I recently had a dream about a beloved Aunt of mine that passed away almost two years ago. She had cancer and in the dream, we talked about her last stages of life on Earth. Most of the things we discussed in the dream were unanswered questions that I had.
This dream made me realize that I am still grieving over her death. It’s not that I didn’t know it already. I just kept pushing it to the back of my mind. While reflecting on this, I came up with four tips on how you can help a person that is grieving.
1. Be willing to listen. Don’t worry about not knowing what to say. Most of the time, a person just wants someone to listen.
2. Be understanding. Never tell a person to just get over it and let it go. Everyone grieves differently.
3. Be available. A lot of people are around from the moment the person dies to the funeral. Most people disappear after the funeral, which is when a grieving person needs help the most.
4. Be prayerful. God can mend broken hearts and give peace to those in mourning. Pray about ways you can help a grieving person through their difficult time.