To Be Happy

The National Observer asked its readers to write in, telling the three things that make them happiest. The paper's Jim Hampton reports, on April 19, 1975, that 1,849 people responded—nearly twice the number that had replied to an earlier invitation to submit their pet gripes. And to his readers he adds: "I didn't expect that almost no one would list costly material things as sources of happiness. God, family, friends, nature, music, books—these, you wrote, are important; possessions aren't."

What can we add? That there is a Science through which we can understand the source of all happiness and with this understanding prove such happiness indestructible. It is evident from the answers published in the Observer that many are already aware of spiritual goodness, even if they don't label it so. Christian Science reveals our identity as ideas of the one good Life. And it shows us how to be conscious of that identity and thereby to maintain in our living the goodness of Life always.

What's Worth Having?
August 9, 1975

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