Experiencing the death of a loved one can be very tragic. Many people find themselves dealing with inexplicable grief. For many, the funeral can be a healing process and they say goodbye to their loved one through a ceremony. Here are some things that you can do to ensure that the funeral is a therapeutic process for all involved.
1. Focus On The Good Things In The Deceased's Life
Although you will feel a great deal of sadness about the deceased's life, try to make the funeral a celebration of the good things that they did.
If you have opted for cremation of a loved one's remains, you'll also need to decide what to do with the remains once you receive them from the cremation facility. Here are four wonderful ideas for giving your loved one a final resting place.
Try an Urn
Urns are a more traditional use for cremated ashes, and they can be an easy option for storing the remains in a visible place in your home.
Nearly everyone has noticed a badly behaved child when out in public. It's usually easy to grin and bear it. Simply looking the other way is usually the best option since you may not know the complexities behind a child's behavior. However, if you notice that a misbehaving child is causing chaos at a funeral, you may be driven to take action. Here's what you should do if you notice a badly behaved child during a funeral service.
When a loved one passes away during the summer months, many surviving families will choose to hold funeral services outdoors. If you find yourself planning to attend such a service — or the service is indoors but you'll be graveside for the burial and the temperature is extremely hot — it's important that you take steps to stay cool. On the surface, your personal comfort level might not seem important in the scope of the occasion, but the last thing you want to do is faint because of the heat.
Living a life in which you are passionate about your own personal spiritual outlook will often mean that when you pass away, you want your funeral to be reflective of the same ideals. Unless otherwise directed by your own personal funeral pre-arrangements or instructions of a close family member, a traditional funeral is not always a spiritual event. While you are making arrangements and plans for your future funeral service, there are a few things that you can do to ensure your event is a more spiritual occasion.