As much as we think we know everything about the ones we love the most, actually, we may not have a lot of information about the past experiences and people who helped shape their lives.
Sitting down with our loved ones to talk about their lives can be rich and satisfying. Learning about memorable events and people, places and favorite activities, values and lessons they have learned, can help bring us closer to those we care about most.
Making the time to have these discussions can have a significant impact on the family and friends that are left behind when your loved one passes. The Funeral and Memorial Information Council has provided some rich insight for families about how to Have the Talk of a Lifetime.
Getting the conversation started may not be easy. Some topics to help ease into the talk include:
What was the one piece of advice you received from your parents or grandparents that you never forgot?
What is your proudest achievement?
Tell me about the most memorable summer you had growing up.
Tell me about one of the most difficult things you’ve had to endure. What did you learn from it?
What do you not want people to forget about you?
How would you like your family and friends to commemorate your life when you die?
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