When I wanted to switch dorms

Originally appeared online in the teen series Your Healings -  September 6, 2022.

This wasn’t what was supposed to happen. I had just made the decision to switch from being a day student to a boarding student at my high school. But when I got there, I was in a different dorm than all of my friends. I felt isolated. Despite my attempts to stay focused on the good things in my life, I had trouble accepting this disappointment.

I wanted to switch to my friends’ dorm, but the administration told me there was no space. Then, a student in the dorm with my friends asked to swap rooms with me. It was the perfect solution! Unfortunately, after I had already started to pack and had told my friends about the switch, she told me she had changed her mind. I was devastated and angry. 

That night, while I was upset and trying to fall asleep, an idea came to me to flip through a collection of Christian Science articles that I had been given at the end of my summer as a counselor-in-training at a summer camp for Christian Scientists. I flipped to an article from The Christian Science Journal titled “God’s law of adjustment” by Adam H. Dickey (January 1916). I knew reading this article would help me feel better, because it’s filled with powerful ideas that have healed many people.

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