There's an inspirational book that is a favorite of mine called, "A Course In Miracles". It says that a miracle is a change in perception. On Sunday, November the 11th of 2007, I was blessed with a miracle!

But before you view The Million Dollar Miracle video, I want to take you back to 1997 when my wife introduced me to her friend, Dr. Joe Vitale. As my friendship with Joe grew over the years, I became enamored by his passion for success and his keen instinct for outrageous marketing and promotion. After attending a success seminar with Joe, I received the inspiration to buy a handful of million dollar bills - obviously not legal tender, but printed on currency grade banknote paper by The American Banknote Co. to look, feel, and smell like the real thing - and I gave one of these remarkable collectibles to Joe.

That was ten years earlier... and I had almost forgotten about it...

Now... in late August of 2007, I began to Give Away A Dollar A Day, and had been doing so for almost three months before I attended Pat O'Bryan's "UnSeminar 4" in November.

At the beginning of the seminar, I told all of the attendees about Give Away A Dollar A Day. This was, by the way, the first time I had mentioned it to anyone outside of my immediate family. I must admit, to my surprise and with deep, deep gratitude, that the seminar attendees all loved the idea! The only one that didn't hear my story was Joe - his keynote presentation was still two days away...

Every time I reflect back on what happened next, my eyes well up... and it's almost impossible to put into words... so I'll let this short video tell the story of what took place at the beginning of Joe's presentation on the final day of the seminar...

You might have heard Joe say, as he gave the million dollar bill back to me, "I've made my millions... So I'm going to pass it to you". What the microphone didn't pick up as we hugged, was my confessing that, "I think I'm going to cry". I did everything I could to maintain my composure when Joe said, "I love you", in return.

You see, when I gave Joe that million dollar bill back in 1997, many who knew him considered Joe to be a struggling author. I gave the million dollar bill to him as a gift of inspiration. It may have meant more to him than I ever realized. Ten years later, through his powerful determination and a never yielding belief in his vision, Joe's dreams had come true.

When I began Give Away A Dollar A Day, my dream was to inspire as many people as I could to make a powerful difference in this world, each and every day, through unconditional giving. I thought that it had all began in August of 2007. Joe showed me that it had really started 10 years earlier...

If I had any doubts at all before that day in November, I could now truly say...

Miracles DO happen!