Writing A Eulogy
Writing and giving a eulogy is a praiseworthy action and a very
important contribution to a memorial service. This contribution
will be remembered by friends and family for a very long time, so feel
honored about your participation in this difficult event.
Writing the eulogy feels like an overwhelming task, especially in your
current emotional state. You may have difficulty concentrating or
maintaining your composure during this process. THIS IS
COMPLETELY NORMAL. Stop and take a few moments for yourself, and
remember that you can write and deliver a great eulogy. All you
have to do is follow the instructions in the remainder of this
guideline, and you will give a touching eulogy.
Right now, try and keep a positive attitude. Remember that
everybody at the service will be behind you completely. Do not be
concerned about giving the perfect eulogy. Do what you can given
the short time frame and fragility of your well being. Again,
this is an emotionally challenging time for you. Nobody expects
you to have great stage presence, or be an amazing orator. JUST
BE YOURSELF, TAKE YOUR TIME, AND CONVEY YOUR FEELINGS FOR YOUR LOST
LOVED ONE. The most touching eulogies convey your emotions and
your feelings. They are not a summary of the person’s life story.
FIRST THINGS FIRST
Before writing the eulogy, it is important to overcome your feelings of
fear. You have many confusing questions running through your
mind: “What do I say?” “Will people like it?” “How
long will it be?” “Where do I even begin?” These questions
will be answered for you in this guide. The important thing for
you to do is put your fears aside and break everything down into small
pieces. Remember that you eat the elephant in many small
portions, not just one bite. Nothing great is done in one sitting.
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