Make Miracles in Forty Days: Turning What You Have into What You Want

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This book will transform you and your life. Changes will happen in and around you, and may rub off on the people you love. I can?t predict what those changes will be. Neither can you. But I can almost guarantee you?ll begin to deeply cherish the moments of your life. You?ll know it?s the perfect life for you. A simple practice taking ten minutes a day can become for you what it is for me: a leading, guiding light.

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Overview

This book will transform you and your life. Changes will happen in and around you, and may rub off on the people you love. I can?t predict what those changes will be. Neither can you. But I can almost guarantee you?ll begin to deeply cherish the moments of your life. You?ll know it?s the perfect life for you. A simple practice taking ten minutes a day can become for you what it is for me: a leading, guiding light.

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Library Journal - BookSmack!
Yeah, for serious, just don't let anyone see you reading this. Make a paper bag book cover for it like you did in the sixth grade when you were reading those Nancy Drew stories. Or hell, bedazzle it! This is a typical "female" self-help book, and I mean that in the best possible sense: it is well-intentioned, personal, and full of the author's deep altruism. Beattie wants very badly for you to be happy, so she shares her successes and the experiences of others in order to empower you to do the same. Is that so bad? In a nutshell: practice gratitude for everything around you; gratitude breeds positivism, which breeds optimism, which breeds productivity and success, which in turn breeds young rabbits by the hatful (they's good eatin'). But gratitude exercises are just the start, young Skywalker. The book goes on to relate Beattie's personal journey (as opposed to Neal Schon's Journey). Covering debilitating surgery and horrendous grief, she steadfastly remains grateful for all things, even the awful ones, and encountered many other people doing the same. The process of gratitude leads to growth, handling the problems instead of avoiding them, and eventually overcoming them. Beatty is a respected and well-reputed and well-loved author, and her writing is of great worth. Be grateful for it. — Douglas Lord, "Books for Dudes," Booksmack! 2/3/11
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439102169
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 12/6/2011
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 197,338
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Melody Beattie, one of the seminal figures in the recovery movement, is the author of the international bestseller Codependent No More.

Melody Beattie, one of the seminal figures in the recovery movement, is the author of the international bestseller Codependent No More.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

What's a Miracle? 3

The Miracle Buffet 3

What to Expect 5

A Disclaimer 9

Activities 11

1 My Miracle Fix 13

Sage's Story 15

My Introduction to Making Miracles 19

Becoming Fully Present 28

Activities 32

2 How to Make Miracles 35

Find a Miracle Partner 37

Dr. Joi's Story 42

How Project Miracle Works 47

Exactly How to Do It 49

Essential Ingredients 61

Adapt Project Miracle to Fit Your Needs 62

How Project Miracle Worked for Dr. Joi and Me 67

Activities 74

3 A Roomful of Miracles 75

The Miracle Workshop 77

Make Miracles for Almost Every Situation 82

How to Handle Feelings That Surface 86

Activities 90

4 Project Miracle for Kids 93

A Tale of Two Girls 95

Rebecca Narrates Her Daughters' Story 96

How to Simplify Project Miracle 99

Start a New Family Tradition 104

Activities 107

5 Reactions to Project Miracle 109

Objections 111

Frequently Raised Questions 115

Moving Forward 127

Activities 129

Appendix: Sample Miracle Exercise Lists 131

Bibliography 177

Acknowledgments 179

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2011

    Just O.K.

    The book and what it represents is good.
    But, The miracle only works if are prepared to do ALOT of writing!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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