Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Celebrate the life of a loved one forever

Out of sight, out of mind?

Depends on what it is. If it's just an object, it can be bought again with money, no matter how sentimental the piece is. But if it's a beloved pet, a friend, a person, who's gone from the face of this earth forever, it will still be embedded in my mind forever.

My dad has since passed on for more than 10 years now. Every year when I go back to Malaysia, I will go to the temple where his ashes is kept and pay my respect. Then I will flip through the albums reminiscing the times we had together.

I never knew, until now, that there is an online memorial website called Registry of Life, where I can interact and share photos, music and especially my journey with my dad, with family and friends.

Registration is free and there is an initial two-week trial period, which after that I will only have to pay $49.95 for a one-time charge, and the site is mine forever. I like the fact that there is something I can do to share with my family, and hassle-free with all the site building and html whatnots. Plus, I can opt to keep my Registry private, so I can share with only the people I choose. You know, there are some people in the family circle whom I don't really like.

Apart from this feature, it is also a great information site where there is a recommended reading section, such as how to cope with the loss of someone dear, how to cope with grief, and also helpful links where it provides site addresses for organizations that may be of interest to me e.g. Alive Alone, Compassionate Friends, Griefnet and The Dougy Centre.

Yes, I think Registry of Life is a very good opportunity for me and my family to share our thoughts, and keep it within us forever.

*This is a sponsored post

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