As a funeral director, Thanksgiving is an especially meaningful day when I get the time to spend with my family, reflecting on the past year and taking the opportunity to appreciate all that we have: friends, family, a home, food, and safety are just a few of the things I have to be thankful for. Here are some other things that I, as a funeral director, am thankful for.
I am thankful for my profession, because although others may not realize it, being a funeral director isn’t all about death. It’s also about making people’s lives better.
I am thankful to have the opportunity to serve the community.
I am thankful for being in a position where I can help ease the stress during one of the hardest times in anyone’s life – the death of a loved one.
I am thankful I can help families create unique services that celebrate a loved one in a positive and memorable way.
I am thankful I have a company with a staff dedicated to helping make final arrangements as easy and pain-free as possible.
I am thankful I can help change people’s thinking about death and help them through their grief.
I am thankful I can make a difference in people’s lives.
I am thankful – not just on Thanksgiving, but on every day of the year – for every moment I have on Earth.
What do you have to be thankful for? Let us know in the comments!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of the people in the Phaneuf family and in our community.