• kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 hour, 31 minutes 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 17 hours, 35 minutes ago

    April 22nd Hazelden Thought for the Day

    Coping With Stress

    Inevitably, there are times of stress in our lives, no matter how long we’ve been in recovery.

    Sometimes, the stress is outside or around us. We’re feeling balanced, but our circumstances are stressful. Sometimes, the stress is within; we feel out of balance.

    When the stress is…[Read more]

  • cam52 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 23 hours, 49 minutes ago

    hey guys,

    just reading some post you guys have entered recently. going to start off with why i am here. i am a 19 year old man who has always had the addictive personality. i play sports so i have always been around gambling with sports betting being so causal around me. so i started off with little 5$ sports tickets, scratch opens, etc. that…[Read more]

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

    April 22 Reflection for the Day

    As I attended 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 day, 13 hours ago

    April 21st Hazelden Thought for the Day

    No one likes a martyr.

    How do we feel around martyrs? Guilty, angry, trapped, negative, and anxious to get away.
    Somehow, many of us have developed the belief that depriving ourselves, not taking care of ourselves, being a victim, and suffering needlessly will get us what we want.

    It is our job to notice…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 days, 1 hour 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 the sunshine I can remember, and for every blessing that has come my w…[Read more]

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

    How are you feeling today?

    • kenl replied 2 days ago

      I am feeling grateful today for my recovery and for the people in my life
      who have supported me in my recovery. Looking forward to celebrating
      my daughter’s Birthday. Hope you all have a nice Easter

    • i hope you had a wonderful weekend and a great easter with your family!

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 days, 15 hours ago

    April 20th Hazelden Thought for the Day

    Hurried and worried until we’re buried
    And there’s no curtain call,
    Life’s a very funny proposition,
    after all.
    —George M. Cohan

    Often, when we involve ourselves in a whirlwind of activities, plans, and expectations, we push ourselves so hard that we don’t derive any satisfaction from success. We n…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 10 hours ago

    April 19th Hazelden Thought for the Day

    Accepting Change

    The winds of change blow through our life, sometimes gently, sometimes like a tropical storm. Yes, we have resting places – time to adjust to another level of living, time to get our balance, time to enjoy the rewards. We have time to catch our breath.

    But change is inevitable and…[Read more]

  • tara posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 13 hours ago

    mind control

    • Your ability to reason and judge something as harmful and dangerous is hyjacked by slots ie. their intentional purpose and design. Addiction by design! Stay away.

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

    APRIL 19 Reflection for the Day

    As we continue to make these vital choices and so move towards 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…[Read more]

  • godseeker1975 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days, 3 hours ago

    I went crazy three weeks ago and got addicted to a casino slot machine. I’ve always bought lottery tickets but the casino made me do questionable things to get money to gamble.

  • debbiea posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days, 9 hours ago

    Here it is day 6, and I\’m fighting a strong urge to go gamble at casino with my $50 reward play. This is the strongest urge I\’ve felt during the past 6 days, and I\’m going bat $hit krazy (YES! crazy with a \”K\”)

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days, 17 hours ago

    April 18th Hazelden Thought for the Day

    To oppose something is to maintain it.
    —Ursula K. LeGuin

    Most of our struggles are with other persons or perhaps situations we want to change. We discover that our continual opposition adds fuel to the fires (at least our own internal ones). But can we turn our backs when we feel justified in our o…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 days, 1 hour 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…[Read more]

  • mjbla27 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 days, 8 hours ago

    Gambling addiction has got to be the worst addiction in existence. I’ve been a gambler for 10 years now and I am in desperation to stop but can not hit the off button unfortunately. It would be nice. I am probably 30 000 $ in debt this year because of gambling and I continue to keep going because it’s ” fun “.
    I am broke, borrowing money from…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 days, 17 hours ago

    April 17th Hazelden Thought for the Day

    I can stand what I know. It’s what I don’t know that frightens me.
    —Frances Newton

    Fear of the unknown, often referred to as free-floating anxiety, catches up to us on occasion. But it needn’t. The program offers us strength whenever we need it, and faith diminishes all fear. It is said that fear c…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 6 days, 2 hours 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 6 days, 17 hours ago

    April 16th Hazelden Thought for the Day

    In the face of an obstacle, which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid.
    —Simone de Beauvoir

    Sudden obstacles, barriers in the way of our progress, doors that unexpectedly close, may confuse, frustrate, and even depress us. The knowledge that we seldom understand just what is best for us c…[Read more]

  • debbiea posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 6 days, 18 hours ago

    I’m a compulsive gambler. My life, including my finances, become unmanageable when I gamble. Taking one day at a time to not start the cycle of insanity all over again by placing that first bet today. Just for today: I choose not to gamble.

    • Did you ever do questionable things for money to gamble. Not stealing but other things?

      • Yes I did. And some of those things are part of the wreckage of my past that I’m still albeit slowly working on cleaning up. I’ve had to come out of retirement to work to pay off multiple finance company loans, payday loans, and repay a government overpayment. But I’m grateful that just for today I didn’t give in to the urge to gamble earlier, my…[Read more]

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