It is important to have a will in Canada. Discussing your end of life wishes with those closest to you will make their lives easier when the time comes.
You may have heard of the Kardashians. You may even know that the family has their very own tv show that airs every week.
Khloé Kardashian on a recent episode of their show said that she still wants to have her nails done once a week if she’s in a coma, because she expects visitors.
I must admit that I have never seen that level of specificity come out when discussing the all-important Powers of Attorney or living wills, but I do applaud her for giving the matter such serious thought.
In the episode Khloé, her sister Kylie Jenner and her mother Kris Jenner were discussing their post-death wishes before Kris was scheduled to have hip surgery. That was when Kardashian began discussing the contents of her own will.
“If I’m in a coma, I’m still getting my nails done once a week, and that’s in my will ‘cause people are gonna visit me.”
The beauty of your own will is that you can add whatever you like. My return readers (thank you!) will know that I am often harping about the importance of having a will in Canada and discussing your end of life wishes with those closest to you. But I must admit, I never considered how I might look in a coma… Until now.
I give the whole family credit as it seems that they speak frequently about their wills and preferences after death.
Aside from getting all the financial work done – which is very important – It is also important to talk to your loved ones about your end of life wishes.
It is so much better to have the discussions than to have a loved one trying to figure out what you would have liked when they are grieving and really have no clue.
Or even worse – not knowing what you really don’t want. Because if you haven’t discussed it with them, they will have to guess. Don’t do that to your loved ones.
Having your nails done once a week might not be at the top of your list, but it’s nice to know that you can, if you chose to.
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