• kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 23 hours, 16 minutes ago

    December 6 Reflection for the Day

    When I finally convince myself to let go of a problem that’s been tearing me apart – when I take the action to set aside my will and let God handle the problem – my torment subsides immediately. If I continue to stay out of my own way, then solutions begin to unfold and reveal themselves. More and more, I’m c…[Read more]

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

    December 5 Reflection for the Day

    N. Eldon Tanner has said, “Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.” For most recovering gamblers, service itself is a privilege, a privilege we’ve been given along with our new lease on life. Sponsorship, calling new members, or answering calls from new members sometimes takes a lot…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 days, 22 hours ago

    December 4 Reflection for the Day

    Most of us in Gamblers Anonymous are far more comfortable with the determination that we won’t make that first bet today, than we are with the “vow” that we’ll never gamble again. Saying “I intend never to gamble again” is quite different from saying “I’ll never gamble again.” The latter statement is far…[Read more]

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

    having the worse day parents wont be supportive and becoming more abusive?

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

    December 3 Reflection for the Day

    Our ancient enemy, self-will, wears a mask confronting me with this sort of rationalization Why do I have to lean on God? Hasn’t He already given me the intelligence to think for myself? I have to pause when such thoughts creep into my mind, remembering that I’ve never really been able to bring about the res…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days, 23 hours ago

    December 2 Reflection for the Day

    Once at a meeting held in a church, I saw a stained glass window on which was written, “God Is Love.” For some reason, my mind transposed the words into “Love is God.” either way is correct and true, I realized, looking about me and becoming even more conscious of the spirit of love and Power in the small meeting…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 days, 23 hours ago

    DECEMBER 1 Reflection for the Day

    “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit,” – Aristotle. By repeating my gambling acts, I became progressively more likely to do them again and again. By repeatedly attending meetings, talking with my Higher Power, sharing my feelings, and keeping connected with Gamblers Anony…[Read more]

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

    NOVEMBER 30 Reflection for the Day

    If you’re a negative thinker and are not yet ready to do an about-face, here are some guidelines that can keep you miserable for just as long as you wish to remain so. First, don’t go to Gamblers Anonymous meetings. If you somehow find yourself at a meeting, keep you mouth (and your mind) shut and your hands in…[Read more]

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

    NOVEMBER 29 Reflection for the Day

    Contrary to what some people think, the slogan “Let Go and Let God” isn’t an expression of apathy, an attitude of defeatism, or an unwillingness to accept responsibility. Those who turn their backs on their problems are not “letting go and letting God,” but, instead, are abandoning their commitment to act on Go…[Read more]

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

    NOVEMBER 27 Reflection for the Day
    The Gamblers Anonymous Program shows us how to transform the pipe-dreams of our pasts into a comfortable reality and true sense of purpose, together with a growing consciousness of the power of God in our lives. It’s all right to keep our heads in the clouds with Him, we’re taught, but our feet should remain fir…[Read more]

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

    NOVEMBER 26 Reflection for the Day

    During our first days in Gamblers Anonymous, we got rid of the trappings and environments of gambling. We had to get rid of these, for we knew they surely would have killed us. We got rid of the situations, but we couldn’t get rid of our addiction until we took further action. So we also had to learn to toss s…[Read more]

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

    NOVEMBER 25 Reflection for the Day
    “What you have may seem small; you desire so much more. See children thrusting their hands into a narrow necked jar, striving to pull out the sweets. If they fill the hand, they cannot pull it out and then they fall to tears. When they let go a few, they can draw out the rest. You, too, let your desire go; c…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 6 days ago

    NOVEMBER 24 Reflection for the Day

    Although we came to Gamblers Anonymous to deal with a specific problem, we soon became aware that we would find not only freedom from addiction, but freedom to live in the real world without fear and frustration. We learned that the solutions are within ourselves. With the help of my Higher Power, I can enrich…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 6 days ago

    NOVEMBER 22 Reflection for the Day

    “We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess,” wrote de Tocqueville, “but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.” We learn in Gamblers Anonymous that our defects do have value – to the extent that we use them as a starting point for change and a pathway to better…[Read more]

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

    NOVEMBER 1 Reflection for the Day
    Those whom I most respect in the Gamblers Anonymous Program – and, in turn, those from whom I’ve learned the most – seem convinced that pride is, as one person put it, the “root-sin.” In moral theology, pride is the first of the seven deadly sins. It is also considered the most serious, standing apart from the…[Read more]

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

    NOVEMBER 20 Reflection for the Day

    I’ve come to measure success in a whole new way. My success today isn’t limited by social or economic benchmarks. Success is mine today, no matter what the undertaking, when I tap the power of God within me and allow myself to be an open channel for the expression of His good. The spirit of success works thr…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    NOVEMBER 19 Reflection for the Day

    I no longer argue with people who believe that satisfaction of our natural desires is the primary purpose of life. It’s not our business in Gamblers Anonymous to knock material achievement. When we stop and think about it, no group of people ever made a worse mess of trying to live by that “la dolce vita” formu…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    NOVEMBER 18 Reflection for the Day

    “Nothing is enough to the man for whom enough is too little,” wrote the Greek philosopher Epicurus. Now that we’re free from gambling, and are building our self-respect and winning back the esteem of family and friends, we have to avoid becoming smug about our new-found success. For most of us success has alway…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    NOVEMBER 17 Reflection for the Day

    Many of us recovering compulsive gamblers stubbornly cling to false ideas and positions simply because we fear we’d be left defenseless if we admitted having been wrong. The thought of “backing down” still seems distasteful to some of us. But we come to learn that our self-esteem soars when we’re able to push pr…[Read more]

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