Grief never ends but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith. Grief is the price of love.


The ritual of lighting a candle to honor a lost loved one’s memory is a part of many cultural traditions. A light burning in remembrance signifies that the memory of the person lives on and burns brightly.

It is a tradition that helps to celebrate the life of the loved one, and also brings comfort to those left behind, helping to ease the pain of loss.

Our tradition at the Life Raft Group is to light a candle at sundown when we learn of one of our members’ passing.

May this ritual bring you peace.

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