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From the January 11, 1993 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


In my third-grade year, I didn't like my teacher because she didn't seem nice. I had wanted another teacher for third grade, and I didn't want the teacher I got. Sometimes I felt confused about my lessons. I wasn't feeling well either, and I cried at night. Now I think it was because I didn't want to go to school.

We also had a new baby in my house. My parents were busy, and sometimes I felt left out even though I really knew I was loved.

At home we prayed. Sometimes I'd feel better; sometimes I wouldn't. We decided to look for good qualities in my teacher. Everyday I had an assignment from Mom to look for three good things about my teacher—to see three good things. We read a Bible story every night. I like to read about Christ Jesus. When he prayed, he healed people.

My mom and I visited a Christian Science practitioner, and I learned more about praying from her. Since I play the piano, I know about harmony, and the practitioner talked about harmony. She said that each note and each rest was important in a melody and in harmony. There's a place in Science and Health where Mrs. Eddy says, "Harmony in man is as beautiful as in music, and discord is unnatural, unreal."

I prayed to feel close to God, Love. I thought about how God is Principle and about how God makes things right. That made me feel better. I read Psalm 23 when my stomach hurt. It starts, "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want."

I started to see my teacher in a better way. I saw that she gave us enough time to do our lessons and that she paid attention to me. I started to see myself better too—as the perfect child of God.

Things got better because I was knowing that we are all God's harmonious children. The stomach trouble was healed completely, too. And my teacher made me board monitor for a week. Once, when we were doing an art project, I did my origami wrong, but she said, "You sure did, but I still love you." I started to like her more.

Now I have fun at school. And I understand the lessons better too. In my family I don't feel left out anymore. I love my little sister so much, and she loves me too. I'm grateful for Christian Science and how it helps us.

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