Fall is a time to reflect on where we have been and make plans for the future. But sometimes those futures are cut short without warning. Accidents and illnesses take from us those who are closest to us. Where to turn what to do, these are the questions that we can be faced with.
If we are lucky enough to have other family and friends to be there for us, it can lessen the loss and knowing they are there to help us day to day relieves some of the pain.
How can we find a silver lining, how can we get through another day, how can we focus on all the good in one’s life and celebrate who they are, and though they have left us physically, they will always be with us?
One way is if you have a funeral and/or celebration of life afterwards, a nice way to symbolize the beauty of the soul is with flowers. They show how fragile is life to be so colorful and fragrant, but for a short while. Take time to hug those we love, stop and really smell the roses, for we know life changes in an instant.