An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure

My mom had a lot of phrases she used to say to me. One of them was an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. I might have rolled my eyes when my mom shared the phrase with me, but now as a parent I might have said that from time to time to my kids. As parents we teach our kids to be smart and safe. We look to share values and teach them things so as they grow up they have a skill set that is both street smart and book smart. Over the years since I have been working with SABRE, they have shared with me and many others how to make sure you and your family can enjoy life, while still being prepared for anything that may come your way. Here are some valuable lessons that SABRE has instilled in me. 

An Ounce Of Awareness Goes A Long Way 

One of the times when I interviewed SABRE’s CEO, David Nance, he shared with me a few tips when walking around in public. One of the tips that stayed with me was not to have your head buried in your phone. This is especially a good tip to pass onto your kids when they get into the workforce. When they are leaving their job and going into the parking lot their head should be looking around and not on their phone. You don’t know if people are watching you or you might get hit by a car if your head is not on a swivel. Another great piece of advice is to tell your kids to travel in groups when they can. The old adage of strength in numbers works when your kid is off at college or on their own. 

Being Safe While Enjoying The Holidays 

During the holidays families are traveling to see family or going on vacation. From staying at a hotel or rental house, make sure you take SABRE personal safety products with you. Those items will give you peace of mind. when you are traveling. SABRE has pepper spray, personal alarms and a wide range of other products. These items are perfect from everyone on your holiday gift list. They have a gift guide for people who love the outdoors, college students, runners and others. For more on SABRE and their products go to 

Please note: I teamed up with SABRE for this post and campaign and was compensated, but my thoughts are my own. 

20 thoughts on “An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure”

  1. When my daughter we left for college we got her pepper spray and the personal alarm. It gives us a sense of security when she is away at college.

  2. When we go camping we make sure we have bear spray. Also, I agree with your mom about that adage, my grandpa said something similar.

  3. Great holiday gift for my family, check. Peace of mind, check. Thanks for bringing up this issue. This is one of the reasons I enjoy coming to your site and listening to your podcast! Happy holidays, Art.


Leave a Comment