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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Celebration of life...


Celebration of life.

Could not remember what I wanted to write about today, so I ended up checking the e-mails that Michelle Shaeffer had e-mailed us on Day 2.

This quote caught my eye, celebration of life...

When I Googled "Celebration of Life", I ended up with a bunch of funeral planning ideas…

To be honest, this was not at all what my first impression was when I read : "Celebration of Life". I had a much more joy full feeling with this quote, all kind of things I am grateful for came to mind first.
That is why I choose this picture, It feels alive, it shows sharing, happiness, kindness, the promise of food, companionship and so much more.

Yes Google caught me of guard with funeral planning ideas. I don't mean to say it is wrong, in fact it makes perfectly sense...




When we plan for the "final celebration" of someones life, we do look for the things that made this person special. Every ones road follows a different path, and some of us follow a road that is long and hard. 
Tonight I received a referral for our volunteer organization. We are a palliative care organization, and we train volunteers to assist the client and their family to lead a meaning full life. Or in other words to help them to live life to the fullest at the very end of life. 

It is often that we get so much more in return that we are able to give, it is extremely rewarding to be able to build relationships with the client and the family at such a stage in someones life...

Celebration of life, we try to do this when the person is still with us, and able to share those special moments with his loved ones, so they will have these memories in their hearts for when this person is no longer living with us.

So "Celebrate life" with your family and friend, build those meaningful relationships, cherish them and share them just like the woman in the picture.....

2 comments:

  1. It's interesting the ideas that come when we start wandering through what my husband calls "the google machine". And I love the picture of that old lady--so warm and welcoming.

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