Traditionally, when you are asked to give a eulogy at funeral homes in Dallas, TX, it’s a somber, sad event. But if you are asked to speak at a celebration of life event, that’s a whole different story. These events are light-hearted and revolve around happy memories and good parts of the person’s life. You will want to get into the right headspace before you think about what you want to say. Go to a peaceful location, get a cup of coffee or your favorite drink, and start thinking about the things that make you smile. Here are a few details you can include in your speech.
Not everyone who attends the event may know who you are, and they most likely won’t know everything about the person who died, either. It’s nice to make sure everyone knows those details. Share who you are and how you met so everyone has a frame of references as to where you can from. You might share stories from childhood if you grew up together, or pranks you played on each other in the office if you’re a co-worker.
Detail Beloved Qualities
The person who passed on was very special and many people listening to you will know certain things about them. You might want to go over some of their most beloved qualities, like how they never missed a day at the soup kitchen when they volunteered or how they gave you their last $10 of cash when you forgot your lunch at work. There might even be some funny or silly qualities to talk about and this occasion is a perfect fit for those things, too.
You knew the person who passed on well and you have stories and memories about them that perhaps no one else has. You can share a story about a time they really came through for you or even something funny that happened that not everyone will know. You can talk about something they achieved or a memory you will hold near and dear to your heart more than any others.
Describe Their Legacy
Everyone is going to leave something behind, and this is your chance to remind everyone of the person’s legacy. You might talk about how proud they were of their children, what kind of footprint they left on a charity, how successful they were, and other such things.
There are lots of other things you can talk about when you are asked to speak at a celebration of life event. Just remember that this even is supposed to be uplifting and light-hearted. Keep things on that level and you will do a great job. If you need more advice, call funeral homes in Dallas, TX where the event will be held. The professionals at Hughes Family Tribute Center can tell you more about what the family planned so you can get some ideas as to how you want to arrange your speech for their benefit.