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I am my best when I...

I wanted to start a thread dedicated to just us and maybe we can spread this around :)  This is a cross-post that I also posted in Living with an Alcoholic.

When we live with an alcoholic or an addict so much of our lives and esteem revolve around addiction.  I want us to take a moment and focus on ourselves and our own goals and complete this sentence:

I am my best when I...
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Am clean and sober and working my recovery~~~~~

Great thread girl!
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I am my best when I...

focus on controlling my own actions instead of others.

Thanks dominosarah, I thought this would be a fun way for me to take my own inventory lol
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Ahh the inventory thing!!  Always seems easier to take someone elses at times doesnt it!! :)
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I am at my best when i am spending time with my grandbabies~
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lol dominosarah yes it does seem easier at times to take someone else's inventory.

I am my best when I focus on my family and myself as the priority.  Bills, work, and material items come and go and the real investment I have is with the time I spend with my loved ones.
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when I take care of myself...
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I am best at self-loathing, self-doubt and self-gratification...I KID

I am best at what I do, help others (teach Highschool, parent a child) and dole out humurous, raunchy advice to those trying to recover from drug addiction
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Definitely good things to mention if even a joke ;)  It's always important for me to remember where I came from, to remember what I felt, and to remain forever humble for the experience.  We have these life experiences for reasons besides just our own ego.

So I will add... I am my best when I maintain humility.
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I am best when I'm around my 3 kids without taking any pills!
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Thanks for this post :)  Our kids really do know the difference when we are having an off day or are not entirely "present" with them.  I have recently quit drinking coffee and I am able to sit down and spend even more time with them.  Such a small thing that I would never think would have an impact, but it does.

So I am my best when I am calm, relaxed, and attentive.
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