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Small Things Go A Long Way

Published: April 25, 2022
by Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel
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When you hear that someone in your life has lost a loved one, you might want to reach out to them and do something special for them. There are large, grand gestures you can make around the cremation services in Tacoma, WA, of course, but you don’t have to go all out to support them, either. There are little things you can do and those small things can really go a long way. Here are some of the little things that can mean a lot to your friend.

Run An Errand For Groceries

Your friend might be trying to work on final services for a loved one, and they are also trying to take care of their family. Add that to grief and it can be too much for anyone. One thing you might do is call them and ask them if there are any errands they need run. When you go to the grocery store, ask them if they have a list of things they need to stock up for their family. Those little things can really take a burden from their shoulders and can mean a lot to them, even if it seems small to you.

Have A Meal Delivered

Many people are going to take food to those who are grieving, but it’s nice to have meals delivered from restaurants that you know your friend likes. Ask them when they need a meal and if they have any requests. You can deliver the meal or have the restaurant drop it off. It’s nice to have a hot meal from somewhere they really enjoy and it doesn’t take you long to arrange things.

Donate To The Memorial Fund

Many families will set up a memorial fund for their loved one. They might ask that people donate to a certain charity or perhaps they are collecting money to start a scholarship fund or something else of that nature. When you donate to that fund, it might feel generic to you, but it’s a very nice gesture that can really mean a lot to the family. They are asking for those donations for that location for a reason—it’s meaningful to them.

Attend The Memorial Service

If the family has the memorial service, and it’s open to you, then attending can really mean a lot to them. Even if you didn’t know their loved one, being there to support them can say everything you want to say to them. Make sure they know you are there and that you are sorry for their loss. 

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Mow A Lawn Or Shovel A Walk 

The family might be busy with plans, so mowing their lawn, shoveling their driveway, or taking care of other mundane tasks can allow them to concentrate on cremation services in Tacoma, WA. It’s something small that doesn’t take you long, but it can take a load off your friend and really relieve them from overdoing it when they need to spend time with family. 

 
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