Planning Your Funeral

Life Story by Daniel | Wednesday, January 23, 2008 | 4 comments »

People are always learning how to live their life successfully.

But no matter how successful you gonna live, it will still comes to an end.

If you’re successful in living your life, what about your death? Should you be successful about it too?

You might think that I’m crazy, ‘Who can be successful when they die’.

Think again, if death is the one last thing you can do in your successful life, why not make this your last opportunity to make your last contribution?

Are you gonna die soon?

No one knows, it’s a difficult question.

But why not get prepared regardless of when that time comes?

I’m sure there are people who think others SHOULD or HAVE TO grieve at their funeral.
People should be sad about their death and remember it for the rest of their lives.
If you feel they must, this article isn’t for you.

Start imaging people coming to your funeral.
They must be pretty upset aren’t they?

What do you think?
Should you do what you can to help them get through this, or should you just let them grieve?

Let’s remember that grieving is an individual process.
Everyone does it differently.
You will, too, when someone dies and leaves you to go to his or her funeral.
You will just have to face your life the next day without them.

Does this seem to be a nice last journey for you?

Why should people suffer at a funeral?

I understand the seriousness of dying and mourning, but are you going to have sad thoughts or good thoughts about it?

I believe good thoughts will help the person’s soul to continue on its journey, and bad thoughts don’t.

Funerals, what’s the real purpose of having one other than just sending the person for his or her last journey?

Especially for those long funerals, would you like your family to mourn over your death for many days?
If really needed, personally I would rather have a long reception with planned socializing.
Why not plan something that encourages togetherness, so people who care for you know they aren’t alone?

We are all going to die and we can take charge of our own funeral if we want to.
We can have our funeral set the pace for our loved ones while still being sensitive to their needs.

I’m not saying a funeral isn’t important, but in fact it’s an important experience because normally people don’t cry their hearts out during the funeral.
They have live their life as usual the next day but with the memory of it carry with them.
It’s not easy.

It is up to the person who has passed away to do what they can ahead of time to make sure their funeral sets the right pace, to make sure the memory doesn’t hurt any more than it has to.

This article may seem purely irrelevant to our lives right now, but since it is death, it isn’t irrelevant till the day come.

'We need to start living our lives as successfully as we know how. We need to direct our deaths as successfully as we know how, so the living can get on with their lives. This is only the beginning of what we can do to help them.'

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  1. MorganLighter // January 23, 2008 at 10:13 PM  

    Death is inevitable and true, you have no control over when and where you die - unless you're suicidal. One should make prior arrangements to take care of their funeral expenses as well as setting aside additional funds for those debts that might be left behind - inasmuch it would place an additional burden on those left behind.
    Death should not be a time for mourning but a time for reflection, congregation, jubilation as well as remembrance. Isn't that what the decedent would wish for - a celebration of life!?
    After all, why should we be sad? Yes, we will miss that person, but aren't they in a better place having passed?

  2. h@n| // January 24, 2008 at 7:37 AM  

    I think it's inevitable. When you lost someone, the sweet memories start to come back and that's what make them grieve.

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  4. mon // January 27, 2008 at 7:15 AM  

    Nicely written piece. Yes, I already prepared for this inevitable circumtances by buying two life insurance package and an interment package.Death in one of only permanent thing in this world.It should not be a burden to those we left behind.