When someone dies, those close to the deceased have an onslaught of well-wishers.
When someone is diagnosed with cancer or another critical health issue, they have a similar herd of well-wishers.
When someone has another unfortunate life event, they have immediate help and concern.
The thing is … the support dies off well before needed (and is often overwhelming in bulk).
If you know someone who is three or four or nine months or a year or two years into something that you would have sent flowers for at the onset, send flowers again. Or initiate a visit or phone call (depending on proximity). Or send a card. Or a care package.
You’re not going to “remind” them that they suffered a loss or are sludging through an unfortunate chapter in their life. They didn’t forget. It just seems that everyone else did.
Go. Reach out. Make someone’s day.