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One of a series of articles by the Research Staff of The Mary Baker Eddy Library, giving the historical background of the By-Laws of the Manual of The Mother Church.

The Thanksgiving Day Service and 'the good already received'

From the November 2009 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Mary Baker Eddy described gratitude as "the highest human quality" and "the sum total of all the graces of Spirit" (A10667 and A10572, The Mary Baker Eddy Collection, The Mary Baker Eddy Library). Her writings frequently cite giving thanks as essential to spiritual growth and healing.