Farewell messages come people’s way every now and then. Of all kinds of messages that people can make, farewell messages are the most difficult to compose because they are replete with sorrows. The occasions that call for the making of these messages are attended by the parting of ways of people. People who part (especially those who have moments to reminisce) need to console one another in an attempt to lessen the impact of separation.
In cases like these, you need to write (or say) the right words at the right time. In farewell messages, the words should be carefully chosen with the consideration of those who will read your message (or those who will hear it). In written farewell messages, the words you should employ must communicate the ideas that you want to share and in a way that your readers would understand you very well. Your written farewell messages cannot cause the same impact that your presence would evoke, so make use of words and expressions that would clearly convey your feelings and your thoughts about leaving.
On the other hand, you must also take note of some important details while delivering your farewell messages before an audience from whom you will part. Make sure that the written message that you will read before them represents what you really feel about the situation. Your bodily expressions in conjunction with the sound of your voice and the expressions in your eyes should manifest a harmonious expression of what you really feel within. Failing to do so would be catastrophic. You wouldn’t want your audience to feel you do not really mean what you say. Remember to input just the truth in how you really see the situation instead of feigning sadness in your farewell messages.
Farewell messages should not, however, put too much emphasis on sad feelings. Parting is already a sad event. You must not prepare a message that will aggravate the loneliness that your listeners feel. What best you can include in your farewell messages are words of hope. For example, you may try to emphasize that you have a mission to accomplish and leaving is a necessary prelude to it. You may also try to point out in your farewell messages that there will always be another time to meet again – in a better condition, in a better kind of life. Then perhaps, you can include words of encouragement to the effect that you want to wish them the best in their own lives. Yes, and that someday you will meet again. Give these very important details to your audience in your farewell messages.
People came and people go. Hellos are said, goodbyes are said too. Meeting and parting form a vicious cycle that can make people really depressed. That is precisely why people need to know everyone’s thought about parting – to cushion unhappiness. To know how you feel and how they have meant to you all through these years – that is exactly what they want to hear in farewell messages.