Helping Those who Grieve
This page answers the question:
What can I do to help?
Posted by your Inspirational-Prayers host - Beth McLendon
see our page
for ideas of
what to say to a grieving person.
My friend "J" recently lost her husband.
Here are her
that she posted in her newsletter ....
Several people asked me what they can do
with a recent loss.
Here are some
The ones with the * were done for me and were
SUCH a blessing and uplifting:
Bring a bucket of cleaning supplies
scrub down the bathrooms *
Gather up, wash and fold the laundry.
(If they have kids, they can help with this.)
Clean the inside of the refrigerator.
Take the car
to be washed and clean the interior at the free vacuums.
Not into cooking?
Buy several bags of frozen burritos – easy food that can be eaten anytime.
Throw in some microwave popcorn,
herbal teas and always CHOCOLATE in any form. *
have something like this
Amazon etc. if you don’t live nearby.
Text each day to say “hello”
what they have eaten. *
It is hard to eat when you are grieving.
what day of the week
time of day
is the toughest
email or text prayers specific for that day *
Thank you again for your ongoing prayers,
I have had
several close family members who have died.
I will add a couple of ideas
that have helped me.
I agree with " J " that eating is hard after a loss.
It helped me for friends to ask me out to eat.
The first few days,
I needed someone to talk with me while I was eating.
It distracted me from
how hard it was
chew and swallow.
Everyone sends cards
right after the death.
But I am still hurting for weeks and months.
I appreciate a card arriving in a month or 6 weeks
after a loss.
Getting a card later
makes me feel not so alone in my grief.
It helps me
to know that
someone is still remembering my loved one and my loss.
I do that for others after they lose a loved one.
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Funeral Compassion was posted in February 2024.