It has long been my desire to send something to our periodicals which should in some measure express my appreciation and gratitude for the good that Christian Science has brought into my life, and it occurred to me to give one day's experience. In 1905 my sister and I left Chicago for California. We visited several cities on the coast, and during our stay at one of these I met a lady on whose face was the expression of fear and despair. When she expressed a desire for help in Christian Science, I gladly consented to do what I could, and it was a joyful experience to see the change in her from day to day, during the two weeks that remained of our stay.

Later on, while at San Francisco, I received a letter from her expressing her gratitude. We were just leaving for a trip to Sutro Heights and the Cliff House, and this happy, joyous letter brightened the whole day for me. The foliage took on an added freshness and seemed more velvety in richness, the delicately tinted flowers more exquisite, the branches of the trees swayed more gracefully in the breeze, the beautiful geraniums and roses were more brilliant, the lovely flowers more fragrant. The very faces of the statuary in the parks seemed to be illuminated, and the sweet notes of the feathered songsters as they flew above us brought me a message of love. There was an undertone of joy, praise, and thanksgiving in the roar of the breakers on the rock-bound shore. As I sat there, thinking of the grandeur and beauty around me, this verse from one of Mrs. Eddy's poems (Journal, July, 1899) came to me:—

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