People may think that if you were to write your own obituary it may put an omen on you. That is far from the truth. Writing your own obituary before you die has many great benefits that people sometimes don’t think of.
Advantages of writing your own obituary:
What you want- When you write your own obituary, everything you want in it will be there. No one will have to guess at what you wanted. It is already there. Knowing this will set your mind at ease that an important detail about your death is already taken care of.
Relief for the family- Having your obituary already written will make things easier on your already grieving family. They have enough to think about without having this additional thing to deal with. They can concentrate on other things like dealing with your death when it does occur.
Prepared- You can never be too prepared, that includes for your death. We don’t like to admit it, but everyone will die at some time. Many people will take care of choosing a burial plot, casket and funeral home before they die. It isn’t so are fetched to also have your obituary prepared. It doesn’t say that you are ready to die. It just says that you are prepared for what happens to everyone.
Nothing gets left out- Important information that you may want in your obituary may get left out if you don’t write it. Others may know you very well, but they may not know everything you want them to know. This gives you a chance to shine and know what will be said about you when you are gone. That feels good even if you are the one that wrote it.
Nothing you don’t want- If you write your own obituary, it guarantees that things won’t be put in it that you don’t want. This is extremely important because if you don’t leave indications that you don’t want something specific in your obituary, it is likely to end up happening anyway.
Family and friends- This will give you one last chance to let your family and friends know how much you think of them. Being mentioned in an obituary can make family and friends feel special to you. This can help in the grieving process. That is especially true if someone doesn’t realize how much you truly loved them.
Writing your own obituary has great advantages. It helps your family in the grieving process and makes a difficult task a bit easier for them. This is one of those details that you can take care of very easily. If you need help, go to the funeral director of the funeral home that you have chosen. He/she will be able to give you tips on how to handle it. Once you are done writing it, take it to the funeral director to keep on file.