Out of all the letters that can be written, a eulogy is normally the most sincere and heartfelt of them all. They speak of how much the deceased was cared for and loved. Of the many wonderful, funny, and sometimes embarrassing memories that were made over the years. They share how their words, life, and lessons have changed others, bettering them.
Eulogies describe just how special and unique a person was. About their victories, their amazing qualities and how they personally touched the world and those around them.
People put so much time and effort into writing a eulogy for someone who will never hear it.
Why do we wait until after a person is gone to write such a heartfelt letter? How much more would it mean if they were able to hear those words, now while they’re living? To hear just how special they are to you. How they’ve changed your life. How their words play in your head at just the right time. To hear about the silly memories that always bring you laughter. To hear all the many things that you love about them, all the many things that make them amazing in your eyes.
What makes us hesitant to share all of this with them while they’re still alive? Are we afraid of rejection, or of sounding too ‘mushy’? Do we assume that we’ll have time to tell them later? Are we just too busy?
We don’t have to wait until someone is gone to share how we feel about them. Why not write a eulogy to someone who is living? Imagine how special that would be for them to read. Imagine their smile, their joy and their appreciation in reading such beautiful, heartfelt words.
What you would write in a loved one’s eulogy if they were to pass away today? Think about it, write it, and deliver it…now while they’re still here to read it.
A living eulogy – what a special gift that would be.
“Cause I’ve lost loved ones in my life
Who never knew how much I loved them
Now I live with the regret
That my true feelings for them never were revealed”
~ If Tomorrow Never Comes – Garth Brooks