Sometimes when I remember my father, I think about how he painstakingly planned his exit strategy. When he was sixty, he invited my brother and me into his office, opened his desk drawer files and shared with us his important documents, labeled, and organized alphabetically. Even going so far as to tell us about our future monetary gains upon his passing. Of course, at the time, my brother and I didn’t want to entertain the idea of his demise. But now that I am older, I realize that this was a thoughtful gift to us. He took care to complete lengthy forms declaring his wishes, complete with letters to each of us (that we read after he died) … and arrangements to leave monies in a trust for us. And then he lived another 39 years!