8 Ways to Honor Your Angel This Thanksgiving
The first holiday after losing someone you love is devastating. So many questions run through one's mind. How do I behave? How do I dress? How do I react? How do I speak? What do I say if someone makes me uncomfortable--more uncomfortable than I already am? Bearing a smile becomes a huge feat. How do I honor my loved one in the midst of my heart-wrenching pain?
Nevertheless, the holidays creep upon us. Thanksgiving is only a few days away, and we must find a way to cope. Here are a list of ways to honor the memory of your angel :
Light a special candle or lamp in memory of your angel.
Plant a tree or flower to serve as a reminder of how special your angel is.
Join a health walk or run. Create a team name in honor of your angel.
Donate food to a food pantry or work at a soup kitchen to support the spirit of charity. Giving to others feeds one's soul.
Release balloons or lanterns with a special hand-written note to your angel
Make a special dish or dessert to put a smile on the face of others. Smiles are contagious.
Create a memorial table or centerpiece for your angel.
Cry if you need to. Be patient with yourself and others. Celebrate time, love, and fellowship.
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