One day, about two years ago, I was going down the cellar stairs...

One day, about two years ago, I was going down the cellar stairs of my house, and I tripped and fell. When I got to the bottom I started to cry. And then my mother came down and told me that God was right there with me, taking care of me. She reminded me that I am always just the way God made me, which is perfect. I stopped crying and got up and went out to play.

One evening last winter, after we got home from a party, I told my mother that I didn't feel well. We sat together in our library. My mother told me to think about these words that Mrs. Eddy wrote (Science and Health, p. 495): "When the illusion of sickness or sin tempts you, cling steadfastly to God and His idea. Allow nothing but His likeness to abide in your thought." She also said that it was only error's suggestion that I was sick and that I didn't have to believe it at all. I felt all better, and in about five minutes I was jumping around.

April 21, 1980
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