Life-saving Decisions
October 1984

“Life-saving Decisions,” Ensign, Oct. 1984, 51

Life-saving Decisions

I have been thinking recently about a Relief Society lesson I attended on life-saving techniques. Two men from the Public Health Department demonstrated artificial resuscitation and CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation). They told us that often, in applying CPR, it is possible that a few ribs may be broken by the force of the push designed to get the heart going. Some of us were horrified, but in thinking about it, I have concluded that some decisions in life are like that. By making an important, perhaps life-saving decision, we might cause a few other minor problems. But we must always remember what is most important and make our decisions accordingly. And we can be thankful for heavenly guidance to help us establish our priorities and let us know which activities are matters of the heart and which are matters of a rib. Rebecca Merrill, Lehi, Utah

Photography by Floyd Holdman