Often after a death–no matter the circumstances–we are tempted to try and forget; the anger, pain, and sadness we experience after a loved one’s passing are feelings we may try to run from or put out of our minds.
But after we grieve, and after some time has passed and we begin to move on, we begin to realize how important it is to remember those whom we’ve lost. And though some of those emotions may still be painful, it’s important to try and remember that we are not dwelling on the person’s death, but rather celebrating the life they lived.
The holidays, especially, are a wonderful time to honor and remember our friends and loved ones who have passed away. Many groups in our community host public remembrance ceremonies throughout the holidays and the year. Public remembrances can bring up many personal emotions, but often it helps to be surrounded by those who understand and who can share in what you’ve been through. But celebrating and remembering in your own way can be as public or as private, and as simple or as festive, as you want and need it to be. The important thing is that you are keeping alive the memories of those who were, and will continue to be, important to you.
Don’t be afraid to take some time every once in a while to remember the ones you’ve lost. Not only will you be keeping their memories alive, but you’ll be showing your appreciation for the life they lived and the lives they’ve touched–including yours.
Howard K. Hill
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