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Alone at prom
Go to prom? Alone? If you feel horrified at the thought, you’d probably relate to my friends from high school, who began dreaming about prom at the beginning of our senior year. It was a big deal! But when the long-awaited event finally arrived, I did go alone. And it wasn’t horrifying. It was . . . well, you’ll see.
The early part of high school hadn’t been the happiest for me. I had been confronting some really difficult challenges that seemed to throw me off-balance, and I had a lot of questions and concerns about life. I found, though, that the most comforting answers to my questions came when I turned to God. Even though I’d learned about God in Christian Science Sunday School, I really didn’t know what God meant to me personally. So I started reading the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer of Christian Science.
As my thought of God and His goodness enlarged, I found that instead of feeling off-balance and insecure, I was slowly finding peace and stability. I was also finding more of a sense of myself as the embodiment of God’s good qualities, like joy, harmony, and wholeness. And this gave me the confidence to accept invitations to join school activities, which I had previously declined. I even got elected class president.
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