In ones mourning we should always remember those who are mourning too for one reason or another. The suffering of people doesn’t take a break. Loss is timeless and universal.
August is a great month because its my birthday month among other good reasons. Let’s see what its got for each of us. Live your best life or something like that.
Heaven, paradise or whatever your tradition calls it, whether its cannon or not is not important in this discussion is a place where people go to live their best lives in eternity. It is important how we treat others here as to practice for the after life. I believe its a place where we can do the things we love and break bread with other saints. There is room at the table for everyone and God has set a place for each of us to be in communion with him and all the saints that have been there awhile. It will be a surprise who will be there waiting for us all. The here after begins in the here now.