How To Celebrate A Life After A Passing


How To Celebrate A Life After A Passing 

Losing a loved one is a terrible thing to have to go through, and it’s going to be one of the most challenging things you’ll need to deal with in your life. However, in the midst of all your grief and sadness, it’s important to celebrate the life of the person who passed away, even if that might seem like a difficult thing to do when you’re focused on the sadder parts of what’s happened. If you’re in this situation, we’re very sorry, and we hope that the following ideas about how to celebrate a life after a passing will help. Read on to find out more. 

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Create A Memorial 

Making a memorial can be a real, physical way to celebrate someone’s life, and it gives you a chance to honor them in a way that feels right to you. This whole idea could start by looking at and choosing a special grave marker, and that’s a wonderful way to begin, but if you want to do more, there are other options you can add on top of this. 

One idea might be to plant a tree or a garden of their favorite plants, for example. Or you could pay to sponsor a park bench or a theater seat or something else in a place they loved to spend time. Or what about making a photo book of their most precious times with you? There are so many options that you’re sure to find a memorial that makes you feel glad about their lives and really shows how they were. 

Support A Cause

Something that can help you feel better about someone’s passing, or at least ensure the grief isn’t too overwhelming, is to think about the good causes they liked to support and do the same as they would have done. So if they would have donated money, you can do the same, or if they would have volunteered their time, that’s something you can do. 

If they didn’t support a specific cause, think about what it was they really felt passionate about and find a cause that links with their thoughts and feelings. By helping others in their name, you’ll feel a lot closer to them, which will help with the grieving process and ensure you remember them well. 

Start A New Tradition 

Another lovely idea to celebrate a life after a passing that isn’t just for now but for many years - perhaps even decades or generations - into the future is to start a new tradition. Think of something you could do every year, either by yourself or with your friends and family on the anniversary of your loved one’s death to remember them by. 

Whatever you do doesn’t have to be linked to them exactly, but if you can think of something they would have enjoyed, that’s definitely a good place to start. Make it an annual tradition that you can plan ahead of time, and the anniversary won’t seem so overwhelming.

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