Towards the end of each year it is a task, but always a good idea, to note on the next year’s calendar those family and friend’s special days. This allows us to make contact on that day which, in turn, makes the family member or friend feel special that you have remembered them.
It can also be helpful to include a number beside each entry. For example, the age that person will be on that date. If you were part of a couple’s special event, remembering it each year also helps maintain your friendship.
One event which tends to be forgotten, is the anniversary of the passing of a close family member or friend. Contact on that anniversary not only shows your caring nature, but offers support, especially at a time when grieving might still be progressing.
Remembering and caring is important if we are to reach out with love to each other.
I’m Peter Mack and that’s life.