WHILE MY HUSBAND AND I were walking in our neighborhood, I tripped over a crack in the sidewalk where tree roots had lifted the concrete. I landed full force on my face, with my nose and chin taking the blow. My first words were: "There are no accidents!" My authority for this statement came from Science and Health, where it says: "Accidents are unknown to God, or immortal Mind ....
"Under divine Providence there can be no accidents, since there is no room for imperfection in perfection" (p. 424).
A woman who was passing by stopped to help. I was not ready to get up, but was able to crawl onto a nearby lawn, and this dear woman stayed with me while my husband went to get our car. I thanked her for her kindness and assured her that I was all right, even though I knew I didn't look very good. My husband told me later that when he first saw my face, my nose was pushed over to one side and looked like it was broken. There was a lot of bleeding, but this stopped almost immediately.
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