A couple years ago a friend of mine lost his sister to a long battle with breast cancer. I had only met her twice but felt that honoring her life was very important to those she left behind. I made a personal phone call, sent a sympathy card and ordered a memorial candle to have shipped to him in her memory. That was all I was able to do at the time.
I had no idea the impact that would make on someone’s life.
The memorial candle was so well received by her husband that he asked for it to be a part of her memorial funeral service. It was with her at the casket. And accompanied her to her cremation ceremony. It meant more to him than I can ever have imagined.
One small gesture became one beautiful thing that transcends time and place. One small gesture can help heal a heart. One small gesture can suture a break.
When I heard this story, I was flooded with emotion. There is so much more to do and it begins today.
Memorial candles will be my next focus. I have found a beautiful thing to celebrate a life.