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Old 12-15-2014, 12:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is one thing about yourself that you love and would NEVER change?


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What is one thing about yourself that you love and would NEVER change?
As 2015 is fast approaching, we often make New Year's resolutions about what to change or improve in ourselves. However, we don't seem to take time to think about the things we won't change. Answer the question above and we may select your response to be featured in our second community poll slideshow (New Year's edition)!

If you're curious, here's how our first community poll slideshow looks: Community Poll: What Is the Most Liberating Thing You've Done Since Becoming Sober?

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Old 12-15-2014, 03:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My best quality is my love of animals. I credit my parents for that as they allowed and even encouraged us to have pets growing up.

And now that I'm sober I take such good care of my animals.
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The quality I like most about myself is my insatiable curiosity about the world. It's a beautiful place full of interesting people, this Earth, and if I had the resources and opportunity I would travel to every country I could, just to experience the diverse landscapes and cultures on this wonderful planet of ours.
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Old 12-19-2014, 02:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 12-19-2014, 02:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 12-19-2014, 02:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Not to sound egotistical (LOL*wink*etc) but I couldn't pick just one. The first one that came to mind, due to combating a lifetime of other people's "shoulds" was my introversion. I wouldn't change that cause I never feel alone. I gather from some others that that's, indeed, a blessing instead of the curse I once thought. Next, I guess, would be my love of animals. What a joy they've been in my life! Last, but certainly not least, would be my alcoholism and learning how to lead a peaceful life through it.
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Old 12-21-2014, 08:36 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Doesn't matter how hurt I can be when open up to other people, I never turn into a senseless cynic.

Chances are I will hit the same wall again and again, but I'll better be hurt than emotionally dead.
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Doesn't matter how hurt I can be when open up to other people, I never turn into a senseless cynic.

Chances are I will hit the same wall again and again, but I'll better be hurt than emotionally dead.
Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes: If I had to choose between pain and nothing, I would always choose pain.
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My calmness, not stressing out like I used to when drinking, even when I have problems, it isn't the end of the world, no dramas.
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My honesty.

I used to live a life of lies. I lied to myself and I was a master at lies of omission. I don't live that way anymore. Truth and honesty are a large part of my sobriety.
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