Every year I take the time to remember the Ones who passed away. I do it especially on the All Saints’ Day and All Soul’s Day, i.e. the 1st and 2nd November.
The Ones are family members, friends and interesting people whom I have met on my path.
I light the candles and recall who they were and what they strived for.
I recall their experiences, learning points and funny stories.
I remember our common joy, fun and laughter as well as seriousness and responsibility.
And I remember the understanding I achieved as a result of our meetings.
I remember love.
In all this I uncover patterns in their lives and I look for the lessons I can apply to mine.
I honor the People for the blessings they brought into my life. I pray for their families to be blessed anew.
This little ritual is for me an appreciation of Gratitude, which is memory of the Heart. I do this to acknowledge that whom I have become is influenced, inspired or challenged by the People I have met in my life.
Give honor and become grateful for the People who crossed your life path.
It is special.