Make Miracles in Forty Days: Turning What You Have into What You Want [NOOK Book]

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If you could ask for a miracle right now, what would it be? We’ve all had situations in our lives that seem beyond our control or that have no clear remedy. In this concise, inspirational guide, bestselling self-help guru Melody Beattie shows us that we have the ability to make a miracle for almost any circumstance we’re facing.

Beattie, a trusted counselor for millions of readers, has shared her own stirring stories of overcoming obstacles ...
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Make Miracles in Forty Days: Turning What You Have into What You Want

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Overview

If you could ask for a miracle right now, what would it be? We’ve all had situations in our lives that seem beyond our control or that have no clear remedy. In this concise, inspirational guide, bestselling self-help guru Melody Beattie shows us that we have the ability to make a miracle for almost any circumstance we’re facing.

Beattie, a trusted counselor for millions of readers, has shared her own stirring stories of overcoming obstacles and dealing with life’s tragedies for more than twenty-five years. In Make Miracles in Forty Days she now offers the ultimate distillation of what she knows about gratitude, surrender, and connecting with our essential power. She challenges us to be more present each day and details a six-week action plan, the Miracle Exercise, to jump-start transformation in our lives. After completing a series of activities, we’ll establish what miracles we’d like to create, and then she’ll walk us through practicing this innovative exercise alone, with a partner, and even with our children. Beattie instructs us to be thankful for everything in our lives and for how we’re really feeling; we need to express gratitude for what we have and who we are, not just for our obvious blessings. It is crucial that we are grateful for recognizing what is upsetting and bothering us. Through acknowledging the pain that we’re feeling, we can excise any denial or resistance that is holding us back. As we progress over the forty days, instead of feeling lost, numb, or confused, we’ll become more conscious, aware, and alive. Our miracle will begin to materialize.

Along the way, Beattie reveals her own experiences of making miracles, individually and through working with a partner, and those of the participants in her Miracle Workshop. She shares moving stories of overcoming hardship and finding acceptance and forgiveness, and inspires us to move forward with a renewed vigor for life.
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Editorial Reviews

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: 9781439117705
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 11/30/2010
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 227,609
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Melody Beattie, one of the seminal figures in the recovery movement, is the author of the international bestseller Codependent No More, which has sold over eight million copies and been translated into more than a dozen languages. An expert on codependency, Beattie has written fifteen books, including include Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, and The Grief Club, and lectures worldwide. She lives in Southern California. For more information visit her website at www.melodybeattie.com.
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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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