Recently I went to New Hampshire to my favorite ski area. The weather was fine, and in the morning we had good skiing. But later in the afternoon when I was taking a run on a fairly hard hill, somehow my leg twisted and I fell hard.

At first I said to myself, "Oh boy, does this hurt!" Other people noticed, and a lady came over and asked me if I needed help. I said I thought I could get up and make it the rest of the way down by myself. Well, though I was really trying hard not to think about how much it hurt, when I got to the lodge I found that my parents and my sisters were still out on the slopes skiing.

Then I knew what I needed to do. Turn to God. I knew God was taking care of me, so how could I be really hurt? After that I worked with "the scientific statement of being" by Mrs. Eddy, beginning, "There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter." Science and Health, p. 468; And I thought about the first two verses of the twenty-third Psalm: "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures." I also thought about some other words of Mrs. Eddy's from Science and Health, "Man is not matter; he is not made up of brain, blood, bones, and other material elements." p. 475;

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by understanding what happiness is
October 27, 1973

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