The Stroke That Touched My Heart captures the year-long journey of Mia Russell, a 37-year-old survivor of a massive stroke, and her caregiver mom, Myrtle. It is a story of change and gratitude, and a testament to the theory that learning to be grateful in all things improves health and well-being. Chronicling how life changes after a major medical crisis, The Stroke That Touched My Heart is more than a stirring story?it is a tool that offers hope to anyone who has faced a life-changing event. It teaches that when you work on gratitude, gratitude works on you: it changes you on the inside and when you change on the inside, life changes. You only need to look around you to witness the increasing number of young people struggling with life issues and turning to quick fixes such as drugs, alcohol, digital technology, excessive shopping, violence, and other dangerous habits?only to find that they are spiraling out of control. They constantly search for happiness that always seems to be short-lived. Gratitude is a practice that teaches you to appreciate what you already have and to realize that when you put things in proper perspective, what you have is enough, Adopting a consciousness of gratitude helps you connect with your inner power, and when you know your inner power, you no longer have to search for it in other people, places and things. Learning to be grateful ends the elusive search for peace and leads to a more meaningful life.