Changing Focus with  Penny Hall
My journey through blindness showed me how a simple change in focus can change everything.

I was fearful, impoverished and depressed when I lost my job and drivers license to blindness.

I knew if I wanted my life to change I had to learn the spiritual truth behind the changes in my sight. 

I asked for divine guidance, changed my focus and one step at a time moved out of the darkness into the light of truth.

The truth is there is only good in life we just don’t see it. 

Perhaps by sharing with you the lessons I learned you will be inspired to change your focus in life.

- Penny Hall
A simple change in Focus can change everything!

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