Are you dealing with loss? Have you recently lost a loved one? Are you grieving over the loss of your grandmother, father or your beloved pet? Are you in the depths of despair and have lost the will to eat?
We know that dealing with loss is one of the toughest experiences anyone has to go through and that death is no laughing matter. Many have found different ways to deal with loss of a loved one or pet. While not all ways of coping are great, each person needs to find their own way of accepting the loss and learning to live with it.
Many use the expression, “time heals all wounds,” as a blanket response on dealing with loss. While it is true that over time the pain and hurt you feel will become less noticeable but it doesn’t help with the pain you feel presently.It seems that life has a way of throwing hardships at each of us to see how strongly we can handle it. We understand what is like to lose a loved one simply because each of us has lost someone. Each of us found our own way of coping and learning to live with it.
Through on our own experiences and research, we compiled some tips that help with the loss of a loved one in the present while honoring the life they led. While time does indeed heal all wounds, sometimes we all need a little help to get there.
Make it a routine to celebrate their death anniversary and birthday:
- Gather your friends and family in a small ceremony and celebrate your loved ones life together.
- Create happy moments to help other who are still grieving.
Write your loved one's name on a candle holder then light it whenever you think of them. You can light the candle on special occasion.
Let loose a balloon every time you visit the cemetery. It can be on their birthday or on a special occasion.
* * Balloons have many metaphorical meanings. Balloons signify trying to hold onto something but also signify letting go. With life, holding onto something that is not staying with you by choice is also very sinking, empty and scary feeling. That is until you let it go and feeling how freeing the release is. Sometimes we struggle so hard to keep something or someone with us, that we don't see that the answer lies in letting go. * *
You could plant a tree to remember a loved ones life. The tree will symbolize a new life or birth.
As it grows and blooms, you will establish a connection and relinquish a lament of that loved one when the tree is grown.
This could also be a part of your therapy when you are feeling down. You may simply relate to the tree and absorb all of the wonderful green energy that surrounds it, thus uplifting your soul.
If you are a creative and visual individual, this is an active way of coping. Create a collage of pictures of your loved one from every stage of their life.
It is a great way to remember all the wonderful times and memories you shared when they were alive.
Create a permanent memory of their legacy by framing a precious moment from their life:
- A great achievement in life.
- Favourite place they had visited.
- A special milestone in their life: wedding, graduation, children, etc.
Craft or engrave their names on a tree or big decorative stones around your garden.
In moments of sadness, you could look at the engraving and smile.
Turn their favourite piece of clothing into a stuff toy, like a teddy bear or pillowcase to use as a keepsake or decorative element in the house.
It all depends on how you would like to keep their memory alive.
Keep a loved one's accessory to wear if you don't want to lose the attachment.
Having a piece of person's life with you at all times can help you feel a lot closer to your loved one, wether it is a heirloom, a watch, a bracelet or just something special that belongs to them.
These days wearing a memorial jewelry, wether that is a bracelet, a ring or necklace with your loved one's photo and engraving, is a very popular and unique way of keeping their memory alive and close to your heart.
* * For those that want to keep their loved ones close to their heart, MEMORIAL JEWELRY provides the most personal and unique way to keep the memories of your loved one alive. * *