I was thinking about how we show our families that we love them. James and I went to a marriage conference a few years ago and one of the sessions was on the 5 Love Languages®. The session talked about how we communicate that we love someone. According to this seminar, the following are our 5 basic languages we use to tell/show someone we love them:
- Words of Affirmation
- Acts of Service
- Receiving Gifts
- Quality Time
- Physical Touch
Another way you can communicate your love to your family is by having a well drafted estate plan. You have worked your whole life to make sure your family is taken care of; make sure they’re still taken care of after your life.
A well drafted estate plan gives your family peace of mind. It lets them know that you’ve thought of everything for them and have everything in place for them to smoothly handle the transition of your assets. Even if you think you don’t have a large estate, having an estate plan in place is far easier on your family than forcing them to deal with the court distribution of your hard-earned assets.
Show your family you love them and you would do anything to help them out. Make sure you have an estate plan.