Article Title: A "Review" of 'The Greatest Miracle in the World' by Og Mandino (Part Two)
Submitted by: Craig Lock
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Article Summary:
The Greatest Miracle in the World" by Og Mandino is an inspirational book (self help), which tells the story of Simon Potter, a rag-picker who delivers an inspiring "memorandum from God" to make the difference between success or disaster in YOUR life. The book reveals that an individual should not consider himself or herself a failure ...and we must not let ourselves lose hope, confidence and trust. Never, ever! "Our mind is the greatest creation on earth and it can generate the most sublime happiness for its owner--or it can destroy him. Yet although we have been given the secret of how to control it, for our happiness and benefit, we still function completely ignorant of its potential . . . "

In short, a heart-warming story of hope and inspiration .

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A "REVIEW" OF 'THE GREATEST MIRACLE IN THE WORLD' by Og Mandino (Part Two)

Submitter's Note:

I ‘ve been reading a most uplifting book by Og Mandino; so am sharing this "review" in the spirit of passing on "bits" of the content, in the form of thoughts, quotations, concepts and principles (like the Laws of the Universe). As well as sharing what I feel is the central message of Mr Mandino's highly inspiring book (first published by Frederick Fell Publishers Inc in 1975). ISBN 0-553-27972-6

To properly understand my "highlighted" notes, you need to read the book fully ...to put them in their proper context.

Where the pronoun "his" is used in this article, please substitute "her" if appropriate.

Thank you, Mr Mandino and Frederick Fell Publishers, Inc.

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A "REVIEW" OF 'THE GREATEST MIRACLE IN THE WORLD' by Og Mandino (PART TWO)

About the Author:

The leading inspirational author of our time, Og Mandino was once a down-and-out alcoholic who contemplated suicide. In this best-selling book, Og Mandino shares his personal story and reveals the process that turned a derelict into a millionaire and a happy man in ten years.. One of Og Mandino's best stories.

"Our mind is the greatest creation on earth and it can generate the most sublime happiness for its owner--or it can destroy him. Yet although we have been given the secret of how to control it, for our happiness and benefit, we still function completely ignorant of its potential . . . "

"I gave you the power to choose. I gave you complete control over your destiny... in accordance with your own free will. "

The most difficult tasks are consummated, not by a single explosive burst of energy or effort, but by consistent and determined daily application of the best you have within you.

‘The God Memorandum' is only your ticket to a new life. It will do nothing for you unless you open your mind and your heart to receive it.

As a member of mankind, You are my greatest miracle

To receive love it must be given with no thought of its return.

Know then the first secret of happiness and success -- that you possess, even now, every blessing necessary to achieve great glory.

The first law:

1. Count your blessings and know that you are already my greatest creation. . . .

True security lies not in the things one has, but in the things one can do without.

2, The second law is: Proclaim your rarity.

Never, until the end of time, will there be another such as you.

3.This then is the third law . . . Go another mile!

Be patient . . .

Be proud . . .

You were made with purpose.

4. The fourth great law of happiness and success . . . Use your power of choice wisely.

Choose to laugh (especially at yourself)

Choose to plan

Choose to will. You can even will good things into being!

Choose to imagine. Napoleon said that "imagination is more important than knowledge"... and even capital (me)!

Choose to create

Choose to persevere

Choose to praise

Choose to heal

Choose to give

Choose to ACT

Choose to grow . You are more than a human being, you are a human becoming. You are capable of great wonders - your potential is unlimited.

Choose to speak

Choose to keep silent (sometimes when deeply hurt)

Choose to pray

Choose to LIVE

and finally ... and most importantly...

Choose to LOVE: Love can tear down walls of suspicion and hate; it has the power to turn strangers into friends

Remember, then, the four laws of happiness and success.

# Count your blessings
# Proclaim your rarity
# Go that extra mile
# Use wisely your power of choice.
"I gave you the power to choose. I gave you complete control over your destiny... in accordance with your own free will. "

To fulfill the other four.

Do all things with love . . . love for yourself, love for all others, and love for GOD. ("Grand Organizational Design/Designer"). YOU can be a shining example of how much IS possible to accomplish with one's life despite obstacles and handicaps.

This world has provided me with everything a man could desire. It is time I began to repay my debt by doing all I can to help make a better life for all mankind.

Never, ever forget . . .

The greatest miracle in the world is YOU!"

Shared by Craig Lock ("Information and Inspiration Distributer, Writer for Self Empowerment, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder")

"Since I can never see your face,
And never shake you by the hand,
I send my soul through time and space
To greet you. You will understand."
- James Elroy Flecker

"Only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find his right road."
- Dag Hammarskjold, former Swedish Secretary General of the United Nations (tragically killed in an air crash)

NB: Remember (always)
YOU are the Greatest Miracle in The World

"Together, one mind, one soul at a time, let's see how many people we can impact, empower, encourage and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials. Change YOUR world and you help change THE world... for the better"

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PPS

To dearest dad, 'RC' Raymond Carruthers Lock, "the greatest salesman, supporter and encourager in the world" and to you mom, Hazel... for your great care and love and especially for your "infinite wealth of an enquiring spirit".

"Death is not a foe, but an invisible adventure"

"Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity."

"Earth hath no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal."
- Thomas More

Author's Bio: 

About the Submitter:
Craig believes in (and loves) sharing information and insights to try to make some difference in this world: to help and especially encourage people along life's magical journey to live their dreams and be all they can be... and that brings him the greatest joy. He truly believes in the great potential of people to be all they can be an become. Craig is currently "working" on 'Endless Possibilities, Far and Great Horizons' - true inspiring stories of the human condition in overcoming seemingly impossible odds.In his life mission Craig hopes to encourage, motivate and inspire people to be their best through realising their full potentials and live their very best lives. Craig believes in the great potential of every human being in the journey of life and loves to encourage people to share their individual (and guiding) spirits, so that they become all that they are CAPABLE of being

The various books that Craig "felt inspired to write" are available at http://www.creativekiwis.com/books.htm http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/craiglock (e-books) l www.lulu.com/craiglock and https://www.xinxii.com/asresults.php?s4=craig+lock&sid=1

Craig's blog (with extracts from his various writings, including from ‘Stirling’: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at www.wordpress.com

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"Together, one mind, one soul at a time, let's see how many people we can impact, empower, encourage and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials. Change YOUR world and you help change THE world... for the better"