From the May 2017 magazine.

Simple & good

With a bit of mustard, one member orders up a hot dog just like he does his sobriety

At a meeting last night I ran into a fellow I hadn’t seen in a number of years. He was doing well, seemed calmer and more self-possessed than the last time I had seen him. As it turned out, he was celebrating 24 years of sobriety and, as we talked, he thanked me for helping him once many years earlier. I had said something, he related, that had really helped him. “Do you remember?” he asked.

Try as I might, I simply couldn’t. He went on to describe what I had told him that night as we stood together on the line...

-- Ames S.

New York, New York, USA