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  • Writer's pictureMala

Finding treasure in the most unexpected of places after a friend died..

Updated: Feb 2, 2022

After my dear friend died, I held the responsibility of being her Executor which included the task of packing down her home.

Being the thoughtful and loving person that she was, she had gone through her whole flat and thoughtfully selected personal items and pieces of furniture that she wanted to leave for family and friends.

It was very touching as she had obviously given this a lot of thought and every time I use my Mexican bowls or my Berkey water filter, it is like she is still with me.

What was leftover was taken to the charity shops or donated to projects. (Thankfully, I had a lot of support from other friends but if I was on my own, I would have considered working together with a house clearance company.)

It wasn’t until 2 years after her death that I discovered a secret “stash” at the most needed of times.

I awoke one morning and felt moved to take the back off one of her framed pictures which I looked at each and every morning.

As I took off the back, I caught a glimpse of something rolled up in the back…

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Low and behold I found a bundle of notes, £150!! The exact amount that I was short of for my upcoming holiday the following week to Sweden!

I can't tell you the smile and joy that brought me to know that she was still looking out for me, and the magical way it came about!

So if you have the task of clearing out a loved one's home after they have died, check everywhere before sending items to the charity shop, as you never know what you might find hidden away!

Great gratitude to my beloved friend Nirjana and to the spontaneous nature of reality!

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My beautiful friend Nirjana

If you will be acting as an Executor for a loved one or friend and want to know what needs to be done in advance to save yourself added stress, book a call with me.

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Thank you so much for reading!

Mala x

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