Daily Reflections

January 22

LET'S KEEP IT SIMPLE

A few hours later I took my leave of Dr. Bob.  ...The wonderful, old, broad smile on his face as he said almost jokingly, "Remember, Bill, let's not louse this thing up. Let's keep it simple!"  I turned away, unable to say a word.  That was the last time I ever saw him.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS COMES OF AGE, p. 214

      After years of sobriety I occasionally ask myself: "Can it be this simple?"  Then, at meetings, I see former cynics and skeptics who have walked the A.A. path out of hell by packaging their lives, with out alcohol, into twenty-four hour segments, during which they practice a few principles to the best of their individual abilities.  And then I know again that, while it isn't always easy, if I keep it simple, it works.

 
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