Sealed & Delivered
When I was new to the program and would hear “How It Works” read at the beginning of meetings, I tried desperately not to listen when they said the Eighth and Ninth Steps. I had so many amends to make. The guilt and shame was too much for me. I’d sit there and think of anything as a distraction—make a grocery list, admire the shoe styles of those seated around me, repeat the Serenity Prayer—anything so I wouldn’t be reminded of the amends I needed to make.