one year anniversary date for being in CoDA is approaching.
When I look back at where I was just 12 months ago and where I am today,
I cannot believe the growth and healing I have accomplished in such a short
period of time.
remember when I first began going to CoDA, I would cry each time I shared.
I felt broken and tired. But
I diligently stuck with the program, going on a weekly basis.
I began to witness how the program worked in my life.
It was subtle, and yet powerful as clarity graced my daily life.
I could identify the maddening cycles that needed breaking; the toxic
relationships that needed letting go; the taming of craziness that surrounded me
in my neediness of others; and the ability to set healthy boundaries and
reinforce them without feeling guilty.
there were times during my recovery that I felt I no longer needed CoDA, that CoDA
was for those other people. But
when I set aside my judgment and began to focus on me, I was those other
people. I also realized those
other people would be key instruments in my healing process through their
sharing, support, loyalty and friendship.
have so much appreciation for what CoDA has done in my life.
I now have an active on going relationship with my Higher Power.
And when I put my Higher Power first in my life, everything else seems to
fall peacefully into place. I have
witnessed miracles upon miracles during my recovery process which validates my
purpose for being here on earth.
closing, I would like to encourage all those who desire healthy relationships in
their lives, to give CoDA an honest try of at least 6 meetings before
determining to continue or not. Let
it work in your life and prove itself to you; you will be happier having done