(Adapted for personal use from Courage to Change in Alanon.)
When I first started working the Steps, the thought of having my character defects removed made me very nervous. I thought I would end up like a chunk of Swiss cheese, full of holes. I don't like Swiss cheese! But I wanted to get better and I was assured that the Steps were the key to my recovery, so I went forward in spite of my reservations. I had to take the risk and act on faith before I could receive the gifts my Higher Power held out to me.
When I finally made time for Step Four,