support means more than I can express here. Please know how much it has helped me to see a friend when I was sinking into despair.
#45 Thanks for being there when my family needed support the most. It was comforting knowing someone cared enough to be at our side when we were feeling lost in the emptiness following _________’s passing away.
#46 Dear ___________, I do not know what I would have done if I did not have you to turn to when my world changed. Your kind words and actions helped me rise above the sadness that threatened to envelope me in its darkness. You are truly a great friend, and I thank you for what you did when I needed it most.
#47 Thank you for your expressions of sympathy during this dark time. Knowing others care about our loss has helped us to focus on brighter days ahead rather than feel overwhelmed with pain today. We could never say enough thanks for all your help during this difficult time! Thank you so much.
#48 It was comforting knowing there were people around who cared in the midst of tragedy. Within days, we had a huge outpouring of love family and friends – all helping us to continue on. We thank you for your many acts of kindness and the beautiful flowers that decorated our home during those days.
#49 Thank you for your letter, your presence, and for speaking such kind words about my husband/mother/father/son/daughter. It means so much to know that others will remember his life as we do.
#50 When we stopped by to visit following _________’s funeral mass, we were greeted with warmth and comfort in a house filled with sadness. Thank you so much for the wonderful food and all the hard work you put into making it special day even more memorable! You will always hold a place in our hearts!