Celebrating the Journey of Life

 At Krause Funeral Homes we’re committed to celebrating the journey of life.   For more than 80 years now, we’ve made it our goal to serve the families who entrust their loved ones into our care.   And you might think that’s where our commitment ends, but that’s simply not the case.  We’re also committed to helping you to live long, happy, and fulfilling lives. 

Whether it’s through in-person interactions, conversations, our blogs, or social media exchanges, we hope to be a constant reminder to all that life is precious, and our journey through this world is fleeting.  We need to make the most of our time while we can.  

In order to do this, we must recognize that the journey of life is a forward movement.  We can’t keep looking back at past hardships because this only distracts us from the good that lies ahead.  And the happiest people we know have learned how to put past adversity into its proper place—in the rear view mirror, where it belongs. 

The fact is, many of us have experienced extreme hardship and struggles in life—poverty, depression, abuse, broken relationships, addiction, health issues, loss, and more.  But here’s a question to ponder:

If you could change your past, would you? 

Don’t answer that just yet.  Think long and hard about the question . . .  if you could change your past, would you?

After thinking it through, most of us would have to say no, because the hardships of our past have made us who we are today.  (And let’s be honest here; we are pretty darn great. 🙂 )  That’s because the lessons we’ve learned from past difficulties, the character-building we’ve done through adversity, and the level of human compassion and understanding we’ve gained from injustices in our own lives have taught us to be stronger for it.  As Dr. David Sacks, board certified Psychiatrist and medical blogger states, “Sometimes it’s the darkest moments of our past that become our brightest light for the journey ahead.” 

And so perhaps the question is not so much “If you could change your past, would you?” but “If you can change your future, will you?”  

Celebrating the journey of life,

Your Friends at Krause Funeral Home.   

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