In this day and age, we have been exposed to so many stories of loss and grief. For some, it has changed their view of the world we live in. These events can lead us to reach out to those in our community to help provide support and comfort as those around us grieve. However, grief is a natural part of life and everyone at some point experiences some form of it. Being able to understand loss offers you the ability to provide someone with a deeper connection that will cause growth between both of you. Community involvement helps in so many ways for those who are going through the grief process. Here are some ways for you to show your love and help those around you.
Join A Support Program
Dependent on the type of grief you are experiencing, or the type of loss you have gone through, you can join a support group in your area. It will help you to connect with others who have gone through something similar to what you are going through. You will be able to talk to individuals who understand what you are going through and they will be able to connect with you on a deeper level than someone who has not been through a situation like yours before. Talking to family and friends is great, but sometimes it is easier to open up to strangers who feel a type of grief similar to yours. These strangers tend to become lifelong friends that you can reach out to when times get hard and you need a shoulder to lean on.
Plan A Memorial For Everyone To Attend
Planning a memorial for your loved one that everyone in the community can be involved with can help during the grieving process. Some families have found that hosting events such as 5k runs help bring the community together, while also keeping their loved one alive in spirit. It is something that can be done each year and will give everyone the opportunity to celebrate the life of the one they love and lost. 5k runs are just one example, some people create non-profit organizations or scholarship funds in the memory of their loved ones that allow them to give back to the community and allow others to get involved.
Get Out and Enjoy Local Events
Initially, after a loss, it can be hard to face the public. But, when you are grieving it’s important to know that there are many people that are here for you and supporting you. Rather than tuck yourself away inside of your house, get out and enjoy what your area has to offer. Go to local events with friends and family. Let their loss be a reminder for you to live. It will be extremely difficult but being out and involved in your community will help little by little to ease your grief.
Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery is a non-profit cemetery located at 6100 Three Notch Road in Mobile, Alabama. We are here to help those who are in need and make it a priority to preserve the memories of your loved ones in a dignified, honorable and comfortable place. Visit us online at www.mobilememorialgardens.org or on our Facebook page. If you have suffered a loss and would like to speak to us, please call us at 251-661-1333.