In addition to your official Estate Plan, you might consider leaving behind an “ethcial will” for your family and friends.
“Unlike legal wills, ethical wills — also known as legacy letters — are not written by lawyers, but by you. They can include life lessons, values, blessings and hopes for the future, apologies to those you fear you may have hurt or gratitude to those you think you have not thanked enough. Don’t wait until you are on your deathbed to do this. As soon as you articulate your values, suddenly you start to live your life more intentionally.” – Deborah Quilter