Losing a loved one can be really tough. While some of us may move on quickly, others can’t just let go of the dear memories of their loved ones. Everyone has different coping mechanisms and similarly different ways to remember their loved ones. As many people believe, the ones we love are never dead, they just live on in our memories. To honor their memory and to remember the good times we spent with them, we all have our own special way.
Let’s take a look at some of the things that you can do to gracefully remember your deceased loved ones and cherish the times you spent with them.
1. Play Their Favorite Song
Everyone has their own taste in music that makes them happy, we often have a signature song that everyone remembers us by. Even your loved ones who passed away must’ve had a song or even a few that you can associate with them. If you just take a moment to play their favorite song and remember them, you will feel yourself going back in time when you both had great times together. There is no better cure to melancholy than music and there’s no better companion to it too. So just play their favorite song and you’ll have honored them in a very special way.
2. Create a Collage
A picture says a thousand words and after our loved ones are gone, their words and faces are the only memories we can hold on to. Dig out some of your old photo albums and have a look at all the times when you were happy with them. After you find the perfect photos that hold a special place in your heart, you can create a collage of all those special memories in one place. This collage will help you remember them every day and is sure to put a smile on your face whenever you pass it by.
3. Immortalize Their Life With Art
Now that you look back at it, there might have been nothing more beautiful than the life that your deceased loved one lived. And to celebrate that beautiful life you can try to immortalize it in a beautiful piece of art. You can transfer their last remains into a beautiful custom-made urn, choosing a design that would’ve been loved in their life is the best way to decide what color and design to choose from. You can take a look at these modern designs for urns to help you get some ideas. A beautiful urn is sure to remind you of your loved one and their finer tastes in life whenever you pass it by.
4. Spark a Light
Light can symbolize many things including nirvana, goodness, purity, and a journey to a beautiful afterlife. It will be an ode to your loved one if you light a candle, a fairy light, or a beautiful lantern in their memory. The light will be a symbol of their passing on into the spiritual world from where they might be looking down upon you. This light will make you remember how beautiful and warm the presence of that loved one was for you.
5. Write a Letter
Since your loved one has passed on into a better place, you can’t talk to them but you can write a heartfelt letter to them to tell them how much you miss them. A letter can be the most touching thing you can give to someone when they’re alive and the same goes for when they’re no longer with us. You can write down all the things that you often found yourself wanting to share with them but couldn’t due to them being gone. So write a letter that will be just between the two of you and it will be something that you can come back to read after many years whenever you miss them.
Seeing a loved one leave us right before our eyes can be the saddest part of life, but it is also a very essential part without which life wouldn’t be complete. A loved one does not disappear from the world after they’re gone, they just take their place in the hearts of the people who truly loved them. So do some of these things to remember your loved one whenever you miss them and you’ll definitely end up smiling once you remember the good times and the bad times that you went through. After all, life is a journey and death is not a period but a comma.