Why You Need Love To Be Happy



My Southern California readers can easily relate to times when our commute is interrupted when confronted with overcrowded freeways or an accident. Will it be with anger and frustration? or as my colleague Keith Wommack of Texas writes about in his recently published article in the Houston Chronicle.

“You don’t need a medical degree to say, ‘I love you,’” writes Pamela Wible, MD, in an article at KevinMD.com. “Just three simple words can heal more wounds than all the doctors in the world.”

Studies show that love heals physical wounds and reduces stress. Researchers are also looking into whether love improves the immune system. I believe they will find love to be a medicine for every ill.

With all the health benefits of love, shouldn’t we be offering others a loving word or thought? It took an incident and a ton of dirt on a hot Texas afternoon before I considered saying, “I love you,” to complete strangers.

Read Keith’s complete article here

– Keith Wommack is a Syndicated Columnist, Christian Science practitioner and teacher, husband, and step-dad. He has been described as a spiritual spur (since every horse needs a little nudge now and then). Keith’s columns originate at: KeithWommack.com

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  1. Anne Hughes says

    I just read Keith’s complete article from the Houston Chronicle, being shared with the public. I rejoice in the woman’s quick and complete healing of something the world says is incurable, even though it had hung around for a while. “What cannot God do?” to quote Mary Baker Eddy.

  2. Anne says

    I felt surrounded by the presence of God’s love, after I read this inspiring post. It shows the importance of sharing our experiences of healing thoughts. They can bless an ever wider circle of those searching for spiritual truth.

    Thank you so much.

  3. Pamela says

    Well it may be the end of the day but this was well worth the wait. What a inspiring experience and filled with Love. There is a line in a favorite hymn of mine that says,
    “Love is the royal way.” (Christian Science Hymnal 179) And it certainly was in this case. Love is very powerful.

    Thanks for sharing Keith’s article with us.