Our mind remembers a loss for a long time. The nature of that memory keeps changing. At the beginning it might be so fresh that you can actually feel the touch and smell of the person around you. As time grows, the memory changes its shape and may appear in episodes and flashes. There are so many ways that you can deal with that memory in a healthy spectrum. It is a matter of very personal choice to keep memories of the person or to focus on deleting them.
Life Lived In Moments
After a passing we understand that life is truly a collection of moments. When a person is gone all we are left with is a collection of moments to remember. It could be a joke, an anecdote, a funny story or some quality time spent. If done in a controlled manner, It is healthy to remember only those moments of happiness and be happy about them.
Organizing A Concert
Organizing a concert in remembrance of that person can be a great tribute to the lost one. This can garner a feeling of collective remembrance of that person. This collective remembrance can reduce the grief and can help in celebrating the moments spent with them.
A Picnic In Their Memory
Out of several other activities, a picnic can also be a great option to cherish the memories of the lost one. Go to a picnic with ones who have common memories with the lost one and you will come back smiling.
A Monument Or Statue
Loss makes the person intangible. To make their memory a tangible one, you can go for constructing something in their memory. Over centuries, statues have been built to remember the people who leave us. You too can go for it.
Make It Personal
There are a number of ways to remember someone. Simplest rule to go by is to remember what they would have liked. Would they have liked to turn them into a tree or a piece of jewelry? Also, what do you like!