I attended CODA meetings off and on from the mid-1990’s but didn’t actually understand what "working the program " meant until 1 1/2 years ago. That’s when I realized that If I truly wanted recovery I needed to commit. And I did. I got a sponsor bought the literature and began working the Steps. And, as I did the work, I began to awaken. I began to understand what the slogans meant. I experienced miracles in my life as I learned to trust my Higher Power and work the Steps, attend meetings regularly, ask questions and pay close attention.
Sometimes the work makes me uneasy. Sometimes I become uncomfortable. Sometimes my HP tests me.
And I wouldn’t change a thing. As I experience the awakenings, the miracles, sometimes on a daily basis, I am grateful for this program beyond measure. I just keep coming back and as I work it, I see it work.
Valerie B. 11/8/15