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From the April 1964 issue of The Christian Science Journal

HAS life worked out the way that we thought it would? Have we found the love, security, and happiness that we sought? Have we been able to discover our talents and develop our abilities in a manner that has brought us inner satisfaction?

If we are not pleased with the picture of our lives, there is no need to give way to discouragement. We must not forget or abandon the ambitions we once cherished. Rather, we need to reevaluate them and perhaps lift them higher. Regardless of who we are, where we are, or even what we have or do not have, each one of us has the inalienable right to lead a full and happy life.

Every year we see models of new cars, better appliances, and improved houses. We are told of all sorts of timesaving, moneysaving, laborsaving devices. This continuous push for improvement hints men's innate desire for progress, for something more permanent, more real and truly satisfying, than they have yet realized. This yearning can be fulfilled only through Spirit, through God. It is by our gaining an understanding of man's Maker that we find the true beauty and abundance of life.