The power of gratitude

Gratitude can be a powerful force in harmonizing human existence. It goes far beyond the business of positive thinking, because it represents the operation of divine law.

Complaint, on the other hand, is a progenitor of discord and distress. It tears down our moral fiber, dulls our spiritual acumen, and tends to bring about or prolong the very situations we complain about. These words from Hymn No. 250 in the Christian Science Hymnal most certainly hold true: "Our gratitude is riches,/ Complaint is poverty."

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On duty: Reading Room
August 15, 1983
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