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What to Read: Thoughts Are Things By David Moon, a Review by Frank Wolfe

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October 01, 2013
What to Read
Frank Wolfe

Although many of you know me from my professional career at HFTP, I have agreed to start writing this book review column as a personal opinion. Thoughts Are Things, Daily readings for children and their families, by David Moon, is a brand new book that will be available in just a few days.

A couple of years ago, I overheard a football coach tell his young team, “Good character is doing the right thing when no one else is looking!”  That was such a simple and profound explanation that I have quoted many times in writings and speeches. Thoughts Are Things is just like that coach’s statement, simple but profound.

When Moon’s children were in the third grade, he wrote down thoughts to share with them as a way to teach them. His book is a compilation of those thoughts and is full of useful ideas that transcend into business, social situations and self-evaluation.  Some of the ideas he shares are borrowed from a variety of sources including religious, philosophical and even “a football coach or two.”  Each day of the year is represented by a thought or philosophy with a gentle narrative. The book also includes a positive self-affirmation for the reader to recite daily. It is an easy read, but it is very thought provoking and for someone like me, several of the days' quotes can turn into full-on planning sessions!  Even though I don’t have children in the household, it was inspirational and covers some topics useful for everyone in a leadership capacity.
 

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