Planting the Seeds of Healing: Sharing Memories

How to Start Celebrating Life in the Midst of Grief

In today's world, we are all looking for ways to connect with one another. Celebrating life and loss memories is a one way of doing this. In the following article, you will learn how to tell stories using the legacy storytelling method that will help you honor those who have passed on before us.

Celebrating Life and Loss memories

There is a time for life and there is a time to celebrate the memories we have created with those we love. Whether it be our own personal journey or that of someone else, honoring their memory can help us appreciate the life they led as well as the impact they had on our lives. As caregivers, friends, and family members, this can help us find ways to cope with loss while celebrating all that was important in their lives. 

Memoirists may also find themselves inspired by looking back at moments from their past and how it has shaped them into who they are today. By taking a moment to honor those special people in our lives, we can better remember what made them an important part of our history whether we knew them well or not.

Getting Started

Celebrating life and loss memories can be done in any number of ways based on your own personal connection with that person, but it all boils down to one thing: celebrating their lives and the moments they lived.

Whom are we honoring?

Celebrating life and loss memories can be done for any person who has influenced your journey, whether they are still alive or have passed on before you. They could be a loved one from your past such as an old friend that meant something special in your childhood, or someone from the present day whom you've grown close with. Celebrating life and loss memories is about honoring those people who have impacted our lives in some way during our journeys, whether it be through their presence or absence at various points along the way.

The Weekly Prompt: Celebrating Life and Loss Memories

How do you celebrate the life of someone who has died? It's a question that comes up often, especially during holidays and family gatherings. For those left behind to live with the loss, it can be an overwhelming time. But there are ways to honor their memory and keep them present in your thoughts.

How we can best balance honoring our departed loved ones while also celebrating life and living well in the world they're no longer here to share with us? Talking about them and sharing your memories of them is a great way to remember them.

Here you will find some prompts for a start:

  • Who did you lose that you celebrate today?
  • How do you celebrate the memory and life of your loved one?
  • Do you do something special on the day they passed or do you celebrate them every day in little ways?
  • How do you feel when you celebrate them?
  • How have your feelings changed over time? Do you find that you are more joyful?

These simple questions will light the way for you to start having deeper conversations with your loved ones or get to know a little more about the history of someone you love. In these posts, celebrating Life & Loss or Experiencing Loss you will find more prompts.

Week 49 of 52 Weeks of Storytelling – Celebrating Life and Loss memories

What’s Next

Thinking about the memories of your loved ones can be bittersweet. It’s important to take time to remember, honor, and celebrate their life with stories that represent who they are as a person. We hope you find these tips helpful for capturing those key moments in your own stories, or if you want to help someone else share theirs. If you are still looking for more inspiration on how to tell your story using legacy storytelling techniques, check out 5 Minute Stories here