If you had grown up some years ago in Louisiana, you would have known this funny word, pronounced "lan-yap." It meant "a little something extra on the house." A small token of appreciation was a customary way of saying "thank you."

Have you ever stopped to appreciate—really appreciate—the joy of the added gifts that come with Christian Science healing, over and beyond what we expect? These blessings come to us as an indication of what the Bible calls "the fulness of God." Eph. 3:19; They are a natural consequence of an improved and correct state of thought.

This discovery came to me as a welcome surprise. After having treatment by a Christian Science practitioner for a particular difficulty, I realized that I was not only healed of that but had also been unexpectedly healed of another difficulty, which seemed entirely unrelated at that time. Long after the nature of the original difficulty had been forgotten, it became apparent that I had been healed of an annoying bad habit. Further contemplation awakened me to the realization that the law of God operates like this. There is always more good at hand than we look for, flowing from each spiritual awakening.

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February 28, 1976

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