Losing someone that you love is never easy, and it is often the things that you do not even know that you will miss that you end up missing the most.
Whether it is losing a parent to old age, or a younger family member or friend to an unforeseen illness or tragedy, those who are left behind are always looking for ways to honor and cherish the memory that they have of the people they love.
But what are some of the best ways that you can honor the memory of someone who you have loved and lost?
Here are a few things that you can do to keep them close to your heart and honor their memory always.
Keep something of theirs with you
Sometimes, it is the things that they leave behind that help us feel most connected to the people that we have loved and lost. Whether you hold onto a religious item of theirs, a favorite piece of clothing that they used to wear, or a series of books that they enjoyed most, these are some great objects that you can keep around to feel their presence with you always.
Support a cause that was close to their heart
Whether they were a lover of the natural world, the arts, history, or anything else in between, you can make sure that you honor their memory by donating or supporting a cause that they cared about deeply. You can either donate money or your time, or you can even open a fund in their honor so that everyone else who is passionate about that same thing can know the deep commitment your loved one felt towards supporting that cause.
Erect a memorial plaque or stone in their honorIf you have somewhere in your home that you like to sit and reflect on your loved one whom you have lost, one great way to always make sure that you always remember them is to create a memorial plaque or stone in their honor. This will help you stay grounded in your memories of them and remind you that they are always with you even though they have moved on from the physical world.
Dedicate an event to their memory
Whether you want to continue celebrating their birthday and hold a kind of remembrance ceremony each year, or make a special point of honoring them during their favorite holiday during the year, anyway that you can keep their memory and spirit present during that time is a great way to go. This will be even more powerful and helpful if you make an effort to bring together other family members or friends together so that you can all remember your loved one together, mourn their loss, but also celebrate their life and the wonderful times that you all spent together.
No matter what you do, there is no wrong way to remember a loved one that you have lost. Hopefully, this has helped you realize that so that you can keep the person that you love with you always and forever.