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Be the Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible Hardcover – January 6, 2012
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Take, for example, the book's opening lesson: Start Where You Are. We're immediately greeted with a great quote: "There's an old saying, `if you think you're too small to make a difference, think of a mosquito in a tent.'" She then goes on to relate how a clerk at a convenience store recognized a kidnapper and saved a little girl's life. Of course summarizing it like that sounds so hum drum, but not when in Brett's hands or I should say keyboard. She makes the story come alive, making the reading and lesson go down like candy.
I enjoyed spending time with her lessons, and bet you will too.
The author again writes about life, turning each short essay into a lesson to be both learned and shared . . . this time, many of them deal with cancer because Brett is now a cancer survivor.
In particular, I liked how she wrote about her own struggles with the disease, as well as about her bargains with God.
I also liked her observations about some things that might ordinarily be considered as mundane--but aren't really:
* I've never forgotten the day I was a ball of stress and stopped to pay for parking. In most parking lots, you pull up, the person takes your money, gives you change, and you pull away. Your eyes never meet and neither of you remembers the encounter.
This time the attendant looked me in the eye, greeted me, shook my hand, and gave me a blessing before I left.
He told me he loved his job and saw it as his ministry to bless people as they passed through his parking lot into the rest of their day. Where I saw a mere money collector, he saw a mission in life. He left me feeling renewed and calm.
We've all had moments like that. They happen when you are with people who know that everyone matters, that you don't have to make a lot of money to make a big difference, that you can simply start where you are and magnify the good.
In another chapter, Brett urges all to speak up for others, especially when
when they aren't present to speak up for themselves:
* Far too many of us remain silent.Read more ›
Very highly recommended. I look forward to your third volume, Regina!
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Excellent words of wisdom on living life to the fullest by helping others reach theirs. Be the miracle by serving others.Published 3 months ago by Chuck S.
I love Regina Brett. Wish there were more titles out there by this wonderful lady. I've gone through them all.Published 5 months ago by krissy
In my opinion, this should be required reading for everyone. It's positive and encouraging. We can sit up and take note: life is too short to be negative!Published 7 months ago by benny