What if we didn’t know on which day Christmas was going to fall? What if, at midnight one morning, a beautiful chime of jingle bells would ring out for all to hear ushering in perhaps the most anticipated day in all of Kid’dom. Let’s say we were given a few clues. Typically it would be during the winter months. It would almost always snow on and around Christmas day. It would typically be very cold and the days are shorter. Now let me ask you, what kind of shopper would you be? Take a minute and really think about it. If you didn’t know on which day Christmas was going to fall, how would you go about your shopping?
We’ve all been the “last minute shopper” haven’t we? Procrastinating, allowing things to distract us until lo-and-behold, the day is here and we have no gift. Maybe you’ve been the would-be recipient of one of these good intentioned gift givers.
Perhaps you’d be the one who has 3 gifts for everyone in storage, wrapped, and ready to go with an associated spreadsheet that you’ve had the whole year long? Taking no chance! Probably most of us fall somewhere in between.
Let’s examine this a little bit further. Theoretically it could happen any day, but it has almost always happened after Thanksgiving. Would you wait until Thanksgiving to shop? No way! The risk it too high. Kids, no gifts on Christmas day – the horror!
Probably, Thanksgiving would become the de facto target date for us to have our gifts ready to go. Sure we run the risk of Christmas day falling on July 5th and not having any gifts, but as it rarely happens, it’s a calculated risk in our minds.
Now, how does this story apply to what I do? Many of you are already making the connection. The truth is, we don’t know “the day nor the hour” when we will be taken from this life. And if you are waiting until you see the signs (aging, falling ill, physical changes), you run the risk of getting caught unprepared. And just like in the analogy, it will be your loved ones, not you, that will experience the gift (or burden) of your preparedness. Let’s get this gift crossed off your list! You know that great feeling of relief and satisfaction you get when you can check-off “kid’s Christmas gifts” from your list? I help people check-off “funeral plan” and experience a relief more profound and substantial than “kid’s Christmas gifts.”
Let me add one more aspect to the analogy and see if it changes what kind of shopper you might be. What if – in every child’s life – they only got one Christmas. What kind of shopper would you be then?
You have time right now and I have a way that you can do this quickly, easily, and save thousands in the process. This kind of planning isn’t for you, it’s a gift for your loved ones. Do it for them and do it soon because it only happens once and when it happens, you want the very best for your loved ones.