Whenever I talk with people about estate planning, I see that they are uncomfortable. To many people, estate planning and mortality seem to go hand in hand. However, lets try to forget the morbidity and try to focus on the ‘planning’ portion of the exercise.
When you plan your estate, you are taking a personal inventory of your possessions. Items that are important to you, but misplaced in the attic can be rediscovered and cherished. Bonds with your children can be rekindled when you explain to them the importance of an item that you want them to have. You can reflect on the fact that your legacy will continue. Far from being an exercise in mortality, estate planning ensures your immortality.