RECEIVING A GRIEF BAG
Someone who cares about you has given you a Lisa's Legacy bag in hopes of opening a conversation with you regarding your loss. The bags are provided at no cost to the giver and allow them to share the gift with someone they care for who is dealing with a loss of some kind.
The bag is yours to use as you need.
Our suggestions for the items included in your bag:
In the year(s) following the death of your loved one, the candle can be lit on significant dates such as their birthday, anniversaries, and date of death.
In a quiet space, light the candle and find uplifting inspirational, or passages of hope to read. Often there are poems on grief that are
easy to find on the internet and in books.
Spend time thinking and reflecting on the
person who has died. Don't be afraid to cry.
Don't be afraid to smile and enjoy some of the
memories that come to mind. Share your
thoughts with others if they are with you and you feel up to it. Mostly, try to end this solemn
time on a positive note, knowing that you
honored your loved one.
Write the deceased person's story. Tell everything that you can about their life --- actual events, places, likes, and dislikes, accomplishments. Also include descriptions of their personality and uniqueness.
Write about your own journey as you navigate through the darkness. You may choose to
begin with the initial news of the diagnosis or job
loss, the decision of a separation or divorce. Or
it may just be a reflection of the lonely hours or
the daily struggles of depression. If it is the case, you may want to include thoughts about
people who helped you and those that you learn
to avoid. Sometimes it's helpful to record things
that people said or did that were especially
comforting and uplifting for you.
Write down sayings, poems, notes, or
scriptures that you that you find inspirational,
comforting, or meaningful. They may be ones
that you will want to read over and over again.
Use it as a Call Log. If you need to make name
and address changes, use the notebook to
record what businesses were called, who the
contact was, and what you or they will do as a
result of your call.