When the time comes, and it will, that we have to leave this earth, then it will be a very sad time indeed for the people that you leave behind. Not only will they never see you again, but they are left picking up the pieces and trying to understand why you had to go. This is a very difficult time and a time when difficult decisions need to be made. Many thousands of people die in Australia every year and they all have something in common. They all fail to plan for their funeral and all of that responsibility is left up to their nearest and dearest. This is a pretty selfless thing to do when you could organise all of this yourself, while you were still here.
Thankfully, things are changing and more and more people now, are preparing for the final day themselves. This takes away a lot of the responsibility from the family when it comes to choosing their last resting place, the method of burial and everything else that is involved in a funeral send off. There are funeral homes in Adelaide, that are more than happy to sit down with you, and discuss your options for the day that is definitely going to come, although we hope it is many years off. Planning for such an event doesn’t mean that you are encouraging the inevitable, it just means that you are a caring, responsible person who doesn’t wish for the immediate family to have to make all of these hard decisions.
There are so many benefits of planning your own funeral and we will explore just a few of them here today.
- Hard Decisions – As mentioned, there are so many difficult decisions to be made with regards to a funeral, and by making all of the major decisions yourself, you are taking all of the responsibility off the shoulders of your nearest and dearest. There can be no ambiguity and no family quarrels about what they think your last wishes would be, because you have organised everything already, and they know that this is what you would want. It is a very responsible and loving thing to do.
- You Pay – Because you are organising your last day on this earth, the bill for everything is given directly to you, so you can take care of it. Many funeral homes now offer finance options where you can pay the total sum over a number of months or years, which makes it much more affordable. Nobody wants to have to leave a large financial bill with a family who might not have enough money to carry out your final wishes.
- Saves Money – If the time of your death is much further down the road, then being able to pay for your funeral arrangements now, will save you a considerable amount of money. The prices for all these services in 20 to 25 years from now will probably have doubled and so planning your funeral now, is a wise financial decision for both you and your family.
Don’t leave it up your family members to make all of the hard decisions and then be left with a massive funeral bill. Take responsibility and organise all of it yourself. It shows that you care and it shows that you are a responsible adult.