Sending thoughts and, err, stuff
May 3, 2012 10:16 AM Subscribe
ComfortFilter: Looking for a better way to express sympathy and support than just "We're keeping you in our thoughts." Can't just be for close loved ones.
posted by Wretch729 to Human Relations (24 answers total) 37 users marked this as a favorite
I've had several friends/family in various scrapes recently and have been struck by how hard I find it to come up with a good but brief way of expressing my sympathy and support and maybe some comfort. "We're keeping you in our thoughts and prayers" expresses this pretty well, except that unfortunately I don't particularly believe in prayer, so it's insincere and without that part it just seems short and incomplete. "Sending good vibes" is similarly fuzzy, since it doesn't mean anything to me. "Sending a hug" works, sort of, but isn't always appropriate and still seems sort of trivial. Likewise, "our thoughts and love are with you" is sometimes not appropriate, for instance if a business colleague has a death in the family.
Any suggestions hivemind?