What is a Tribute?
In this life, we are passing by, for some of us it can be so short for other it is long enough, all we have to do is treasure every moment we have with our loved ones.
Once someone breathes their last you can show tribute by saying something like praise, or give, write words of admiration.
A tribute can be written or spoken to someone or something that was admired.
Ways of Giving Tribute:
- Hold a ceremony, sing their favourite song or tell their story.
- Put fresh flowers in their graveside.
- Hold a memorial service.
- Light a candle for them.
- Continue their good works by helping others in the same situation.
- Salute someone or something.
- Give public recognition to someone or something.
When do you give a Tribute
Mostly tribute is given during funerals when someone has passed away. for instance, a soldier who has died in war fighting for his country.
Acknowledging a Hero
A Hero is someone who sacrifices him/herself, putting their own life at great risk, for the greater good of others. However, such as in war situations.
This can be someone held in high esteem due to his writing or works to others. Who has a strong sense of justice and goodness and acts upon that sense for the betterment of others.
Death of a Loved one
A loved one can be your child, your spouse, your parent, friend or a caregiver or nanny. Those people who we welcome to our homes to take care of our children while at work, some can be exceptionally good to a point of leaving a vacuum when they are gone, for instance, a nanny or caregiver.
A loved one can leave a vacuum into your life when they die, being a part of a family creates a strong bond.
Every anniversary you can remember them, for example, you can hold a memorial service for them, light a candle, put fresh flowers on their grave.
How to Write a Tribute
1. Personal Attachment
Describe your personal attachment to the deceased. When you met and how you knew each other, it can be your spouse, relative or a child that you are close too.
2. Good Traits
Emphasis on the persons’ traits and how they made you a better person by giving examples to make it easy for people to understand. Tell the attendees how the person impacted your life positively.
3. Highlight Achievement
List and highlight achievement the deceased accomplished while still alive to benefit others, for instance, assisting orphans, feeding the homeless and any other act of compassion towards other people.
4. Remember Times Shared Together
With humor, you can give experiences that you had with the deceased that left a mark in your life, things that you remember that makes you happy you shared with the deceased. It can be your high school prom or wedding.
Let people feel that you are celebrating the deceased, and also avoid offensive word when sharing the memories.
Remember life is a journey and we will all depart one day hence make it memorable in a respectful way. Be brief and personal and bring out the best of them in your Tribute.