I’m not sure when I grew to dislike this trick-or-treating holiday. After all, I do looove chocolate.

Perhaps, I’m uncomfortable pretending to be something I’m not? In the past, I was good at deceiving myself by saying was “fine” when it was not! Today, I credit my refreshing honesty to years of living the spiritual principles and common decency guidelines spelled out in the 12-Steps.

One thing I do know is a Halloween mask can never disguise how I feel inside. As another Halloween rolls around and I continue to take personal inventory, I find I do like who I am becoming one day at a time.

What about you? Do you have similar experiences in making-believe? If so, I pray you find a program where you can be freed from pretending to be someone you’re not. It’s time to 12-Step up and affirm the beautiful truth about yourself.

P.S. a lot of my “courage to change the things I can” is attributed to my Halloween Therapy Group.

and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32 ESV).