“If you live to be 100, I hope to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.” – Winnie the Pooh

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”  – Dr Zeuss

The celebration of a person’s life, at the end of their physical life, must surely be one of the most enlightening, uplifting and healing of all life’s ceremonies.  During a lifetime, the attachments, connections, achievements and impact that human beings make on planet Earth are many and uniquely diverse.  The final ceremony brings together all the facets of an individual life, from start to finish, and is a fitting response to the personal history of a life well lived, allowing family and friends the necessary time to pay their tributes and say their farewells.

lantern - endings - funeral services in southamptonThere are so many decisions and choices to be made and it can seem very daunting to create a ceremony which fulfills all the wishes of a loved one as well as incorporating the wishes of family, at what is a very difficult and emotional time.  If possible, the best way to ensure that the ceremony is a perfect reflection is to ask the person, for whom the ceremony will take place, what their wishes are, and then all doubts are removed.  Of course this is often not possible and so it is up to the immediate family to organise the proceedings.  It can be quite a tricky and delicate matter to achieve a happy balance.

Many options available today, make it possible to create a simply perfect or grandly spectacular final ceremony for someone.   A non-religious funeral ceremony can incorporate aspects of religious thought or prayers , or perhaps a link to spiritual ideas, or a totally humanist ceremony, devoid of all religion.  Remember it’s the last word and an important moment for a unique story to be told.   The ceremony can take place in your chosen location.  Woodland funerals are becoming increasingly popular.  Whatever words, symbols and actions have become important in life should take on proper significance at the finale.

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. – Proverbs

Contact Your Life Ceremonies to help you create a unique and personal final ceremony which reflects and celebrates the life of your loved one in the way they would have wished.  A presentation folder containing the words of your ceremony will be yours to keep in loving memory.

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