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  • 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


Marg Peck

What Would You Like to Eat Off the Menu?

Submitted into: Miracles of Lessons in Life Category,

On: 2015-09-28 02:46:38

My year started horribly.  My husband was underemployed and I was over employed.  My teenage sons were growing lazy.  The eldest suffering from glandular fever after a year of intense cycle racing, the younger with a fascination for small electronic devices. I felt anxious, trapped and something needed to change.

Change it did!

Our beautiful old family dog died in very sad circumstances.

I was handed an ‘Expect A Miracle’ card by John Hinwood and given the opportunity to commence the Certificate IV in Stress Strength Management Practitioner training.  

We got an eight week old puppy.

I flew to Brisbane twice in two weeks to attend the Stress to Strength Experience public weekend workshop and then four days later to attend the three day Red Module of the Certificate IV in Stress Strength Management Practitioner training. I felt enlivened and inspired.

My husband left for full time employment in New Zealand.

My eldest son began to improve in health and energy, he recommenced his bike racing and began to mentor others, the youngest was in charge of dog training and maintenance.

My family had shifted into a new rhythm and things felt very different. We were developing a renewed sense of respect and connection.

I was busy, still over employed but life felt good.

Occasionally I would remember or think about ‘Expect A Miracle”.

A friend called.  A year earlier she had booked a ticket for her husband to have a holiday in New Zealand, but he was now unable to use it and she had discovered she had a few hours left to change the name on the ticket.

So here I am now sitting on the complimentary flight to New Zealand writing this piece.

Both of my children have had to step up significantly to allow me to leave for a week, organising the bike racing and accommodation for two events and the new puppy for a week. When we discussed who should take the ticket and go for a first visit to NZ they both insisted it was me.

The man in the seat next to me has no money, his smell is unpleasant and he has left his wife in Thailand to return to NZ, in the hope of being able to bring his new Thai bride home.   He has no where to live apart from a boarding house in some small town out of Auckland and relies on a disability pension.

He is sitting in the middle of our block of three seats and I heard him tell the lady on the other side as we set out from Melbourne to Auckland.   He spent the previous night in Melbourne Airport and would spend tonight in Auckland Airport before getting a connecting flight tomorrow. I was glad that she was listening to the story as I was happy to switch off and rest and then opened my journal to write. I started with a gratitude list, this is not entirely usual for me. Then I made a plan for the remainder of 2015.  Then on a blank page I wrote

‘Expect A Miracle’.

Since Jetstar food is not so appealing and expensive I had packed my own supplies for the journey and noticed my  neighbour browsing the menu and commenting again that he had no money at all – what a situation to face.

As the food cart moved along the isle the hostess leaned toward me “Ms, you have a food voucher connected to your ticket, you are able to order dinner off the trolley” – What a surprise, not only did I have a ticket but also food attached.

I leaned toward the man next to me and for the first time on the journey spoke. “What would you like to eat off the menu?”  He did not hesitate to reply.   I placed the order and smiled.  How awesome was that, I felt a deep joy as I watched him unpack the dinner boxes and enjoy a hot meal.


Marg Peck

Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia