There is an old saying, "A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step." How true that is. How many times have you said, "This year I resolve to lose weight, stop smoking, slow down, stop procrastinating.....etc etc etc? How about preparedness for you and your loved ones? As we begin 2014, let's all agree to think preparedness and as you will see it really is something that can be done -- and the payoff can be huge. Where do we start? We start simple.
Let's begin by creating a plan. Think of the plan as a "what if" guide. Good preparedness plans aren't complex and they shouldn't be. They should address what would you and your family do in the event of an emergency. There isn't a cookie-cutter plan for preparedness so begin by having a conversation with your family and talk about what is specifically important to you. What if this or that happened? What would we do? Where would we meet? How would we communicate? Who would be an alternate person we could all check in with? Where is an alternative safe place where we could reconnect?
Start your preparendess journey with this first and very important step -- it is easy -- costs nothing -- and can provide amazing piece of mind when it matters most.