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CPR: Reviving Family

Matt Norman —  September 13, 2010

One of the things we hope Kidmin1124 will be about is sharing ideas.  Today, I would like to share an idea I’ve been kicking around called “CPR: Reviving Families.”  I am going to say right out front that “CPR: Reviving Families” is a pretty raw idea at this point which I have not fully developed, but Wayne thought it would make a good article so here goes. It is my hope that this article will spawn some additional discussion that will help me to develop these thoughts a bit further. So, please feel free to comment and let me know what your thoughts are.

Let me back up for just a moment.  For those that don’t know, in my “day job” I am an ER nurse. I’ve worked in the ER for the last 14 years. So, obviously, CPR is something that’s very familiar to me. When we do CPR in the ER the goal is to pump life into a body that has lost or is losing it.

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Time.  It is one of the most powerful four-letter words in the world, and one of the most scarce in the volunteer’s world.  I have learned one of the best ways to find more time is to take some of the time you do have and plan ahead.

Wait!  Don’t leave.  I know what you’re thinking.  “I would love to plan ahead, but who has time?”

We don’t.  At least, most of us don’t.  There is all ready more to do than you can possibly get done in your day.  Your to-do list is so long it could be bound into a paperback book.  And now I’m telling you that you need to take a couple of hours out of that all ready jammed schedule?

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