And what does this entail, exactly?

Last Wishes

Literally. Leaving the joyful instruction:

“Do this in my honor”

It’s about activity. Hands-on engagement.

You make some last wishes, and voilà… there are results. Heartwarming results!

And for your survivors, it’s bonding and healing.


I love the idea, but I can’t think of any particular requests.
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You‘re not alone. We‘re not used to thinking this way. But you can pretty quickly see the potential of it… the meaningfulness, fulfillment, and even fun. We‘re not called I Want a Fun Funeral for nothing. I can help, I promise.

 

Hmm, I need to think about this one. Any advice?
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1. Relax, put up your feet. The Grim Reaper‘s probably not coming this week. Tho you never know.

2. Take a moment and think of one or two songs you’d like at your goodbye. If doing that makes you smile, chances are you have other good ideas in there. You’ll be ready soon enough.

3. Jot down some things in life that are important to you. If you could take some action, what might it be? Well, that’s an action that your survivors could undertake on your behalf. Win-win.

 

I’m Good. I’ve Already Told My Family What I Want.
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Oh, were it only this easy.

1. How good is your memory? (Sorry to remind you.) Your funeral musings (vital as they are) are subject to the same confusion and uncertainty as any piece of info in our overstimulated lives.

2. Perhaps they know it now, but in the anguish of the moment they won’t be thinking straight. It’s a lot of pressure for someone to accurately remember what you mentioned in passing, and perhaps many years before.

3. Writing it down is the only solution. Having your goodbye ideas written down, in your own handwriting, is an indisputable document of your wishes. Why gamble on someone else’s gray matter when it can be so easily assured with a pen and paper?

 

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