Flu symptoms healed

Two winters ago, I had a part-time job that required me to work four-hour shifts outdoors and in cold and damp weather. One day I noticed that some of my co-workers began to exhibit flu-like symptoms. A few days later, I began having similar symptoms.

At first I was angry that I had to deal with being sick, but then I remembered part of a sentence from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, where she states, “… your remedy is at hand” (p. 385). This reminded me that I could expectantly pray for healing. I began by affirming what was true about me—that I am a spiritual idea of divine Mind, God. I then challenged the erroneous premise that would have me think that I was mortal, subject to sickness. My prayers included correcting my thoughts about the health of my co-workers as well.

I went to bed feeling much better, but woke up feeling worse! This particularly troubled me because later that day there was going to be a party at work in my honor, plus I wanted to have my full strength so I could perform my outdoor job as best as I could. These tasks required constant and spirited moving about.

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