We all have small rituals that give meaning to our lives. We do things in a certain order and follow set patterns of behaviour. If you get up, shower, eat breakfast and brush your teeth in the same order every day; that is a ritual. If you light a candle when you meditate or pray, you are engaging in ritual behaviour.
All of us need to learn how to deal with grief at some point in our lives. Some people, like myself, lose someone close to them as children. Others lose their husband after decades of being happily married. Nothing can prepare you for losing someone you love, but, there are ways to help the healing process along.
After palliative care nurse Bronnie Ware wrote an online article highlighting the top five regrets of the dying, people all over the internet began cataloguing their own aspirations and wishes. Ware listed the top 5 regrets of her patients as follows: