Why wait to say wonderful things about those you love?
I suspect we think there are an endless number of tomorrows when we’ll be able to tell those we love just how much they mean to us… the difference they have made in our lives and how we are better for having known them.
But delay and put off and assume we have limitless tomorrows is what we do.
There is an alternative to the guilt and grief that can often arrive with the death (unexpected or otherwise) of someone we love. Whether there is a terminal or chronic diagnosis or someone has reached the age or stage of life when the can see the final chapter of their life is fast approaching its final page… a Warm Hearts, Warm Words Ceremony is one way to have the opportunity to say what you mean when your loved one is there to hear it.
I don’t know about you… I would definitely want to hear and say what I felt before the opportunity has passed.
The great thing about the idea behind Warm Hearts, Warm Words Ceremonies is that they can be as intimate, as small and as informal as you and your loved one would prefer. Or it could include family members as well as your loved one’s circle of friends. Depending on each circumstance there could be a single opportunity with little or no warning or you can get in early. The earlier you participate in a Warm Hearts, Warm Words Ceremony the more opportunities you allow for continuing conversations.
If you like the idea of a supported ceremony which allows for all to participate in meaningful and appropriate ways that takes your loved one’s circumstances into consideration then you only have to call me to find out what is possible.
Like so many things in life, there is no single right way to hold a Warm Hearts, Warm Words Ceremony. You can share your thoughts and feelings one-to-one or include the wonderful range of people who have shared their life with your loved one!
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For more information on doing dying and death differently or to start thinking about how to handle a death of a loved one before you are overtaken by grief, organise a conversation with Jacqui today.
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Jacqui Chaplin is a Lifetime & End-of-Life Commemoration Specialist (a funeral celebrant among other things) based in Melbourne, Australia. She loves capturing stories about the nature of life and being human, as well as, celebrating and commemorating well lived lives and lives that have ended. Jacqui has a passion for bringing the conversations that many of us find difficult to think about, let alone speak about, out in the open so we can see how our stories, values and beliefs influence our attitudes.
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