Day 327: Will, Part Deux

Six Score and Four Days ago (but who’s counting?), I wrote a post, named “Will,” regarding my last will and testament.

Yesterday, during a day of reflection and self-care, I revisited that topic.

Actually, I’ve been revisiting that topic — in thoughts and deeds — since I wrote that post.  And I’m very close, as I write this, to completing my will.

I don’t know about you, but working on my last will and testament — Also Known As the document that will survive me after I am DEAD — brings up lots of issues for me.    I am aware that I am not alone in that.

This is what I know about completing the Will Process, right now:

  1. I’d like to acknowledge the importance of other people, but not to bother them.
  2. I enjoy surprises, but I’m not sure how other people feel about those.
  3. I am not sure how to deal with #1 and #2, regarding my will.
  4. #3 is okay, because  I don’t have to do a perfect will.  I mean, people will forgive me if they feel slighted or inconvenienced by my will.
  5. And if they don’t forgive me, so what*?  I’ll be dead.**

It’s another gift of mortality!  (See here for more about that.)

Okay! It’s time to end the process of This Post. What’s left undone?

As my loyal readers know, I like to include an image before I end.

However, I didn’t take any photos yesterday. Also, I’ve been noticing a new glitch in WordPress — where some photos that have previously blossomed in their full glory in my posts are now reduced to teensy little images.***

Well, dear readers, I can’t control WordPress, nor your personal operating system and its proclivities for presenting images.

What I CAN control is what I do. And my will is to show you an image, anyway:


This came in the mail, yesterday.  It’s a ring I’ve been looking for, for a long time.

Thanks to people who like and don’t like surprises, mortal creatures everywhere, and to you — especially — for reading today.

* “So What” is one of my favorite tunes AND it’s an antidote to cognitive distortions.

** I don’t claim to know what happens after we die, but I’m assuming that Worrying About What Others Think will not be a featured activity.

*** If this happens, I hope people know they can refresh the page or click the images to see their full effect.

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12 thoughts on “Day 327: Will, Part Deux

  1. I love your ring, I’m assuming its an amethyst, one of mu favourite crystals, (A crystal fanatic)/
    ** What happens after we die… should I do a post on it – on my beliefs on what happens? The people left here do think a lot about it, but you can’t do anything about it. Over there, they accept everything we’ve done and you’ll get to that place too. There’s no judgement of what you’ve done in our traditional sense. There’s so much more.
    Great post, thank You. Susan x

  2. I love this post! You made me smile at “So what I`ll be dead”…no actually, I laughed out loud. Your birthstone is that of my sister`s…and I always liked hers as much if not better than mine…so I hve a similar antique setting type ring with an amethyst. Thank you for visiting my blog…I will certainly come visit now that I have met you. Namaste, Cheryl-Lynn

  3. So I’m not the only person who worries about what people will think once I’m dead? I am seriously pathetic.

  4. findingmyinnercourage

    Count me in on worrying what people will think once I’m dead! I too am feeling pathetic! I loved this Blog! Absolutely loved it!

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  6. I have one son, so I don’t need to write a will. I just hope I’ll have paid off my bank debts when I die. Great post Ann, very thought provoking. 🙂

  7. Pingback: Day 353: Where there’s a will, there’s a way | The Year of Living Non-Judgmentally

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