One of the Current Affair stories tonight - August 02, 2013 - referred to Wills - a subject many people find taboo and therefore struggle to face. It also talked about the value of including a ‘Video Will’.
Apparently law suits over wills are on the rise, so as they said ‘there's more reason than ever to make sure you've done yours’. Depending on what stats you read, around 50-60% of people pass over without having left a written one.
When I watched this story, I thought how perfect the idea of a ‘Video Will’ compliments what ‘My Living Memories’ has to offer.
Ensuring you have a written will, and then following it up with a ‘Video Will’ makes so much sense. Your ’Video Will’ allows you to explain, in your own words, why you made those decisions and also allows you to clearly show items like treasured pieces of jewellery, little knick-knacks etc that you have valued and wish to pass on to certain loved ones.
Although for some people this may seem morbid at first, it may also reduce, even eliminate ongoing anguish and pain often caused by other people’s own agendas and/or misinterpretation of your written will.
As the Current Affair story went on to discuss, a ‘Video Will’ can also put to rest anyone making a claim that the person was not of sound mind when writing their will.
Filming a ‘Video Will’ does not have to be a traumatic experience. It can be created in a respectful and even light hearted manner where your loved ones can also see how at peace you were with the concept of your own mortality. That is in itself a priceless gift of love!