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365 Days of Gratitude

How to Survive 365 Days of Gratitude: A Labor of Love

365 Days of Gratitude. It was a year ago that I first wrote about my personal social media campaign. In fact, you can read of its inception and its early on results. It became a daily dose of positive energy. Cathartic. Inspirational. Heartwarming. Candidly, it was something negative that started …


When You Really Need to Write a Eulogy and Don’t Know How

Pardon me.  I know this might come off as morose.  However, there may be a reason you need to write a eulogy.  And, like most, consider it an insurmountable task. I was just a child when I attended my first funeral.  Unfortunately, it was the death of my infant sister.  …

Life Story

No Life Story of Remembrance

She admits that she often searched the obituaries for records of his death.  Was it concern or curiosity?  Perhaps it was simply a quest for closure.  It was too late to change the inevitable.  Notice of her father’s death came from an unassuming stranger.  The kind missive declared that her …

robin williams

Tragic Loss of another Talented Life – RIP Robin Williams

 Money. Talent. Humor. Popularity. Some of the best-loved people are sad enough to take their own lives. Yet, there are those who would call their actions cowardice. Others will proclaim that we call too much attention to glorified Hollywood types. In life, Robin Williams did something for many of us. …


How Professional Writers Craft a Eulogy

When we lose a loved one, the pain is often unimaginable. It is difficult for even the most skilled writer to capture a loved one in words that are everlasting and that represent a life tribute. I know this, best of all. Ten years ago today, I lost my middle …


An Expression of Sympathy

If it were not for social media, I might not have learned of three deaths this weekend.  All have their touch of deep sadness.  One, a young man, whose murder remains unsolved.  Another, a mother close to my own age, who I knew quite casually.  The last, the husband of an …

next of kin

Leaving the Real Valuable to Next of Kin

No one likes to think of death. However, one thing is for sure. Tomorrow is promised to none of us. Some profound songwriter summed it up pretty well: “We’re not getting out of here alive.” When confronted with the certainty of death, some run to their attorneys to devise strategies …

sample eulogy

Family Spared The Pain Of Writing A Eulogy

Writefully Inspired’s professional writers are able to interview individuals responsible for the eulogy and cull out the important memories.  Click the link below to see a sample eulogy we did for a family in grief: Sample Eulogy

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