Death can be a challenging and painful thing to deal with, and it is easy to feel lonely and sad. A good way of dealing with the loss of a loved one is to remember them in unique ways that will help you keep them in your heart forever and move on with your life. Here are some suggestions for lovely ways to do this.
Visit the resting place
You can visit the resting place of your loved one and spend some time there. This will help you to feel better about their death as well as help you positively remember them. You should take some flowers with you and lay them on their gravesite; this will help you feel good about being there, just like they would have wanted it.
You could also write down anniversary death quotes and put them next to their grave so that other people who come along can read these things too. This can also help others who are suffering from grief over losing someone because they might think, “if this person found comfort after losing someone, then maybe I can too.”
Do something you know they would have enjoyed doing.
If you can, do something you know they would have enjoyed doing. If your loved one enjoyed playing chess, see if there’s a chess club in your area or visit a local park and play on the playground. If they were into painting or writing poetry, go to an art gallery or a book store—you’ll find plenty of things to remind you of them here!
If your loved one was adventurous and liked trying new things, try skydiving or rock climbing for the first time. This is also an excellent way to spend some time with family members who may not have been able to attend the funeral but would like to show their respects by doing something special on this day each year (it’s always nice when children get involved).
Take some time off to look through old photos.
You can make a scrapbook or photo album. This is a great way to share memories with other family members and friends who also miss that person. You could also invite them over for dinner or watch a movie together.
Take some time off work and spend it with your family or friends.
Donate to a charity or an organization in their honor
- Donate money to a charity
- Donate time to a charity
- Donate blood
- Buy lunch for someone in need, or donate food and clothing items for those living on the streets.
- Sponsor an activity close to their heart or even start your fundraiser in their name. This could be sponsoring something from the list above, like donating books, toys, or furniture. If you wanted to go above and beyond, then maybe offering them a car would be something special!
It is important to remember the person and not the illness because then you can be reminded of all the happy moments you spent with them.
For example, suppose you remember your aunt for being a great cook and making delicious food for everyone at family gatherings. In that case, it’s easier to think about her smiling face as she prepares dinner. It will also help with healing because instead of focusing on how sad or upset someone was when they were sick or dying, it helps put their passing in perspective.
It’s also important not to focus on how things ended up or what happened after a loved one passed away (or before). You might find yourself reliving memories repeatedly, making moving forward more complicated than necessary.
Another reason it’s good not to dwell on these things too much is that sometimes those experiences aren’t worth remembering anyway—they’re painful and hard-to-get-over situations that are best left behind.
The death anniversary of a loved one is a time for remembering what we have lost, but also for remembering how much we can gain from losing them. Our lives become richer, our experiences deeper, and the world around us more beautiful through their absence. They are never really gone, so long as some still remember them, and who cherish their memory and keep it alive-not only on this day of remembrance but every day.