The 'Silly' Question?

in #compassion3 years ago

Wonderful Advice From a Cherished Partner


Telling a good story is essential to marketing whether you are an agency like Town Crier, or a funeral service provider passionate about bringing generosity to the service. We strongly endorse this sentiment put forth by our Celebrant at Rutherford Funeral and Cremation Services in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.

Along our learning curve, we have come to understand what a celebrant is, and how a funeral service provider can bolster their brand and offering by having a registered celebrant as part of the package.

Check out this fantastic and informative blog post we are showcasing as pivot to their social media campaign to provide sound and soothing advice during a challenging time.

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The 'Silly' question - Stuart Lender


There are some people out there who are curious enough or concerned enough to call me up and ask a question about something they always wanted to know and preface it, firstly, with an apology and secondly, with the words “silly” or “stupid.”

I have two responses to these inquiries. I smile and I’m grateful.

When it comes to questions regarding end of life traditions, wishes or procedures, there are no questions that are “silly” or “stupid” and most people in our profession are pleased to answer your questions because we recognize that an individual like you is rare.

The fact that the question is being asked, in particular a question concerning something that many would prefer to ignore, is already a huge step on the road to educating yourself about something inevitable and will, quite frankly, make you feel more empowered in taking control of what it is you want and not simply default to the wishes of those who are left to handle your affairs.

I have always said and still say, whenever appropriate, that if everyone would consider, just once in a while, that their time here on this planet is finite - if they would put at the forefront of their minds that we are mortal and will die - that those lives we are living would become more enriched, more meaningful and would hold a kind of gratefulness that make our days feel lighter.

And while some may feel it to be a useless endeavor, to dwell on such things, it is indeed that very thing that informs us as to how we are living our lives and what is most important to us.

So, thank you for all of your questions. Big and small. Short or long. Specific or general. I love them all! It’s true that information is power. It’s also a wellspring of creativity, change and peace of mind.

It is in answer to that spirit of inquiry, that I will be posting information to the questions I’ve been asked over the many years I’ve been in service to those in need - and maybe some really interesting stuff that no one needs to know, but is just, well...interesting, about this compassionate care industry. I hope you enjoyed the first post “Things Left Unsaid.” See you soon.

Live well.

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One of our founding partners experienced the death of a parent this week. Having a passionate and dedicated funeral director in your corner really helped in a time of confusion, transition and potential economic uncertainty.

Hopefully this has helped you learn a little about the value of a compassionate care professional and there are no silly questions if asked to the right person. Stay tuned for more blog posts from our beloved celebrant!

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Thank you for your business support, following our story and sharing in those we tell of our clients. Feel free to create a blog for your business and ask us how to leverage it towards success.

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I hope every community has a solid guy like this they can turn to in a time of need. Hopefully well before they need him!

Late to reply @zekepickleman, but very much 👍