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Simple Sanity

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When I was a boy, I was always attracted to quotable quotes, points to ponder, or words of wisdom. Little did I know that this love of phrases would come to help me in the Fellowship. But when I first arrived in program, I found our slogans too simple. They seemed to lack the depth, meaning, and imagination that famous quotations have. Fortunately, I began to see beauty and magic in their simplicity. Early in abstinence I was stuck on Step Two, having a good deal of difficulty reconciling myself with the word “sanity.” Slowly, the program began to make

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