Finding True Happiness

[Written Especially for Young People]

UPON his graduation from school or college, the young man or woman has many decisions to make; and many opportunities present themselves. Some students will go to other schools for further study; others will stay at home, while still others will seek remunerative work. Whichever way one may choose, there is one thing which all seek after, and that is happiness. Each one has his own niche to fill in the world.

When one seeks to express happiness, rather than look for it, one is more sure of finding it. Happiness is not to be found in material possessions. Many with great possessions are not happy, while others with few material things are often very happy. Seeking spirituality means finding happiness. When one seeks happiness selfishly, one is not likely to find it. When one tries to give others happiness, rather than to get it for himself, he is blessed by that very happiness which he seeks to give to others.

Sometimes one is tempted to follow the crowd of pleasure seekers, feeling that he should do what others do, and afraid that otherwise he will be thought different. The student of Christian Science, however, learns to be independent in his obedience to Principle. He must see clearly the joy of conforming to the law of God, good. He must stand by his vision unwaveringly, and be undismayed by the conviction others may have that the material way leads to happiness.

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True Prayer
July 15, 1939

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