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Plan Ahead

December 10th, 2011

For the first time in the history of Florida, statisticians have concluded that when it comes to the death of a loved one, Floridians are now leaning significantly toward cremation. Since the days of the thirteen original colonies, traditional funerals has always led the way as the preferred form of human disposition. With traditional funerals the remains are embalmed, then placed in a casket for viewing followed by burial at a local cemetery. This is no longer the case.

Perhaps the state of the economy has contributed to the change. Maybe it’s the concern for land usage. Then again, maybe people have finally realized that future decendants may not necessarily visit ancestors at the cemetery. Whichever the reason, times have changed and customs have been altered. Whatever disposition is selected, it should not be influenced by money, social consciousness or future behavior, whether individual or collective.

What should matter the most is that each family member interact with all others at the time of loss. Emotional expressions that are sincere and heartfelt, supportive interactions that display love and honor, and truthful manifestations of trust, empathy and good will always provide comfort during such times. Anything said or done should always reflect love of family and humanity.

Death, after all, will embrace each and every one of us sooner or later; it’s just a matter of time. Although the manner may be different, the result is always the same. By accepting the fate that awaits us all, we inadvertently embrace the one factor that makes us and keeps us all humble…..the fact that we are human. We are fortunate that we live in an era besieged by technology and the ability to plan for our own care once we die. We are able to make arrangements that gives us the advantage of decision.

Deciding how to handle your own death-care is accessible to everyone. All it takes is a simple phone call to the provider of your choice. At Guiding Light Cremations of Hollywood, you have the power to make those decisions right now, while stretching your payments for one year or more. No matter what your decision, you can take total control now. Guiding Light Cremations is duly authorized through state licensing to sell Pre-Need directly to each family.

Please view our website at and read about our services and our unique, state-of-the-art facility. Then call to arrange for your private tour of our crematory at your convenience. All of your questions will be answered with precision. And you will note that our fees are extremely reasonable. More importantly, however, you will immediately realize that Guiding Light Cremations will demonstrate compassion and sensitivity. Make your decision right now to learn about our cremation services. You can start by calling me directly at 954-729-8827.

Geronimo Mena, Jr,
Chief Operating Officer

Guiding Light