Creating a plan for everything but death

What's your plan

By nature, we are planners.  We plan for everything!  We make a list to go to the grocery store; we plan what we want to do over the weekend; we plan on what we will wear on that special date; we plan anniversaries; birthday parties; weddings; prepare for births; graduations; vacations; our retirement; we even plan what we are going to have for dinner and what we will watch on TV later tonight.  But most of us don’t want to think about or plan for our own death.

Consider this:  As parents, we leave detailed instructions for a babysitter during the few hours we will be away from home.  If you’re a new parent, you may leave pages of notes when leaving your little one(s) with a sitter.  Yet, must of us don’t even have a Will established to determine what will happen to the children (for the rest of their lives) in the event we never make it back from our outing or date.

Before leaving for a vacation, so many people scratch out some directives on a legal pad, sign it and leave it on the kitchen table in the event “the plane goes down” and they don’t make it back from that vacation.  Yet statistics show that you are 2000 times more likely to die in a fatal car crash on the way to work on an average day than on a plane taking us to or from our vacation destination!  Yet, we don’t plan for that.

If you’ve been unfortunate enough to have been in the prep room before going into surgery, you know it can be a pretty humbling experience.  Many people feel the need “to jot some things down” or tell their spouse or loved one a few of their final wishes, in the event something goes awry in the OR.  But why wait until that moment to have these discussions, when you should be focusing on positive, upbeat thoughts before “going under”!

Perhaps you’ve done some planning.  Perhaps you’ve discussed with your loved ones whether you want to be buried or cremated.  But there is so much more for loved ones to know and make decisions on.  And if you have more than 1 family member to make these decisions, odds are they all won’t agree.  Getting people to agree on where to have dinner or what movie to go see is hard enough – now imagine getting a group of your loved ones to agree on important decisions like what to do with your stuff and how and where to celebrate your life.

So record your wishes and create your plan as a gift to your family.  Visit and get your free trial started today.

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