Now’s the time to discuss some of the important things in life…

by Jeannine Bryant

Take advantage of the upcoming holiday season when you are around your family.
Have some important discussions about the next chapter of your life!

Do you have a special memento that you’d love to pass on to children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews?  Gift wrap it in style and give it to them now!  It will mean so much more to your loved one to have you tell them why you want them to have this memento rather than waiting until after you are gone to get it.

Are you planning a move in the next year?  Now is the time to talk about it with family.  Discuss your options and keep communication open so that everyone is on the same page.

Are there items in your home that you are no longer using that a member of your family could be using?  Perhaps you have a grandchild that is just moving into their first apartment, or setting up a home for the first time.  Now is a great chance to help them out and de-clutter some things in your home that you are no longer using!  Sheets, towels, furniture, kitchenwares, yard tools – all of these items would be a great help to someone just starting out.

Are you keeping items for your grown children that you are now ready to let go ofUse the holiday season as a chance to ask them to look through these items and determine if they are really things they want.  If so, encourage them to take the items with them when they go.  If not, they can give you permission to let go of the items.