We have two wonderful holidays coming up that is widely known as well as many others from different cultures. These holidays can bring about many emotions from extreme happiness to extreme sadness. If we look at the traditions of my family, one tradition each we do is set an extra place setting . Why do we do this? We do this for symbolism. It is the hope that if anyone needs a place to share a dinner. it is our hopes that we will be the one that can open the door for them. On Christmas my husband’s family are the most amazing people ever. They do not get caught in the idea of who can buy the biggest best gift, they give with all their hearts and they think of what you could use. My mother-in-law would buy socks for all of us, and our family is not small. My husband came from a family of nine children. But she always managed to buy socks for us. Now who does not need new socks? I know I can always use a pair of socks. My mother-in-law would get things the sisters could switch with as well as the brothers could things they could switch. Now that sh is not longer with us, my sister-in-law is keeping her mom alive by following in the same tradition. What does any of this have to do with CPR/AED and First Aid? The simplest of things can make a very large difference. It is not the tradition that has any value but that it is there every year, we look forward to it, we count on it, we hope for it. Simple things are very import and and just knowing basic skills of how to assist someone can make all the difference in the world. If you are confident that you can help someone you are much more likely to try. If you see someone in need and you know what to do, you can make all the difference in their next few moments or possibly their life. I have found that there are two reasons that most people do not stop for a wreck. 1.) The are a afraid of getting sued, in the state of Colorado there is a law called the “Good Samaritan law”. This is here to help kind people that just wants to do the right thing. 2.) People are afraid of making something worse. “What if I hurt them, or make it worse”? “What if I can’t remember”? As well as many other questions of doubt. If you set yourself u for the simplest of things, basic CPR and basic first aid, you can make all the difference in the world. You could even save someone’s life. This year 2019 we want to make a difference, we are offering two discounts, for Thanksgiving if you sign up and pay before 12/01/2019 you can receive a 15% discount, just tell the scheduler Happy Thanksgiving. If you are busy but really would like to get your class taken before the end of the year if you call and schedule a class from 12/01/2019-12/31/2019 and tell the scheduler Merry Christmas you will receive a 20% discount. The last point I want to share about scheduling before the end of the year is if you set up the class you can receive $5.00 off for every person you get to come to your class all the way down to zero. Yes, you can get your class at no charge depending on how many people you can enroll in your class, or a different class before the end of the year. They may not be available to attend your class but you are the person that invited the, you will still get the credit for that person if they attend before the end of the year. I am very excited to meet all of you in the up coming classes. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas.