Happy Holidays! Happy New Year! We’ve all said and heard those words many times over the past several weeks, and all with good intentions.  We all want to be happy.  Our nation’s Declaration of Independence even specifically mentions happiness as one of humankind’s basic rights: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

As we enter a brand new year, ask yourself:  What is it that makes you happy?  How do you find happiness? Time Magazine recently posted a series of stories on how and where we can find happiness, covering everything from getting happy at home and work, to how health and our mindset can make a difference. (Here’s a link to the story: http://time.com/collection/guide-to-happiness/)

A very powerful source of happiness is peace of mind. Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines it as a feeling of being safe or protected.” When we have peace of mind, it can have a profound effect on our overall well-being and move us towards a state of happiness.

A very simple way to obtain peace of mind is to have your financial house in order. Having a will or living trust, life insurance, a retirement plan and making funeral and cemetery arrangement is advance are all important matters to take care of which provide incredible peace of mind.

With a new year now at hand, make it your resolution to give yourself and your family the peace of mind knowing that they are safe and protected. To learn more about making funeral and cemetery arrangements in advance, give us a call at 1-888-204-3131.