At one of my first meetings, “slogans” was the topic of discussion. I smugly thought, “I can’t believe they really use these cliches.” My academic values had taught me to think that life’s problems had to be solved by complex solutions from deep thinkers. But the more I came to meetings and began working the S-Anon program, the more I saw the real wisdom in the simple sayings. “Act as if…” and “Keep It Simple” are surprisingly practical and helped me through difficult, emotionally-draining situations.
Reprinted from Working the S-Anon Program, 2nd Edition, page 51.