10 Things You Should Write Down Before You Die
A lot of women have taken a higher role in society today. This is because of how the modern system works that men and women are regarded equally capable in
the community. With so much there is to attain—heights to conquer, goals to achieve, milestones to accomplish, many women have become too busy to notice
how short-lived a life can be.
Maybe you’re one of those who is too often preoccupied with so many cares that you forget to appreciate even the littlest things that come and go in your
life can offer you.
One of the most significant characteristics a woman may possess is the ability to become prepared and organized beforehand. If you want to make the most
out of your short stay on Earth, at least try to write down things that will give yourself and your love-ones a favor when you depart from this place and
go to the beyond. Here’s a list of ten things you should write down before you die:
A BUCKET LIST
Familiar with bucket lists? Write down the things you hope to experience and achieve before you go down to the grave. The list doesn’t necessarily have to
be too formal—you can even go over a crazy list if you want. It’s a great and exciting way of enjoying your life before it ends. Many people have bucket
lists, so it won’t hurt making one yourself. Go, make your list and start crossing them out one by one!
YOUR PASSWORDS, PASSCODES, PIN CODES
You may think it irrelevant to write down passwords and pin codes (because clearly, you don’t want others peeking through your personal space), but it can
come in handy, too. You’ll never know when there will present a time that you might just need to remember which password is needed to open an encrypted
file or a locked folder. So you should create a list of your passwords and their corresponding usage.
Of course, don’t write it down somewhere very accessible to anyone, and risk spilling your top secrets! Especially your bank and credit passcodes. Be
careful in keeping them, too.
A MINI RECIPE BOOK
Make an archive of your original recipes and compile them in one mini-book. Recipes are a great heritage to pass down to your next generations. Think of it
as a good long-term investment that you can look back many years from now. Be proud of your kitchen skills. Wouldn’t it be great to have your kids and
grandkids cook something spectacular out of your original recipe book?
A JOURNAL OR DIARY
If dogs are man’s best friend, it’s safe to say that women have theirs too. Diaries, scrapbooks, and journals can be considered a woman’s best friend
because it holds most of her secrets and momentous life events. If you haven’t started making one yet, then you should probably begin right now.
There, you can write down almost anything that pops into your head like the most unforgettable moments in your life, the most embarrassing ones, the
funniest and the creepiest experiences, or just simply how your day went. By the time you look back and read through your journal, you’ll be amazed at how
much you’ve grown over the years.
Have you ever tried wondering who your great-great-grandparents were? Or, have you encountered being bugged by your kids or nephews and nieces about your
bloodline? You might be overwhelmed when
you discover who your ancestors were.
WILL AND SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY
One of the most neglected preparations before death is securing a will and special power of attorney for the people one will leave behind. If you have a
busy career, then all the more the reason to make one. Just in case you die young (well, you never know when your time will come), at least you know that
your hard-earned money and properties will end up in the right hands. With this, you can also ensure the bright future of your kids becoming a fulfillment
YOUR SPIRITUAL VIEWS AND STANDPOINTS
Along with your achieved spiritual heights and encounters, what you think about God, the salvation of the soul, and other spiritual standpoints right now
will matter to your kids and the following generations. Things like these shouldn’t be taken for granted just because you are having a fast-growing
business venture or a good-going lifetime career.
YOUR PERSONAL LOVE STORY WITH YOUR HUSBAND OR CURRENT PARTNER
Isn’t it wonderful to read through your own love story, and reminisce on the days when you first felt that wonderful heart-throbbing sensation when you’re
feeling in love with that special someone (you now have at your side)? Surely, it can be romantically beautiful. But if you’re not confident of your
storytelling skills, then why not hire someone who can write it for you? Look reviews for essay writing services and find what you like more.
LETTERS EXPRESSING LOVE AND FORGIVENESS
As long as you still have some breath in you, it’s always never too late to tell your loved ones how much you love them. In the same sense, it’s never too late to forgive those who once wronged
you and hurt your feelings (and maybe, your pride). If you can’t say it out loud and face to face, then maybe a letter should do.
Lastly, you can also write down your final wishes beforehand. Since you never know when death will overtake you, it’s best if you’re prepared with at least
your last wishes. You know, things like whether you prefer your remains cremated and where you’d want your ashes scattered; or, maybe “bury me next to my
parents’ grave” or something. Some people might find it funny or strange, but it’s actually sensible to arrange these sort of things.
While some may find this list a hassle, it’s still worth a shot. You don’t have to do everything in one day. You can take your time. But try not to miss
out on the good things it can give you in the long run. It’s better to go down the grave wonderfully prepared, graceful and beautiful.
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Welcome again to EmpowHER. Death though inevitable is something most of us do not want to think about. Thank you for raising our awareness of the things we should write down before we die.
I have created a family cookbook of recipes from my grandmothers that were part of our holiday celebrations, so that my children can carry on. I also started a family history with my children in mind.
Regards,November 16, 2016 - 8:15am