No matter how hard we try to deny it, the death of a person is given in our world. At some point in our life, we will encounter a friend or a family member who is going through this difficult phase.
As much as we’d like it, we can never take away their pain and make them feel better in an instant. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be any help to our loved ones. As a matter of fact, we can do something that will help lessen the burden of their grief. As such, here are some simple things you can do to help a grieving person.
Lend an open ear or hand
One of the many ways you can help a person in grief over the passing of their dearly departed is to be there for them. Take your time to visit them during this hard part of their life and they will surely appreciate it. You can do something as simple as listen to what they are going through or providing them with assistance in their daily tasks. If you want to go the extra mile, you can give a simple gift to lift up their spirits. You can even help them with their funeral services too. It doesn’t matter what the act may be, the simple thought of being there for them will always go a long way.
Give them time
Most people say that time is gold. The same can be said about people grieving about their dearly departed. The gift of time, no matter how short or long it is, can do wonders for them. For instance, if you have an employee who needs to focus on their loss, you can give them a day or two to process what they’re going through. This short period of time will be helpful in managing their personal affairs. If you are in a position of power, affording the benefit of time to these people would really mean a lot.
Help them be distracted
Keeping their thoughts far away from the loss of a loved one is a good way to be productive with their time and energy. You can suggest to your friend or loved one to immerse in a non-stressful activity that will help push any negative thoughts away from their mind. Of course, you need to be careful in going with your suggestion. It wouldn’t do them any good if you ask them out for a drink or to engage in any negative activities. Keep your suggestions positive and constructive. If you are successful, you can help them move on faster.
Pray for them
You might not know it now but the simple act of praying for a person in grief can go a long way. It doesn’t matter what faith your believe in because a prayer will greatly help a person get through this difficult time in their life. It’s also best if you speak a prayer in their presence. This person will feel an instant surge of peace and be instantly thankful for your thoughtfulness.