I recently heard from a friend who had just gotten back from Maui, Hawaii. He was vacationing there when the fires struck. Him and his family were fortunate to have survived the deadly fires while others were not so lucky.
Needless to say, I was relieved to hear my friend and his family made it back home in one piece. But it got me thinking about what would have happened if I was on vacation and something horrific like that occurred. The devastation those fires brought on is just so unimaginable. I have been to different parts of Maui, and it is heartbreaking to know that beautiful Lahaina has been destroyed. I thought about how fragile and short life is. I thought about various scenarios of what life might be like if I was no longer around, and what my family might have to endure. Although it is a morbid topic, I have to say I am relieved to know that I did set up a will years ago where I documented my final wishes. I sleep better knowing that my family knows where to find my last wishes.
You just never know what can come up, but preparation is the key. If you haven't already, now is a good time to prepare for any life event. Our Final Wishes Planner is a great tool to simplify the whole process. This 80-page planner is an invaluable resource for those who are left behind grieving or worried about how best to carry on without you. Plan ahead and don't let your loved ones take on the burden of trying to figure out your final wishes. Spell it out and specify it all in our planner.