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"The Power of Moments"

The Power of Moments, Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact , by Chip Heath & Dan Heath

The Power of Moments, Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact, by Chip Heath & Dan Heath

When Randy Brunk speaks, I listen.

Randy serves as headmaster where three of my grandchildren attend school, and I always look forward to his address on Grandparents Day. So, with pen and paper, I sat poised to transcribe his comments. When the assembly concluded, I left eager to take action and read the book he enthusiastically reviewed and recommended, The Power of Moments by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.

As the Simon & Schuster book jacket states, “The New York Times bestselling authors … explore why certain brief experiences can jolt us and elevate us and change us—and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our life and work.”

A few highlights give you insight into the content:

Transitions should be marked, milestones commemorated, and pits filled in. That’s the essence of thinking in moments.

A defining moment of connection can be both brief and extraordinary.

Sometimes, in life, we can’t get over the truth until we trip over the truth.

We will never know our reach unless we stretch.

If we want more moments of connection, we need to be more responsive to others.

And personally, this next statement is my top favorite from the pages, because it reminds me of those we loved and worked alongside in our sojourn in Eastern Europe and Russia.

If you want to be a part of a group that bonds like cement, take on a really demanding task that’s deeply meaningful. All of you will remember it for the rest of your lives.

Finally, this book broadens the reader’s horizon to imagine the magic, wonder, and yes, power of moments. From the classroom to the boardroom—from the dining room to the hospital room—these pages motivate one to view life and relationships through the lenses of moments. “We can be the designers of moments that deliver elevation and insight and pride and connection. These extraordinary minutes and hours and days–they are what make life meaningful.”

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“So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12).

Which statement from those highlighted attract your attention?


When in the near future will you have the opportunity to see and capture the power of a moment?