There have been copious books and articles written about how we should or should not behave come that time in a persons life when they are nearing their ending of days. This story by Bailey Williams captures the essence of such times in five short segments (How to say goodbye, Yes! magazine, Spring 2018). If we have any doubts about whether or not we are doing the right thing, this uncomplicated ‘check list’ helps put our minds at rest.
If you’re not sure what to say … Say what you feel; If you want to feel close … do their favourite things; If you want to feel connected … organise a ‘secular shiva’ ; If you are afraid to say goodbye, remember … closure doesn’t mean forgetting; If you never got a chance in person … write them a letter.
For the full story check this link: http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/decolonize/how-to-say-goodbye-when-someone-you-love-is-dying-20180316