A line from a song goes, " . . . and I look to find a reason
to believe. . . " It reminds me that at one time I was not
able to find a reason to believe that my life was all right.
Even though my life had been saved by my coming to A.A., three
months later I want out and drank again. Someone told me:
"You don't have to believe. Aren't you willing to believe
that there is a reason for your life, even though you may
not know yourself what that reason is, or that you may not
sometimes know the right way to behave?" When I saw how willing
I was to believe there was a reason for my life, then
I could start to work on the Steps. Now when I begin with,
" I am willing .. . ., " I am using the key that leads to
action, honesty, and an openness to a Higher Power moving
through my life.