Helen Keller once said, “When one door of happiness closes, another opens.” It may be difficult to keep that in mind especially when you are mourning the death of someone you love, but it can be very true when you are able to see past the pain you are feeling at first.
From saying goodbye in life to the services and ceremonies that later honor that life, it is important to find rituals that feel contemporary. We are so creative in life, why do we throw it all away when it comes to death? Why settle for tacky services, plastic flowers and hollow sympathy cards?
I believe in meaningful repurposing. Making quilts out of old clothing, new jewelry out of inherited trinkets, teddy bears out of mink coats. There are so many creative options to keep sentimental items in our lives, giving them new purpose in the process.
The Modern Mourner is about joy, humor and happiness. After all, death is just part of life! – Taken directly from the Modern Mourner blog
For new perspectives and ways to mourn, check out the Modern Mourner blog at http://modernmourner.blogspot.com
Something unique you might try after you’ve lost a loved one is to take a trip to the beach and write some phrases in the sand like “You will never be forgotten,” “Remember me” or “I love and miss you”. It might amaze you what response from passers-by you just might get.
Independent filmmaker, author, happiness coach and speaker Lisa Cypers Kamen creates these blogs to entertain, enlighten and educate us as we each undertake our own personal search for happiness. Happiness is an Inside Job. To contact Lisa, email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and check out her websites at www.whatisyourhappiness.com & www.harvestinghappiness.com .