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  • 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."
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  • 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."
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Miracle Story


John Hinwood

Waste Not Want Not

Submitted into: Miracles of Lessons in Life Category,

On: 2007-11-07

Normally we have 3,000 to 5,000 Expect a Miracle cards printed every year. I give Expect a Miracle cards to people everywhere I go. My wife Judy, hands them out and our team members have also handed them out.

I engaged a new printer for these cards on one occasion and when I returned to the printer to collect them, instead of the cards being printed on a 250gsm double-coated nice shiny board, they had been printed on 125gsm stock in which is just thick paper. There were four or five people in the printers at the time – it was very busy, so I said to the lady, Pardon me, there's been a mistake here. My order stated good thick board just like this card I have in my hand. This lady was obviously upset at the time and she just burst out and started to scream and yell at me, saying I had to take them. I said, No, pardon me, this is what the order says. It states the 250gsm board. This is not that. I need them re-done, thank you.

She finally agreed after a lot more screaming and yelling, then just flung the 3,000 misprinted boxes of cards at me and said, I don't want them. They are yours, take them! So I left the store knowing I couldn't use them. Now what? I thought the Salvation Army are often handing out care packages to people, perhaps they could slip one of these cards into the care packages. So I went to the Captain at the local Salvation Army, and I said, There's been an error at the printers. I can't use these and the printer doesn't need them, so I would like to give them to you. These are courtesy of the printing company. He said, Wow, what are the owners' names? I gave him the lady's name and he said, I would like to do a thank you for these cards.

I replied, Great, would you like to write that thank you, send it to me, and when I go in and pick up my cards, I'll give it to the woman?

So the Captain wrote a most beautiful thank you about what these cards were doing in changing people's lives in the Community. I received the letter about a week later. When I went to collect my cards, I said to the owner, this letter is from the Captain of the Salvation Army; he was extremely appreciative of those cards that I couldn't use and were useless to you. I passed her the letter which she read and burst into tears. She sobbed and said, I am so sorry for how I acted. I said, That's not a problem, I understand. Life happens and we all have good days and some less good days. Thank you for giving those cards to me and not throwing them in the bin, because these cards have now had the opportunity to be so useful. Lovely all round.

Dr. John Hinwood
Casuarina Beach, NSW, Australia