• Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 2 hours ago

    APRIL 16 Reflection for the Day

    I once heard it said that “the mind is the slayer of the real.” Looking back at the insanity of those days when I was gambling, I know precisely what that phrase means. One of the Program’s important fringe benefits for me today is an increasing awareness of the world around me, so I can see and enjoy reality. Thi…[Read more]

  • Meekiemeek05 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 8 hours ago

    New to this whole thing… Slipped up and gambled today. Feel pretty stupid. Im not gonna beat myself up today though. Could’ve been like last time that was so bad it made me suicidal. Screw ups happen i guess.

    • Hi Meekiemeek
      Glad to see you are here as lots of folks don’t reach out right away for support
      I hope you will keep coming back and join us tomorrow at 10 pm est in the regular chatroom where
      we have an online GA type meeting. Usually lasts around an hour.
      Take care
      Ken L YBIR

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 days, 2 hours ago

    APRIL 15 Reflection for the Day

    Rare are the practicing compulsive gamblers who have any idea how irrational they are, or, seeing their irrationality, can bear to face it. One dictionary defines sanity as “soundness of mind.” Yet no compulsive gambler, rationally analyzing his or her destructive behavior, can truly claim soundness of min…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 2 hours ago

    APRIL 14 Reflection for the Day

    Every man and woman who has joined Gamblers Anonymous and intends to stick around has, without realizing it, made a beginning on Step Three. Isn’t it true that, in all matters related to their gambling, each of them has decided to turn his or her life over to the care, protection, and guidance of the Program? So a…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days, 2 hours ago

    APRIL 13 Reflection for the Day

    Any number of compulsive gamblers are bedeviled by the conviction that if they ever go near the Gamblers Anonymous Program – whether by attending meetings or talking one-to-one with a member – they’ll be pressured to conform to some particular brand of faith or religion. They don’t realize that faith is never a…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 days, 2 hours ago

    APRIL 12 Reflection for the Day

    If we attempt to understand rather than to be understood, we can more quickly assure a newcomer that we have no desire to convince anyone that there is only one way by which faith can be acquired. All of us, whatever our race, gender, creed, color, or ethnic heritage, are the children of a living Creator, with…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 6 days, 2 hours ago

    APRIL 11 Reflection for the Day

    I came; I came to; I came to believe. Gamblers Anonymous has enabled me to learn that deep down in every man, woman, and child is the fundamental idea of a God. It may be obscured by pomp, by calamity, by worship of other things, but in some form or another it is there. For faith in a Power greater than ourselves…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week ago

    APRIL 10 Reflection for the Day
    Change is the characteristic of all growth, from reckless action to thoughtfulness, from dishonesty to honesty, from conflict to serenity, from childish dependence to adult responsibility – all this and infinitely more represent change for the better. Only God is unchanging; only God has all the truth there i…[Read more]

  • Kev posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week ago

    Vad day today, first time since aug last year and I feel so awful…..
    I knew it was wrong but still did it. All time low point ….

    • Ken L replied 1 week ago

      Glad you are reaching out.
      Hope you keep coming back and maybe join us on Monday 10 pm est in the chatroom for a GA type meeting.
      Take care and stay well
      Ken L GRCG

  • mark5379 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week ago

    day 1 week 1

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 1 day ago

    APRIL 9 Reflection for the Day

    Faith is more than our greatest gift; sharing it with others is our greatest responsibility. May we in the Gamblers Anonymous Program continually seek the wisdom and the willingness by which we may well fulfill the immense trust which the Giver of all perfect gifts has placed in our hands.

    If you pray, why worry?…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 2 days ago

    APRIL 8 Reflection for the Day

    Time after time, we learn in Gamblers Anonymous, newcomers try to keep to themselves “shoddy facts” about their lives. Trying to avoid the humbling experience of the Fifth Step, they turn to a seemingly easier and softer way. Almost invariably, they slip. Having persevered with the rest of the Program, they then won…[Read more]

  • John1234 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 2 days ago

    Hi all ,

    Just recently told my wife and family that I slipped and gambled again. This already happened last year and was very difficult to get through.

    I gave in as the mind attacks were relentless. Now I’ve hurt them all so much and it’s difficult to believe that I can get to a place where it’s better

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 3 days ago

    April 7 Reflection for the Day

    Our spiritual and emotional growth in the Gamblers Anonymous Program doesn’t depend so deeply upon success as it does upon our failures and setbacks. If we bear this in mind, a relapse can have the effect of kicking us upstairs, instead of down. We in the Program have had no better teacher than Old Man Adversity, e…[Read more]

  • Filiz Swarts posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 3 days ago

    Mijn naam is Filiz Swarts, ik kom uit Amsterdam Nederland, ik heb gestudeerd aan de Universite­it Leiden en ik werk in de amazon bellen nederland.

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 4 days ago

    APRIL 6 Reflection for the Day

    What do we say to a person who has slipped, or one who calls for help? We can carry the message, if the person is willing to listen; we can share our experience, strength, and hope. Perhaps the most important thing we can do, however, is to tell the person that we love him or her, that we’re truly happy he or she i…[Read more]

  • cnw18 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 4 days ago

    Please unsubscribe me from email notifications.
    Tjanks!

    • Hi cnw
      To stop receiving emails from the site you have to do that on your own.
      When you sign into community at the top of of the page you will see
      Manage Email Notification Options and from there you can change to not
      receive messages
      Hope this helps
      Manage
      Manage Email Notification Options
      Manage
      Email Subscription Options
      How do you want to…[Read more]

  • rosey posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 4 days ago

    Hey tried to get on to chat uk time 1500. Guessing there was admin stuff going on because i couldn’t get in. Looking forward to sharing with others soon. Peace and love Rosey

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 5 days ago

    APRIL 5 Reflection for the Day

    Still another common thread we invariably see among slippers is that many of them felt dissatisfaction with today. “I forgot we live one day at a time,” or “I began to anticipate the future,” or “I began to plan results, not just plan.” They seem to forget that all we have is NOW. Life continued to get better fo…[Read more]

  • Jayr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 5 days ago

    Hello everyone. Being alone lonely I do have family with beautiful kids r and also beautiful wife. Living Alaska without relatives I was hook with the gambling and I felt it’s getting worse and worse what should I do.

    • Please whatever you do DO NOT GAMBLE. There is hope and healing here. Gambling will not make it better. Mayne for a few hours you feel happy but it os fleeting and leaving you devistated over and over amd over again. Be honest with your loved ones and stay here. We have all been there trust me. You are not alone.

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