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					Connecting with Others during a Memorial Service

A memorial service is a special time for people. After the passing of a loved one, there are many
different emotions and feelings that are going to affect people that need to be addressed.

Losing someone who is close is a harrowing experience, and it is an experience that has the potential to
severely try those who are already having a rough time in life. It is natural for the period following losing
a loved one to be filled with

Purpose of the Service
The memorial service allows people to find context ad healing as they come to grips with their loss.
These services are meant to be a time of mourning, as well as a time to remember with joy the life that
someone lived.

                                           Such times are times to share stories about the deceased and
                                           to pay respects, while grieving with others. The other people
                                           that are going through the experience are a great source of
                                           comfort during these times, because of the connection that
                                           they have with everyone else in attendance.

                                           Leaning on others and sharing in the experience with them
                                           allows for deep connections with them to be made at this
                                           time. These connections make it so that friendships are
                                           deepened and a greater sense of love is felt for everyone else.

These times are trying, but with the help and support of loved ones and friends in attendance it is
possible to find catharsis and healing. The healing process is one that will take time, but can ultimately
be achieved.

How the Service Helps the Grieving
It is the sharing of feelings and emotions with others that makes these experiences so very powerful in
nature. With a common bond of loss and the need to heal, it is easy to know why people would feel so
close to each other.

Being able to talk with others and express feelings is one of the best ways to address them. Those that
are having a rough time but do not have a good way to express or vocalize it will likely not be as
comforted as those who choose to share with others.

Hearing others talk during these events is one of the best ways to get insight into the kind of the person
that the deceased was. Every person has different bonds and interactions with each other, which makes
it so that everyone has something different to offer.

Even those who were closest tort he deceased may be pleasantly surprised by something hat they did,
or the person that they were. Hearing about a loved one and learning more about them helps people to
feel closer to them and start to understand the loss that they are feeling.
Likewise, getting up and sharing a story helps others to learn, completing an arc that exists between one
person and the others that are in attendance. It is during these times that people can laugh and cry as
they acknowledge that they have had a loss, but they are better for knowing their loved one.

It is a combination of all of these things that makes a memorial service in Salt Lake City such a special
time. It is a uniquely rough experience, as people come to grips with a loss that will impact their lives in
a very real way.

However, there also is the
potential for joy and hope to be
found in sharing with others
and leaning on them
throughout the experience.
Finding hope in such an
experience is one of the best
ways overall that people can
heal and start to find their own
context.

Everyone will be different in
what they get out of the
experience. But, hopefully
everyone will realize that they
are loved and that it is a
precious thing.

Facing down the hard parts of life is a real challenge. However, with the help of others it is possible to
emerge from the experience as a better person, with a greater knowledge and understanding of what is
truly important in life, through connecting with other loved ones.

Memorial services in Salt Lake City are a time for reflection and mourning and healing and connecting.
By connecting with others in attendance, people can find some context and healing as they are
supported by others who are going through the same thing.

				
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