Sympathy is one of the most challenging aspects of life. There is no book on what or how you act on it. We all can agree that it is highly emotional and everybody handles sympathy and grieving differently. We can also agree that we like to help in any way possible to support our friends, family, and loved one in their time of need, even if it is something as simple, yet caring as a sympathy gift basket.
“The phone rang at a peculiar time in the late evening. Already on alert, I quickly answered and without any words spoken, I could sense something was terribly wrong. It was my best friend frantic and telling me that her husband’s ailing health had taken a turn from bad to worse.
It all happened so fast, and I needed to do something to provide any comfort to my best friend, but I also in a way needed to do something for her to make myself feel better.”
According to wiki, Sympathy is a social affinity in which one person stands with another person, closely understanding his or her feelings. It is the feeling of compassion or concern for another, the wish to see them better off or happier. We all have times where we know someone, or even ourselves, can benefit from the affection that a personal sympathy gift basket can display.
The loss of a loved one, a parent, spouse, husband, is a horrific nightmare turned into real life. It is a devastating time in one’s life that often leads to a feeling of emptiness and being alone. The emotional rollercoaster and distress is incredibly hard.
Sympathy and grieving is not an overnight process. It may not hurt as much but it may never go away. My grandmother lost her husband to cancer when she was in her forties. She is now 96 years old and guess what? She never remarried nor even had the slightest thought of doing so. She said she lost the love of her life, the tic to her tock, and the twenty five years of marriage with him, the four children, including my Mom, was now a fairytale. She was incredibly grateful, but sadly as, she says, “it ended”. She felt that nothing would ever compare to the man who made her feel like a modern day princess in her day and she had no interest in ever trying. And by the way, she still states the same thing now at 96 with the same conviction if not more, and has never wavered for over 50 years. Personally, it is hard to imagine but I find it romantic, old fashion, and incredible.
Sympathy, unfortunately, is something that will always be a part of the cycle of life. Sympathy comes in different forms, from the loss of Fido, the loss of a mother, the loss of a job, a grandparent passes away, or a terrible car accident. Whatever the occassion, sympathy baskets can show someone you care.
Sympathy Gift Packages
Sympathy can include the burial of your child’s first goldfish or hamster. Perhaps a memorial service in the form of a shoe box, a shovel, and a few last brave words spoken in honor of that “Goldie” the goldfish that Dad’s right arm threw for a victory in ring tossing at the state fair.
Spoonful of Comfort offers many wonderful sympathy gift packages that send the right, personal message that includes a handwritten note. It will make them feel better and so will you. And we guarantee the quality of service and products with a 100% customer satisfaction experience.
Spoonful of Comfort was founded when Marti Wymer wanted to send some comfort to her mother who was diagnosed with Cancer far away. When she got her call she said she felt like she got punched in the stomach, time stopped, and after she gathered her thoughts she instantly began to think about how she could send her Mom something that expressed her deep concern, sadness, encouragement, and also confide her mother’s feelings.
When you consider the overwhelming emotions that are being experienced, there is absolute clarity in the feeling of wanting to do something. Every fiber in your body is being mobilized to act, and act quickly. Marti realized in her time of sympathy that she desperately wanted to send a sympathy gift package or do something for her Mother but couldn’t find the right gift that captured her emotions being felt, her mother’s, and the overall gravity and seriousness of the situation that Cancer caused. Flowers didn’t seem appropriate, and fruit baskets didn’t seem personal enough. None of it was delivering the personal message she needed to send to her Mom. It was bigger than flowers, it was bigger than some dried fruit with nuts, it was her Mom engaged in an all out battle with cancer.
Sadly, 6 weeks later she lost her mother to Cancer. Marti never forgot the helpless feeling she had and Spoonful of Comfort was born to honor her mother Mona and our sympathy gifts are here for you. A legacy has been created and every package sent out a donation is made in Mona’s name to the American Cancer Society and other charitable foundations. We want to help others that are experiencing similar situations.
“When you get that dreaded call, when you see your Mom weak but fighting, you have a lot on your mind and I just wanted to do whatever I needed to do w/ out any distractions. Spoonful of Comfort bases a lot of my experiences with my Mom and we work hard to be a reliable partner for you because we know you don’t need distractions, you need reliability with compassion. That’s who we are, what we do, and we get it.”
We know that a sympathy package won’t solve any problems, but often times it can make things feel a little better. Whether it’s for you or another recipient.