So many times, grief is deeper than words can express. Just being alongside a friend is the best expression of love, support and caring. Often, words don’t come out right or can be taken wrong by a person in the midst of pain. Listening and offering a shoulder to lean on is rarely not valued and seems to always be understood as the best form of empathy. Don’t let the idea of not knowing what to say keep you from being with your friend. Your presence will have more power than your words.