Don shared many beliefs, sayings, philosophies, and life experiences with those around him. He was a constant learner and, therefore, a continuous teacher. He believed that knowledge and know-how were one of the keys to success and that the world was moving quickly from relying on just working harder to focusing on working smarter. He was a man of action and could be counted on to not only talk the talk but walk the walk. After meeting with Don, you always felt like you were leaving the table, feeling that you had “left with more than you brought.”
As we all come together to celebrate the holidays and the coming of the New Year, how will you leave your mark? Will you listen to your friends and family and strive to put aside whatever small slights have come between you and them in the past? Are you going to ask questions and try to learn something new about each person you come in contact with, even if you have known them for decades? In this season of giving and spreading joy, will you commit to leaving more than what you brought to each of your gatherings? Happy holidays to you and yours from all of us at the Don Wood Foundation.