Gratitude takes the sting out of pressure

Thanksgiving every day

Exam time? Peak seasonal rush in business or farming? Extreme heat in summer? Cold in winter? We're sometimes no sooner out of one crunch than we're dreading the next one. Not a very happy prospect!

The Thanksgiving season, however, turns our thoughts to appreciation of our blessings. It encourages us to cultivate gratitude as an essential of living. Being grateful every day and loving that day will make all the difference. Christian Science shows us how to begin to do this. It turns us away from the rush and uncertainty and clamor to the calm realization that God, good, is always in control.

God does not change. Because He is good, He blesses all. Because He is the only power, there is no evil power to burden or harm God's child. The activity of good is constant, uninterrupted. It is not divided into time slots. Peak periods of activity do not have to drain us mentally and physically if we attend to the need for spiritual renewal. No matter how demanding the time may be, daily prayer and study of the Bible and Mrs. Eddy's writings are necessary.

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November 13, 1978

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