Getting the Help You Need (I Love You TOO Much to Leave You With This Mess – part 2)

Last week  after I took a good hard look at my messy closet and thought to myself,“I would sure hate the be the one who has to go through all this stuff and sort it out and give it away once I am dead and gone!”  Even though I knew it needed to be done I was not too keen on beginning the process. Then I remembered… I love you too much to leave you with this mess!  Oh yes!
Closet

Then a funny thing happened, my husband quite out of the blue suggested that we tackle my closet mess together.  He volunteered to pull everything off the floor and shelves and then after I organized it (by way of trash, donate and keep piles) he would put it all back in a nice and orderly fashion. This was an offer I just couldn’t refuse! (Deep sigh) I had to do it, especially after I gave you advice on cleaning up life messes as to not leave them to our loved ones.

Clean Closet WOW

It just took a little focus and a little effort and before I knew it it was done!  I just had to show you the difference.  It is great to know that with a little help we can organize our life and bless those we love!  Now my husband is so happy! And I can now come out of the closet and get in the closet and close the door!

Are you ready to get organized too?  I can’t loan you my husband but I can give you the encouragement and directions you need to get your life story organized and ready to share when you are not there.  Let’s do this together!

 

 

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A Planning Resource for Those You Love Upon Your Death

By Rev. Cheryl A. Broome

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Why give the ULTIMATE GIFT?

Because I believe that The Ultimate Gift will guide you to the loving act of planning your funeral and transform the painful chore of deciding what to do at your funeral into a loving gift. It will help you decide what you want to happen; what you want to do with your things and your body; and ultimately help you to write your own story and ending. It will give you everything you need to instruct your friends and family members as to your desires and what you want to happen at the time of your death and specifically for your funeral service.  This makes planning your funeral a natural and blessed gift for you and for your loved ones. And, BONUS,  by the end of our time together, if you do the work, you will also get to know yourself in significant ways!

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The Ultimate Gift

A Planning Resource for Those You Love Upon Your Death

By Rev. Cheryl A. Broome

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I Love You Too Much to Leave You With This Mess!

“The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective.”
James Patterson, The Angel Experiment

Sometimes I take a look at my closet and say to myself, “I would sure hate the be the one who has to go through all this stuff and sort it out and give it away once I am dead and gone!”  My closet is a mess, much to my husband’s chagrin.  When I really think about it, I know that it would be pretty mean to leave that mess for someone else to clean up.  Getting to work cleaning and organizing all this stuff  is not just for my own benefit.  Nope. I like it just as it is – mess and all.  I know where to find almost everything in there (except for the stuff that has not seen the light of day for 10 years at least!)  The point is that I am motivated to clean up and organize this mess BECAUSE of my love for my family.

Closet

We can use this same line of reasoning to deal with the eventuality of planning our very own funeral service.   We don’t put together our funeral plan because we need to do it for our self. That’s just silly! We do it because we love our family too much to leave them alone with the mess.  Look at it this way…At the time of  death assets, interests and property will be passed on to the person(s) we deem entitled to receive our stuff.  We can deal with it before we die and get started organizing and preparing – that’s our choice.  But once we die, someone will have to deal with our messes and that will happen with or without our permission.  And if we die without a written will or other binding declaration (called dying intestate) and we have not determined the disposition of property and/or who will settle the estate then a court of law will likely step in and do it for us.  This makes dealing with all our messes a very important activity considering all the implications.  

So how about it? Who is going to clean up your mess?  Are you ready to get started now? Contact me at:  makeslifebetter@ateam.com and we’ll get started right away!  Why? Because I love you too much to leave you alone with this mess!

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The Ultimate Gift

A Planning Resource for Those You Love Upon Your Death

By Rev. Cheryl A. Broome

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“It is a curious thing…”

“It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.” ― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid

Death often leaves us in a state of shock so profound that it is often difficult to think clearly and understand everything that is happening around us.  A good friend who lost her husband suddenly said that she was in a fog for weeks and weeks after his death. She told me  that when people spoke to her it was like she was underwater and couldn’t hear anything except, “blub, blub, blub.”  But it is exactly during this time of shock and sadness when the funeral details must be hammered out.   

Do you have your funeral or memorial service fully planned out?  Do you want some help?