As the old saying goes “ Where there’s a will there’s a way.” Policies & Procedures For Life™ is your “Way to your Will.”
PEACE OF MIND
What if you or a loved one became ill, comatose or could this be your final hour? Who knows? It could be. We don’t like to think on these things. It stirs up a variety of emotions. One day our final day is coming. It is, inevitably, something we all will experience so why not be prepared?
If you are the type of person who finds it difficult to discuss these important issues, you are just like me. I had no choice. I had to face it. It is by God’s great grace, love and mercy I am here today to help and encourage others to plan accordingly.
In business, Policies & Procedures are required to ensure smooth transitions on how things are properly and correctly done. Changes and updates are required to improve efficiency.
The same concept is applied to Policies & Procedures For Life™. How brilliant to have all your vital documents and information in one place. Regardless of events occurring in everyday life, or an emergency, it is smart to prepare to avoid undue stress in a time of crisis. I suggest using your birthday, as a good day to review your vital documents on an annual basis.
This book is simple yet, efficient and productive. I have included a list of important documents needed. This warrants completion. Over the years, I have looked at organizing books on the shelves of my clients and they tell me they read the first 30-pages, become overwhelmed and say, “I’ll do this later.” Guess what? LATER NEVER COMES! That’s why you will find this book an easy to follow guide to help you complete this gift to your loved ones. This is not an easy subject to address so take it slow and I suggest you do this with someone as it helps the process.
It is not a morbid task to complete. It will actually bring you peace. It is a task everyone should have in place without having to gather the requested information while grieving. One way of encouraging you to complete this important information is to imagine your loved one is in a coma and you cannot get the answers to the questions you are being asked.
If you have ever watched someone trying to get all this information together while grieving, you know it’s not a pretty picture. Don’t be that person. I’ve always said, “Be in control of what you CAN be in control of.” This is something you CAN be in control of.
On July 19, 2003, my mother and sister, Beverly, and I were celebrating Beverly’s birthday in Orlando. We had just come in from a lovely evening of dinner and a play. I received the worst call a parent can receive. My husband called telling me I needed to come home right away. He said, “We think David, my son, has had a heart attack. He was 17! How can a 17-year-old have a heart attack? Needless to say, my life has never been the same since that moment.
One vivid memory I have from that night in the emergency room was a woman handing me a packet saying, “ Tomorrow you will need to begin making funeral arrangements for your son.” It was like I was in a movie where the world was moving in slow motion. Her lips were moving but I couldn’t hear what she was saying. The next day with the love, support and help of family and friends, David’s funeral arrangements were made.
As a” professional organizer, my paperwork was in order and it did not take long to gather. The funeral director even told Beverly, “He had never seen anyone have all of the information he needed on the first request.”
After two autopsies: cause of death - unknown. David was an organ donor; unfortunately, with no cause of death they could not use his organs. We were able to donate his heart for research and study at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. To date there is still no cause of death.
At age six, David began saying to us, “One day I’m going to be famous!” He would repeatedly, throughout the years, practice his signature so when the “big time” came he would be ready to autograph pictures. The study at Mayo Clinic continues and one day his cause of death might be determined. If they do find something, maybe it will be named after him…making him famous! Until then, maybe this book, created to help others remove the chaos from grief, will be his legacy.
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