It is often difficult to find the words to express sympathy to a friend or family member who has just experienced the death of a loved one. Heartfelt condolences can bring comfort to those left behind, yet expressing your sympathy inappropriately may hurt the person you most want to help. Thinking through exactly what you want to say ahead of time can help you navigate through these times of sorrow and grief. Preparing words of sympathy may seem like excessive planning, however, knowing what you want to say and how to say it can ease your way during times of sorrow.
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Many people think that if they win the lottery or have some great aunt unexpectedly leave them loads of money as an inheritance, that their lives will be better and easier. While receiving an inheritance can be a great blessing, it can also cause rifts between family members and bring more pain than one would expect. To assist with issues that may come up, we have put together a list of helpful tips to make dealing with an inheritance easier on everyone involved.Read more: Dealing with Inheritances and Family After a Death
“The grave was as familiar as the cradle, and the New Englander never saw any reason to ignore or disguise it.”
The Fourth of July has traditionally been a time to take a break from our hectic daily lives, spend time with family and friends, and admire the hard work of those who have come before us. From the birth of America to those fighting for our freedom today, we reflect on the lives of those who have sacrificed for our country.Read more: A History Lesson in American Funerals
In a world that is ever changing and morphing, it is even more important that as a person, an organization or as a business, we know who we are. That is why at Willwerscheid Funeral Home and Cremation Service, we want to let you in on our core values so you can see how they influence our work. You may even be inspired to sit down and decide what your core values are. They can serve you as a reminder to how you want to live your life. You could do this with a spouse or your company. If that interests you at all, at the end today we’ll give you a quick guide to start deciphering your own values.Read more: Willwerscheid's Core Values Helping You
You’ve found the perfect bouquet of flowers to bring to the funeral using our special guide, but now you need to know what to write in the card. Finding just the right expression of condolence can be of great comfort to the family that has lost a loved one, and you will feel better too knowing you have written something helpful. Are you having a hard time trying to find the right thing to write? Have no fear, we have you covered. Here’s a list of 15 condolences to write in the card that you can mix and match and add your own style too. Let’s get started.Read more: What To Write With The Flowers
Grief can often be overwhelming, but there are practical steps we can take to get ourselves going on the grieving process. Here we will talk about 5 practical ways you can deal with your grief and will give you even more resources for how to take steps on each one. They are simple and often very necessary as you are mourning the loss of someone important to you. Whether you save this article for a time when you are ready to move forward, send it to a grieving friend, or start making small changes today, we are confident that these easy ways to practically deal with grief will be helpful.Read more: 5 Practical Ways to Deal With Grief
If you haven’t gotten your Dad a Father’s Day gift, don’t worry we have you covered with some great ways to show your love and appreciation to your dad. The dad(s) in your life are sure to enjoy any one of these gifts for Father’s Day, birthdays or any other special day!Read more: 5 Creative Gift Ideas for Your Dad This Father's Day
Why does life have to be so complicated?
The answer may be too complicated to address in this short article, but here are some simple steps which may help make life a little easier for you - both at work and at home.
Establish a set of guiding values and priorities. Relying on them for direction will make decision-making easier and cut down on unnecessary mental gymnastics.Read more: Tips on Keeping Life Simple
When it comes to preplanning a funeral, there are a lot of emotions and false theories about what could happen. It’s important to know that you have correct information when you are making a decision. To help you with that process, here are 5 pre-planning myths that have been busted.Read more: 5 Myths About Pre-planning Busted
Memorial Day is right around the corner but did you know that May is Military Appreciation Month! Back in 1999, Congress designated May as the National Military Appreciation month. This was an effort to ensure that the nation had an opportunity to show their appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by our past and present service members. Don’t let this month pass you by without doing something (other than an awesome barbecue) to show your love to your local active duty, Guard, Reserve and military veterans. We would not have half of the freedoms we have without them. Here are 15 ways for you to honor them for their sacrifice and service to our wonderful country.Read more: 11 Ways to Celebrate Military Appreciation Month
We all owe so much to our mothers whether we have a great relationship with them or not. Mother’s Day is a joy to many but for those who have lost a child at too young of an age, it can be another reminder of the pain that lingers. In honor of all those mothers who have loved and lost, we have put together a collection of poems for you. Keep them as a reminder of the child that you still love and of the mother that you still are.Read more: To Mothers Who've Lost a Child