Monday, August 25, 2008

Death Gifts

The biggest gift we can leave a loved one is our belief in an afterlife. The belief in God settles to our core and makes it easier to go on. It's precious and nothing else comes close.

There's more, though. In the last few months, my sister and I have had to second-guess, and investigate, and dig through papers and . . . well, it's not been anywhere near clear—especially when we're doing it through tears.

We thought our mom was organized. And in comparison, she may have been.

But, oy.

This brief post is to bring your attention to a little book that could make the difference between anguish over your loss for a loved one (or their's for you), and a devastating search that with a few words could have been avoided.

Consider purchasing, for yourself and your loved ones, a book called In the Checklist of Life by Lynn McPhelimy.

And then, most importantly, take the time to fill it out. It could make the world of difference for those who are left to pick up the pieces, and pick up their lives.

Currently reading: Booked to Die by John Dunning.

It's all better with friends.

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