• kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    JANUARY 1 Reflection for the Day

    In the old days, I saw everything in terms of forever. Endless hours were spent rehashing old mistakes. I tried to take comfort in the forlorn hope that tomorrow “would be different.” As a result, I lived a fantasy life in which happiness was all but nonexistent. No wonder I rarely smiled and hardly ever lau…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    December 31 Reflection of the Day

    God grant me the SERENITY to accept the things I cannot change; COURAGE to change the things I can; and WISDOM to know the difference – living one day at a time; accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; taking this world-full-of-wrongs as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that my Higher Power will m…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    December 30 Reflection of the Day

    My life before coming to Gamblers Anonymous was not unlike the lives of so many of us who were cruelly buffeted and tormented by the power of our addiction. For years, I had been sick and tired. When I became sick and tired of being sick and tired, I finally surrendered and came to the Gamblers Anonymous Program.…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    DECEMBER 28 Reflection for the Day
    The Gamblers Anonymous Program, for me, is not only a safe place and a philosophy, but a highway to freedom. The highway leads me toward my spiritual goal of becoming the person I want to be as the result of these Steps. Sometimes the highway doesn’t get me to the goal as quickly as I might wish, but I try to r…[Read more]

  • pokerpeggy posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    Running out of hope.

    • Plenty of experience, strength and hope at your local Gamblers Anonymous meeting. Why not give it a try? Everything to gain and nothing to lose. Just show up. No reservations needed.

    • And no cost to attend 🙂 always free hugs and coffee

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    DECEMBER 27 Reflection for the Day

    Two words that I became very aware of even during my gambling days are words that I need to take into my recovery: stopping and starting. I must stop gambling and start recovering. I must start looking within, and stop blaming others. I must start tuning in to the will of my Higher Power and stop allowing myself…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    DECEMBER 25 Reflection for the Day

    Today is a special day in more ways than one. It’s a day that God has made, and I’m alive in God’s world. I know that all things in my life this day are an expression of God’s love – the fact that I’m alive, that I’m recovering, and that I’m able to feel the way I feel at this very instant. For me, this will b…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    DECEMBER 24 Reflection for the Day
    We came to Gamblers Anonymous as supplicants, literally at the ends of our ropes. Sooner or later, by practicing GA’s Twelve Steps of Recovery, we discover within ourselves a very precious thing. We uncover a serenity through which we can be comfortable in all places and situations. We gain strength and grow –…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month ago

    DECEMBER 23 Reflection for the Day
    How can I tell if I have begun to be aware of my spirituality. Sometimes the discovery that we are spiritual beings manifests itself in simple, rather than complicated, evidences: emotional maturity; an end to constant and soul-churning resentments; the ability to love and be loved in return; the belief, even…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month ago

    December 22 Reflection for the Day

    “I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.” – Henry David Thoreau. We always had the power to change ourselves and our lives, but prior to coming to Gamblers Anonymous, we had little success in making progress toward any realistic goals…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month ago

    December 21 Reflection for the Day

    Each of us in the Gamblers Anonymous Program can, in our own time and own way, awaken our own spirituality. With this comes the deep-down knowledge that we are no longer alone and helpless, also the deep-down awareness that we’ve learned certain truths that we can now transmit to others, so that perhaps they, t…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month ago

    December 20 Reflection for the Day
    When we compulsively strive for perfection, we invariably injure ourselves. For one thing, we end up creating big problems from little ones. For another, we become frustrated and filled with despair when we’re unable to meet the impossible goals we’ve set for ourselves. And finally, we decrease our cap…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month ago

    December 19 Reflection for the Day
    The Gamblers Anonymous Program teaches me to work for progress, not perfection. That simple admonition gives me great comfort, for it represents a primary way in which my life today is so different from what it used to be. In my former life, perfection – for all its impossibility – was so often my number one g…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month ago

    December 18 Reflection for the Day

    I’m learning – all too slowly, at times – that when I give up the losing battle of trying to run my life in my own way, I gain abiding peace and deep serenity. For many of us, that learning process is a painfully slow one. Eventually, however, I understand that there are only two wills in the world, my will and…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month ago

    December 17 Reflection for the Day

    More and more these days, as I progress in my recovery, I seem to be quietly waiting to hear my Higher Power’s unmistakable voice within me. Prayer is becoming a two-way street – of seeking and listening, of searching and finding. A favourite bit of Scripture for me I, “Be still and know that I am God.”…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month, 1 week ago

    DECEMBER 15 Reflection for the Day
    Some people are such worriers that they feel sorry about the fact that they have nothing to worry about. Newcomers in the Gamblers Anonymous Program sometimes feel, for example, “This is much too good to last.” Most of us, however, have plenty of real things to worry about – old standbys like debts, health, death…[Read more]

  • anna posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month, 1 week ago

    Very sad I lost $$ I shouldn’t of

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month, 1 week ago

    DECEMBER 14 Reflection for the Day

    Some of us in Gamblers Anonymous are inclined to make the mistake of thinking that the few moments we spend in prayer and meditation – in “talking with God” – are all that count. The truth is that the attitude we maintain throughout the entire day is just as important. If we place ourselves in God’s hands in…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month, 1 week ago

    December 13 Reflection for the Day

    A friend in Gamblers Anonymous told me of a favorite hymn from her childhood: “Open my eyes that I may see glimpses of truth Thou hast for me.” In actuality, that is what the GA Program has done for me – it has opened my eyes so that I have come to see the true nature of my gambling addiction, as well as the t…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month, 1 week ago

    DECEMBER 12 Reflection for the Day
    These days, if I go through an experience that is new and demanding, I can do so in a spirit of confidence and trust. Thanks to Gamblers Anonymous and the Twelve Steps of Recovery, I’ve come to know that God is with me in all places and in all endeavors. His Spirit is in me as well as in the people around me. A…[Read more]

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