My son and his friend recently had a homework project that required them to record a video with background music. Since they are teenagers, it somehow evolved to where they were taking turns jumping over a couch and landing on pillows in front of the camera. They did this about 20 times without any problem. Finally their luck ran out, they got the timing wrong and knocked the iPod off the boom box. (Please be aware this wasn’t as dangerous as it may sound, and they learned a lesson.)

There are some activities we can change that are risky. For example, long ago I stopped standing on a chair to change the smoke alarm batteries. Now I always use a small step ladder. Just because I hadn’t fallen didn’t mean my luck would keep. And I don’t want to rely on my luck to …

Be Safe!

Keith S.

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