Memorial – What can I do on the anniversary of my loved ones’ passing?

The anniversary of the loss of a loved one can evoke wonderful memories but can also result in a resurgence of pain & grief.

Processing can be challenging.

Whilst personal time of quiet contemplation. is often desired, isolation might not necessarily be spiritually beneficial and so this time might be better utilised as an opportunity for a family gathering, or a remembrance event so that your shared experience might offer some comfort and unity.

There are some options mentioned on my Helpful People  page  but here are some ideas you might consider:

Hold a special remembrance ceremony I can create a memorial service, consistent in content, or not, to the funeral.
Visit their final resting place You might visit regularly or not at all, but this occasion could be a day that you share with other people who loved them.
Write a letter or poem Writing can be very therapeutic. The letter can be addressed to yourself, or to your loved one.
Listen to favourite songs or the funeral music Music evokes emotions, sensations and feeling. It can transport you to a familiar time.
Meditation and Prayer You may find comfort & solace in peacefully taking time for yourself.
Express loving sentiments with flowers Procuring some flowers for yourself or your loved one can itself be a focus of remembrance.
Meaningful Activity Enjoying an activity that your shared together might re-engage the joyous times.
Create a Memorial Object Donating a park to a favourite park or lookout, sponsor a seat in a favourite theatre, a brick or stained glass window in a building
Light a memorial candle Light a memorial candle is a very traditional act of remembrance
Create an online memorial There are various options for creating an online memorial. Looking through photo and videos. Relive the memories by looking through photographs and videos.


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