Module 4 - Moving through grief
Chapter 1: How can I move through this loss?
Remembering and honouring
Trying to forget the person who has died, and to put them out of your mind, takes a great deal of energy and is usually not productive. Making time to remember and honour this person can help:
- Recognize their ongoing importance.
- Celebrate good memories.
- Recognize the difficult times.
- Ultimately move forward.
Here are a few ideas to consider:
- Look over old photo albums with a friend or family member and celebrate good memories.
- Plan a special evening or event that the person who has died would have enjoyed.
- Invite friends to cook a favourite meal of the person who has died.
- Start a scrap book or a memory box.
- Write a letter to the person who died; tell them anything you would like them to know.
- Arrange a special religious ceremony.
- Plant a tree in the yard.
- Volunteer for a meaningful organization.
- Start a foundation/award in the name of the person who died.