We all know that funerals can be tough, no matter who you lose. One of the hardest and most wonderful jobs you can take on is the eulogy. If you have been asked to give a eulogy at a funeral, getting started can be hard. It’s important to know what you want to say, as you will certainly be overwhelmed and emotional when the time comes.
Things to consider
You will likely have so many wonderful memories with your loved one, including funny and interesting stories you can tell, but that doesn’t mean writing a eulogy is easy.
Thankfully, some of our greatest poets, writers and thinkers have been here before us and have come up with some words of wisdom, comfort and inspiration which could help you get started with your own eulogy.
Here are just a few to get you started:
“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” This quote by Helen Keller truly shows how our loved ones continue to live on through us after death.
“Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.” Richard Bach’s idea of an afterlife provides some hope.
“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints on your heart.” Eleanor Roosevelt’s quote is ideal if you are reading at a friend’s funeral service.
“Grief is the price we pay for love.” A short quote from Queen Elizabeth II reminds us of why losing someone hurts so much.
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” A. A. Milne perfectly sums up how loving someone is worth their loss, though it may not feel that way.
Celebrating the life of your loved one
We hope that some of these words speak to you and help you with your own eulogy. Remember – the most important part is that it celebrates the life of your loved one and gives you a sense of comfort, whatever you share.
For more advice or information about pre-paid funeral plans, get in touch with a member of our team today.