Writing an ethical will is a labor of love. It is intended to provide your heirs and the people that you leave behind with closure and a little insight into your soul. The content of your ethical will can be humorous, serious, emotional, pious or to the point. The key is that it reflects who you are and how you feel about humanity, your loved ones and your life.
When writing my ethical will I wanted to infuse every line with my personality and sense of humor, which is a bit campy I must admit. I started by addressing the surreal situation of my own death. This is something that is not easy to think about, let alone write about. I tried to imagine who would be reading my will and what information they would need to remember me when I’m gone and find closure to our relationship. Because of the many different types of relationships that I have, I decided to provide a general statement to everyone and then I included private communications to the special people in my life.
If you are interested in providing private remarks to special people in your life, then you will need to address this in your ethical will. What I did is left instructions for the executor of my will to read the general statement to everyone, but then to provide certain people with special letters which contained individualized closing remarks that reflected our relationship. It would then be up to the receiver of these special messages if they wanted to share the message with other people.
Now that you know the answer to the question“what is an ethical will?” you are ready to write your spiritual ethical will. To get the tools and information needed to create a comprehensive ethical will visit Spiritual Ethical Will right now!
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