Happiness restored

For too long, in the early days of my marriage, I allowed selfish thinking to handle me. I had moved to Arizona to marry my husband. He was initially planning on moving to California, but found what he was looking for in Tucson and established a business there. 

After arriving on the Sonoran Desert, I thought I had landed on the moon. I had never been past the Mississippi River. And after our wedding, I became extremely depressed. I constantly complained and asked my husband why he hadn’t traveled all the way to California. I thought being near the ocean would solve my problems. The situation was so bad that I returned to Florida for a while, where I had been working for two years, convinced that I couldn’t live on the desert for the rest of my life.

When I returned to Tucson, I realized I had to turn to Truth to solve my problem. I had known my husband for a long time, and I was grateful he was patient with me. In working things out, I found this in a sermon by Mary Baker Eddy: “If you wish to be happy, argue with yourself on the side of happiness; take the side you wish to carry, and be careful not to talk on both sides, or to argue stronger for sorrow than for joy.” She continues, “You are the attorney for the case, and will win or lose according to your plea” (Christian Healing, p. 10). 

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