Step Two reaffirms to me that I may be powerless but I am not alone, and I am not helpless. After several months of three to four meetings a week, I realized that it was absolutely necessary for me to accept and believe in a Power greater than myself. I am being set free and encouraged to explore any method that will work for me. I like the concept of doing it my way even though my belief and acceptance may not be orthodox. I use “act as if” as a tool. Pretending and play-acting were great tools that I used as a child. Therefore, I decided to give it a try. There is no reason for it not to work in my adult life. Tools only work when they are put to use. There is certainly nothing to lose, but so much to gain. There is always the possibility of relief if I act as if I am sane even when faced with the insanity of another’s drug addiction. Millions of people worldwide came to believe, each with unique viewpoints and understanding of a Power greater than themselves. I have managed to make the tool “act as if” work for me.

Thought for Today: There is much comfort and security in knowing that I have a Power greater than myself who is always available to help me through difficult times. I need only be willing to do my part and believe. Sometimes that means I need to “fake it ‘til I make it.

Whatever you do or dream you can do – begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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