Why Have the Talk of a Lifetime?
Have the Talk of a Lifetime is designed to help families talk about what matters most in their lives and how loved ones have made a difference. These discussions can give families important insights they can use to remember and honor the lives of their loved ones.
There’s a lot to Talk About
Connect with your loved ones through thoughtful questions and meaningful conversation. Share stories about life, what matters most and how you want to be remembered.
Have the Talk of a Lifetime, a program created by The Funeral and Memorial Information Council, was designed to help families have meaningful conversations about the things that matter most in their lives.
These discussions can give important insights to the people they left behind — insights that can be used to honor and remember the lives of their loved ones.
The Talk of a Lifetime
Why is Having the Talk
Deep down, most of us want to know that we, in some way, made a difference in this world. Having the Talk of a Lifetime can make the difference of a lifetime. It can help reacquaint us with our loved ones and help us get to know them in a new and different way.
Meaningful memorialization of a loved one’s passing can transform, heal, and comfort us. It highlights our loved ones’ sacrifices, reminds us of the things that they value, and inspires us with their life stories.
How do I start the Talk?
Sometimes, using a visual prompt, such as a photo album, souvenir, or memento, can be a great way to start a conversation. Memorable places, such as the church where your loved one was married or a favorite park can also help someone begin to open up and share their story.
- What is your proudest achievement?
- What was the one piece of advice you received from your parents or grandparents that you never forgot?
- Tell me about the most memorable summer you had growing up.
- Tell me about your favorite teacher; what did you learn from him or her?
- If you could spend a day doing anything you like
- what would it be?
- Who has been your greatest inspiration?