Death is not an easy event for anyone to handle. It is often the most difficult event that one person must cope with. You are left with a sense of longing and emptiness, regret, anger and sadness. Its a sense of void associated with everyday activities, memories and challenges that reminded you of those who have passed. However, remembering them through those challenges is a part of the grieving process. Within this article we will look at five different ways that you can honour the memory of those who have passed.
Finish an Uncompleted Project or Goal
Before someone has passed they may have been working or a project or goal that they were excited about completing. A way that you can honour them is by completing that goal for them, whether it be finishing the deck or garden outside or maybe they were working towards running their first race. When you are working towards finishing their goal you are able to finish something that meant a lot to them, thus bringing you closer to that person. While you work on that goal or project, it will serve as a positive reminder of your loved one and bring you together in one final task together.
Live in the Now
I am sure that there is one thing that your loved one was always saying to you that would make them very proud to see you accomplish. It may be going back to school, or seeking your dream job, but now is the time to embrace it and reach for those goals. Your passed loved one wants you to be happy, honour them by finally doing what makes you happy.
Prepare & Enjoy a Favourite Meal with Others
Another sentimental way to honour your passed loved ones is too bring together everyone that had really cared about them and prepare their favourite meal. When you are preparing their favourite meal it will bring up many positive memories on times where you were able to all sit down and share that meal with them. During the meal, it is a great opportunity for family and friends to sit down and share fond memories, while helping each other through the grieving process.
Write a Letter
When a loved one passes, a large amount of the time it is unforeseen and leaves you with a void and many questions left unanswered. An important way to honour your loved one while helping yourself is to write a letter to them. You need to release all emotions, good and bad, and share your favourite memories in this final letter and conversation with them. Use this as a way to have final conversation with them, telling them everything you need to say while learning to in time move on.
Do Some Charitable Work In Their Honour
For some families it is important to great a sense of forever, or forward act of kindness when their loved ones have passed. One thing to consider is setting up a charity, donating, or organizing a charitable effort in their honour. When you are setting up charitable work in the name of your loved one that has passed, you are creating awareness and a reputation of selflessness in their name. When you are deciding what they charity or event should be, try to consider things that they believed strongly in, such as if they were strong advocates for animal shelters, you could organize an annual 2km walk with people and pets in the community to raise money for local shelters. Or if your loved one passed away from an illness like cancer, you could set up a run and donate all the funds to the local hospitals cancer ward. There are many different types of charitable work that you can be doing in their honour.
The grieving process is a deeply personal experience. When you face the passing of a loved one, don’t do it alone. Get the help you need from loved ones, and trust professionals like Simply Cremations & Funeral Service in Calgary, Alberta to handle your affairs professionally and compassionately. Contact us to see ho
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