What Other Leaders Are Saying
  • Jack Canfield... "Reading Unexpected Miracles made me smile over and over again. I know it will do the same for you. Life is full of miracles. When you expect them, they occur more often... this book will help you create more of them in your life."
  • Dr John Demartini... "One of the benefits of Dr John Hinwood's journey is reflected in his excellent writings, which bring individuals hope, and most definitely a collection of facts, more than just one of fads... he shares a life full of miracles."
  • Mark Victor Hansen... "Having read You Can EXPECT A MIRACLE… The Book To Change Your Life I have only three words for this book. I loved it!"
  • Irena Yashin-Shaw PhD... "If you ever have the opportunity to have John speak to your people or at your event, just grab it. He will literally hand you a miracle. Thanks for everything John."
  • Charles "Tremendous" Jones... "Dr Hinwood's life is filled with miracles because of his great level of expectation. His life of miracles has blessed the lives of thousands around the world because he never sought miracles for selfish reasons."
  • Amanda Vaccaro... "John's 'Expect A Miracle' cards ushers the dimension of possibility and invites each individual to be open to receive from this dimension. This card is now my trigger for daily expectancy and gratitude for wonders and miracles."
  • Dr Brian Kelly... "John has a rare gift of being able to communicate ideas and principles through stories and to empower audiences. It has often been said by participants that they felt he was 'speaking directly to them individually'."

Miracle Story


Gayle Gibbon

Uki, New South Wales, Australia

The Not-so-silly Housekeeper

Submitted into: Miracles of Friends Category,

On: 2007-11-04

I came to work for John and Judy Hinwood in July 2006 – housekeeping one day a week.

It was not long before I was introduced to John and Judy's Expect a Miracle cards, slipped (lovingly) into a book (a gift) I was given.

My response, I loved the book, but cherished my little card even more. It felt very precious, like a little piece of sunshine and hope. I carried a card in my wallet and kept another by my bedside lamp. It brings a smile to the start of each day for me now.

Weeks later I was out with my eldest son (35), grandson (13), and my younger two children(12 and 9). We were buying ice-creams and as Kieran stood beside me I opened my wallet to pay, and he spied my Expect a Miracle card, I handed it to him. Here darling slip that in your pocket, I said. His look of surprise and delight warmed my heart.

Two days later he called me, Mum! Remember that card you gave me? I sold the boat the next day. Should I pass it on now?. My reply was, No, no darling – keep it. These miracles just keep coming. You're not limited to one – life is your oyster and you deserve all the pearls it can produce. Since then he has asked for more cards so he can pass along his gift.

This year I popped a card into each of my Christmas cards to my dearest friends. I received phone calls of delight from so many. Again, it was as if I'd sent each a fabulous gift.

I've given them to many, from 18 years old to 80 year olds and always receive the same response which is that of delight, hope, excitement and a special smile. Even cynics I've converted (even if just a little). For example:

Johnathan is a friend I met when I came to housekeep for he and his wife 2 years ago. Demi (his wife) passed away with cancer just over a year ago and he lost his daughter Emily 10 years earlier (almost to the day). He is a very practical man, who doesn't have a lot of time for rot (very, very English).

Well in came his dotty' housekeeper, me, with a Christmas present, I also popped a little Expect a Miracle card in front of his computer at his desk. In disdain (he told me later) he tossed it aside after reading it and smiled about the quite mad' housekeeper he employs.

Later in the week as New Year drew closer, he received a call from a friend, a woman he had known for many years. It had been 12 months since Demi's passing and he was feeling the need for female company. However, getting back into the dating game terrified him. Kim, with whom he had had a spark brewing ever so quietly in his heart for a while, called and he thought it is too good to be true. Would he like to accompany her, her mother, her daughter and granddaughter to a New Year's Eve dinner and the fire-works display?

He wrote the address on a blank card lying near the phone and popped it into the street directory ready for the next day. He had a wonderful night. The next morning as he was leaving he moved the street directory over as he got in the car, and out fell the address card onto the seat. As he turned it over he read the other message Expect a Miracle'. Smiling to himself, he made a mental note to THANK that silly housekeeper of his.

Two days later, he got a call from another female friend inviting him to dinner.

Well he said These bloody miracles keep coming – how come?

Gayle Gibbon
Uki, New South Wales, Australia