“How do we remember a significant person in our lives when they are no longer with us? Who they were, what they held dear, what they thought, what they sounded like are all things we can capture while they are living and reflect back in appreciation that they live on with us …” says Lynn Lambrecht creator of The Living Planner.
It’s at this time of year, during the holidays of Thanksgiving and through the end of the year, when many spend time with family. It’s time when we catch up with one another and have conversations – share stories. For some of us (like me), it’s easy to keep track and record these memories through scrapbooking and uploading to my Forever account. For most, the photos and videos are being taken and shared but then what? And what about the important stuff? You know, those harder ‘life’ questions?
Let’s consider some questions you can enjoy during Thanksgiving. Feel free to use your phone to audio or video record answers.
- What is your favorite song Tell us about it. *
- If you had one thing to “do over”, what would it be and why. Tell us about it. *
- How do you wish to be remembered/eulogized? Tell us about it. *
- What type of music do you enjoy? Tell us about it. *
- What are some stories about your childhood/school/adolescence years you would like to share? *
These are some examples that may be meaningful for family holiday and celebration, however remember, there are so many more questions to ask, including some that could be slightly difficult or challenging to answer. I think that this is a super time of year to begin the process of documenting this information. Capture these stories for all family members, of all ages. Because now is when you’re with your family and these discussions never seem to happen. Planning for the unexpected can be awkward, I know. What if you had someone to help you prepare for disruption or loss? Planning to keep our photos and videos long-term is one thing, but everything else is another, right? Well, no, but it’s a start.
The Living Planner helps you understand what means what in plain language and create a plan for you moving forward. It is easy to go about daily life without giving these difficult decisions/discussions a second thought. When it’s time to establish plans to protect what you’ve worked hard to build, where do you begin?
Those who know me, know that I take the chaos of photo mess and help calm it in EASY bite sized chunks. That’s exactly what Lynn does with The Living Planner.
SPECIAL OFFER: Purchase (or upgrade) any single payment Forever Storage Account before December 1, 2019 and I will send you a copy of The Living Planner as my gift. By the way, all single payment Forever Storage is 40% through 11/30/19!