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How do I find peace in my day? Well, I know this to be true, if I didn’t have the tools I’ve learned living in recovery, it would be difficult. It’s easy and familiar to go about my day as usual. I work at my dental office 3 days a week and fill in at other offices one or two days so my week is full just from a work standpoint. I typically attend in person AA meetings 2 or 3 times a week. And, honestly, I do like a full schedule. Before I was in recovery, I couldn’t make any worth to my day. Everything ran together. I was on autopilot and did what I had to do to barely keep my head above water. What is a fact for me, if I don’t start my day with gratitude, I can easily become distracted in “doing“ instead of “being”. I’ve learned to be grateful for the ordinary. And I’ve come to believe in my worth. We are all worthy of love and belonging. Belonging starts with accepting myself with all my dents and imperfections. We search for our worthiness but we already possess it. All these above truths I’ve come to accept give me an inner peace. In recovery, I’m living the life I want to live. How great of a gift is that?

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”

Dalai Lama VIV

… I am a dental hygienist in recovery …