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What Habit of Your Loved One Will You Carry Forward?

June 12, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 141

When your loved one dies, you start thinking about all of the little things they did. Maybe you didn't even notice these habits while they were alive, but you become painfully aware of them in their absence. We miss those habits that made your loved one who they were. Chances are, you weren't the only one to notice those habits. Take those habits that you saw your loved one carry out every day and breath life into them by reminiscing about them and adopting them as your own.

Reminisce About Your Loved One's Habits

Sometimes the funny quirks are the things you miss the most when your loved one passes away. The next time you find yourself missing your loved one's funny laugh or the way they always had a cheesy joke to tell, talk about it. Reminisce about these habits with your family and share the little memory out loud before it passes. Make it a point to bring up funny stories about your loved one often to remind yourself and others of the special person you all came to know and love.

Pick a Habit and Make it Your Own

Maybe your loved one had the uncanny ability to remember everyone's birthday and went through the trouble to acknowledge each one with a card. Perhaps they made it a point to say "I love you" every day. These little habits made a big impact on your life and the lives of other people too. Choose one of those habits and pick it up where your loved one left off. People around you will notice and it will mean just as much to them as it meant to you when your loved one did it.

Picking up your departed loved one's habits is another way to remind yourself of them on a daily basis. You can take comfort in the memories of your loved one by actually doing the very things that you miss the most about your loved one.

Living out the habits of your departed loved one is a great way to carry out the unique characteristics that made them so special to you. You will continue to bring comfort and happiness to the people in your life and those who miss your loved one and their lovable, endearing habits. Reminiscing about your loved one's habits with your family and friends is a great way to keep their memory alive.

Visit http://www.WithSympathyGifts.com for your free copy of Chelsea Hanson's e-book, How to Help Another Who is Grieving.

For additional grief support, visit Chelsea's blog at http://www.WithSympathyGifts.com

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