This suggestion for a healing ritual came in a newsletter from Lifechoice. (I receive information from Lifechoice because Doug was a tissue donor. I never expected the kind of follow-up they offer to donor families - it has been truly amazing.)
A holiday wreath is a traditional part of the holidays in most homes. It is a simple wreath, usually made of fresh greens in which you can place five candles. The wreath may be placed on any table or fireplace mantel.
As you light each candle this year, you may want to create a new ritual that can become a tradition for Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season. It can help you include your loved one in the celebration. Here are some suggested words to accompany lighting of the five candles.
As we light these five candles in honor of you, we light one for our grief, one for our courage, one for our memories, one for our love and one for our hope.
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