Summer has shown up sporting outdoor gatherings, the smell of sunscreen and the all-indulgent summer read on the beach, park, backyard or deck. For me, summer represents outdoor activities, including hiking and cycling in the mountains of Colorado. Yet, while out and about, my heart continues to be filled with the love of memorials I come across on trails and parks. I feel connected to strangers who have been memorialized in their favorite spot by their family and friends — a simple plaque or a small remembrance with a perfect dedication to a life well lived.
This newsletter is dedicated to remembering your loved one, your special person. I have created a poll below to learn more about how my readers have memorialized their family member or friend, and I encourage you to participate. In addition, you will find DAY 61, Creating Memorials from my book, Living with Loss, One Day at a Time. Be sure to visit my calendar of events as I have scheduled a Zoom-side chat on November 1 dedicated to building memorials. In the meantime, I encourage you to share your picture or story of your memorial with me by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
As you will see in my workplace section, memorials are also extremely important to our hearts, whether flesh or fur.