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

    APRIL 25 Reflection for the Day
    I have much more to be grateful for than I realize. Too often, I don’t remember to give thought to all the things in my life that I could enjoy and appreciate. Perhaps I don’t take time for this important meditation because I’m too preoccupied with my own so-called woes. I allow my mind to overflow with griev…[Read more]

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

    APRIL 24 Reflection for the Day
    We come to know in the Gamblers Anonymous Program that there is no deeper satisfaction and no greater joy than in a Twelfth Step well done. To watch the eyes of men and women open with wonder as they move from darkness to light, to see their lives quickly fill with new purpose and meaning, and above all to watch…[Read more]

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

    APRIL 23 Reflection for the Day
    No matter what it is that seems to be our need or problem, we can find something to rejoice in, something for which to give thanks. It is not God who needs to be thanked, but we who need to be thankful. Thankfulness opens new doors to good in our life. Thankfulness creates a new heart and a new spirit in us.

    Do I…[Read more]

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

    APRIL 22 Reflection for the Day
    As I attend meetings of the Gamblers Anonymous Program, may my eyes open wider and wider. Other people’s problems make mine look small, yet they are facing them with courage and confidence. Others are trapped in situations as bad as mine, but they bear their troubles with more fortitude. By going to meetings, I f…[Read more]

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

    APRIL 21 Reflection for the Day
    Can I be wholeheartedly grateful for today? If so, I’m opening doors to more and more abundant good. What if I can’t be thankful for the “rain” that has fallen in my life—for the so-called bad times? What then? I can begin by giving thanks for all the sunshine I can remember, and for every blessing that has come…[Read more]

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

    APRIL 20 Reflection for the Day
    “If a person continues to see only giants,” wrote Anais Nin, “it means he is still looking at the world through the eyes of a child.” During this twenty-four-hour period, I won’t allow myself to be burdened by thoughts of giants and monsters—of things that are past. I won’t concern myself about tomorrow unti…[Read more]

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

    APRIL 19 Reflection for the Day
    As we continue to make these vital choices and so move toward these high aspirations, our reality returns and our compulsion vanishes. We learn, in the words of Plutarch, that, “A pleasant and happy life does not come from external things. Man draws from within himself, as from a spring, pleasure and joy.”

    Am I lea…[Read more]

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

    APRIL 18 Reflection for the Day
    We in Gamblers Anonymous know full well the futility of trying to overcome our addiction by will power alone. At the same time, we do know that it takes great willingness to adopt the Program’s Twelve Steps as a way of life that can restore us to a normal way of thinking and living. No matter how severe our a…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    APRIL 17 Reflection for the Day
    The Gamblers Anonymous Program teaches me to remain on guard against impatience, lapses into self-pity, and resentments of the words and deeds of others. Though I must never forget what it used to be like, neither should I permit myself to take tormenting excursions into the past—merely for the sake of s…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month, 2 weeks 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. This…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month, 2 weeks 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]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month, 2 weeks 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]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month, 2 weeks 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 an imperat…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month, 2 weeks 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 whom…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month, 2 weeks 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? If…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month, 3 weeks 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…[Read more]

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

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

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