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The Great Eight: How to Be Happy (Even When You Have Every Reason to Be Miserable)

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Beloved Olympic skater shares his secrets to happiness on and off the ice. Scott Hamilton has experienced the heights of accomplishment and the ... Show synopsis

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HopenGrace

What a Guy - Love his Attutude

by HopenGrace on Apr 24, 2009

Scott Hamilton was an Olympic Gold Metal winner, amazing skater, and life looked like it had been easy for him. Not! I loved how gut level honest he is in this book and was surprised at all the challenges he had overcome. We can survive hard times or thrive in them. He reminded me the only thing you can count on is CHANGE in this life. If we had NO change in life, there would be NO hope. Without hope we can?t thrive -we?d just survive. God didn?t intend for us to merely survive this life; He gives us the ultimate ?hope? so we can bloom and grow in any situation. The choice is ours. Scott found God to be his ultimate life coach. God is his biggest cheerleader. He unexpectedly found happiness and healing in skating. It was so fascinating to read how he started skating and how that dramatically changed his life forever. I loved when Scott said, ?There is always going to be suffering. Its how you look at your suffering, how you deal with it that will define you.? He talks about falling down in skating, falls he made in life and about picking himself back up again. His insight into this was profound. ?All challenges are really just opportunities to learn more about yourself, to reach a greater understanding of self, of your mortality, and to be happy with that balance.? Scott shows how God?s ways are not our ways, but how we have everything to do with our attitude and how we deal with the changes that come our way. Scott says,? I strongly believe that the only disability in life is a bad attitude.? Amen! Scott shares stories of his wins, life?s struggles, marriage, children and overcoming cancer and a brain tumor. I have so much respect for this man. He can smile and laugh at the face of a challenge. He says he?s been told ,?I was too short, too bald, and too goofy to win a gold medal. ? He used humor in his skating skits and in life to help deal with the hard times. I really needed to read this book. Scott is inspirational, funny, hopeful and honest. It?s a breath of fresh air. You?ll smile as you discover treasures you can apply to your life which will help you achieve the balance and the happiness God wants for you. I highly recommend this book. www.psalm516.blogspot.com

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Ifeelasin

Positive thinking

by Ifeelasin on Feb 26, 2009

Reading this book, Scott Hamilton is one of the most positive thinkers around. My therapist actually recommended this book because of my downer attitude about everything. This book made me stop and think about all the good things in my life instead of dwelling on the bad. I read this book at a time when I really needed it and I thank Scott for helping to bring me up. Scott had some wonderful stories here also about his life. A great read for anybody.

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