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November 1984

First Law

Life in a whirl? Here's an antidote for disorder - From the August 1965 Grapevine

THE SIMPLE act of threading the cap back on a tube of toothpaste in the morning sounds like an insignificant accomplishment, yet this little ritual actually gave one of our friends a joyful sense of achievement during his first few months in Alcoholics Anonymous, He couldn't have felt better if he had broken eighty in golf or put over a sensational sale. It was such a pleasant experience that he even prolonged it, making each turning movement with deliberate precision. His wife wondered if he wasn't becoming slightly balmy.

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