Hey, today is Friday the 13th! But I don’t mind. Friday the 13th has always been lucky for me. My parents married on Friday the 13th and let’s face it, without them I wouldn’t be here! My husband and I moved into the house we adore on Friday the 13th, so the date holds good memories.
Tomorrow is the day we celebrate love and romance on Valentine’s Day. So much has been written about it, poems, and odes and stories and each year we try to show our love and appreciation for our beloved ones with homemade gifts, gorgeous flowers or fancy dinners. Perhaps that’s why February has also been deemed, American Heart Month. There’s one more thing you can do to honor your loved one. You can learn how to save a life, maybe his/hers, or maybe your own. And that’s the best gift of all!
For the past 15 years I’ve been a CPR instructor with the American Heart Association. Since I teach childbirth and baby care in the community my main focus has always been with infants, but I’ve also taught and recertified nurses, doctors, office employees about being Heart Healthy as well as the mechanics of CPR. Here are some facts you may not know … and if you do, it’s a good reminder.