Today while surfing online i came to a webpage on how we can help those in grief or what should we do to help them. So I decided to take this into my collection and help as many as possible.
I had never experienced grief before. Broken hearts, horniness, hunger… yes. But grief, with it’s goddam infinite burst of sadness, the disconnection and lethargy… I had never experienced that before Rowan (that’s his name).
Here are few things we can do :
1. Get a set of candle that burns for few days : Send a card with some instructions for lighting it. Do the same thing at your house. Every once in a while send a text or email about how you lit yours and we shouldn’t forget to light ours.
2. Set calendar events for anniversaries : 1 month, 2 month, 3 month, 6 month, 1 year, 2 years, 3… Call, email, write, schedule little gifts for each of these moments when the memories will hit your friends, when they’re trying so hard to remember the one who’s missing without losing the path of their own life.
3. Small and Meaningful Gift : When you don’t know what to say or do at time of loss, express your feelings with a hand-picked gift from With Sympathy Gifts and Keepsakes’ unique selection of memorial gifts.
4. Prepare Meal or Organize for the Same : Realize how goddam horrible it is to try to think about what to make for dinner when dealing with the slough of grief… Prepare one meal, or, even better, be the one who organizes others to make some meals. Maybe only one large casserole a week. Continue reading “10 Things to do for those in Grief”