"Fitness wins"

[Written Especially for Young People]

"Fitness wins." This was the title given to a series of photographs which a student of Christian Science saw one morning when looking over a daily newspaper. The pictures portrayed various ways in which young people were encouraged to seek physical fitness; and as she glanced at them, her heart was filled with gratitude for Christian Science and its Discoverer and Founder, Mary Baker Eddy, whose writings have clearly taught us the one sure way by which to seek and find health, happiness, and success.

How simple are the truths of this Science, which shows us that it is consistent right thinking, rather than the exercise we take, or the effect of the sun's rays upon us, that determines the state of our general well-being and prospects for progress! Young people who faithfully study and endeavor wholeheartedly to practice Christian Science, do not feel that they are deprived of something essential to their health when days of rain or snow keep them indoors. They know that a clear, intelligent realization of God's presence and all-power, together with the joyous expression of Godlike qualities in thought and action, is the greatest insurance against sickness, fatigue, overwork, or lack of work.

September 9, 1939

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