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Seeing the New Year as a Celebration of Life After a Loved One’s Death January 3, 2018

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Seeing the New Year as a Celebration of Life After a Loved One’s Death, Greece, New York

When the clock strikes midnight on January 1, the beginning of a new year serves as a beautiful opportunity to open a new chapter in your life. With a fresh start at your disposal, the first day of the year is the perfect chance to focus on finding new meaning, a true celebration of life, while still coping with the loss of a loved one.

While everyone handles grief differently, a common experience among many people who have recently experienced a death in the family is a feeling of guilt. This can come in many forms, but it may manifest in thoughts of not deserving the happiness and fulfillment of life now that the loved one is gone.

celebration of lifeThis, however, is just the grief talking. In reality, you deserve every opportunity to lead a fulfilling and joyful existence, and the New Year is a great time to focus on that goal. With a full year of opportunities ahead of you, redefining your goals and purposes can be a thrilling exercise and a celebration of life that can inspire hope and positivity. And, you can do all this while still honoring and remembering your loved one.

Redefining your life’s goal or purpose can sometimes feel like moving on from your family member. It’s important to remember that “moving on” isn’t the same as “forgetting.” Yes, redefining your life goal and creating new opportunities and joy for yourself is certainly moving on from the deep grief you have recently felt, but your loved one will never be forgotten. This new year of hope and renewed purpose will serve as a celebration of life and a beautiful reminder of all the strength and encouragement your loved one gave you during their life.


Arndt Funeral Home has been providing memorial and funeral services to the Rochester, NY, area for more than 40 years. The compassionate staff will ensure your loved one is given a beautiful and respectful service, truly serving as a celebration of life. For more information, call (585) 225-6350 or visit the website today.

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