• Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 18 hours, 43 minutes ago

    MARCH 5 Reflection for the Day

    Before I became clean in Gamblers Anonymous, I blamed all my problems on other people, or on places and things. Now I’m learning to look squarely at each difficulty, not seeking whom to “blame,” but to discover how my attitude helped create my problem or aggravate it. I must also learn to face the consequences of my…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 18 hours ago

    MARCH 4 Reflection for the Day

    We may not know any specifics about the activities of today; we may not know whether we’ll be alone or with others. We may feel the day contains too much time – or not enough. We may be facing tasks we’re eager to complete, or tasks we’ve been resisting. Though the details of each person’s day differ, each day holds…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 days, 18 hours ago

    MARCH 3 Reflection for the Day

    I’ve begun to understand myself better since I’ve come to Gamblers Anonymous. One of the most important things I’ve learned is that opinions aren’t facts. Just because I feel that a thing is so doesn’t necessarily make it so. “Men are not worried by things,” wrote the Greek philosopher Epictetus, “but by their…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted a new activity comment 2 days, 18 hours ago

    Hi Peter
    Hang in there and try to just stay in today.
    Good not to look too far back or too far ahead.

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 18 hours ago

    MARCH 2 Reflection for the Day

    Why don’t I spend part of today thinking about my assets, rather than my liabilities? Why not think about victories, instead of defeats – about the ways in which I am gentle and kind? It’s always been my tendency to fall into a sort of cynical self-hypnosis, putting derogatory labels on practically everything I’ve…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days, 18 hours ago

    MARCH 1 Reflection for the Day

    Now that we’re free and no longer gambling, we have so much more control over our thinking. More than anything, we’re able to alter our attitudes. Some members of Gamblers Anonymous, in fact, choose to think of the letters GA as an abbreviation for “Great Attitude.” In the bad old days, I almost always respond…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 days, 4 hours ago

    FEBRUARY 28 Reflection for the Day

    We have learned from others in Gamblers Anonymous that the chief activator of our defects has been self-centered fear – mainly fear that we would lose something we already possessed or that we would fail to get something we demanded. Living on the basis of unsatisfied demands, we obviously were in a state of c…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted a new activity comment 6 days, 6 hours ago

    Hi Gigi
    Welcome to Gamtalk. No one here is going to judge because we have all been where you are at some point in our gambling addiction.
    Hope you will keep coming back and check out the 3 meetings we have on Mondays at 10 pm est Tuesdays 9pm est and Fridays 10 pm est. Also if you go into the chat room and no one is around post how you are doing /…[Read more]

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

    FEBRUARY 27 Reflection for the Day
    If I live just one day at a time, I won’t so quickly entertain fears of what might happen tomorrow. As long as I’m concentrating on today’s activities, there won’t be room in my mind for worrying, I’ll try to fill every minute of this day with something good – seen, heard, or accomplished. Then, when the day is…[Read more]

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

    FEBRUARY 26 Reflection for the Day

    “What if…” How often we hear these words from newcomers to the Gamblers Anonymous Program. How often, in fact, we tend to say them ourselves. “What if I lose my job?” “What if my car breaks down?” “What if I get sick and can’t work?” “What if my child gets hooked on drugs?” What if – anything our desperate im…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted a new activity comment 1 week ago

    Thanks for sharing that Bran
    Glad you are here.

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

    February 25 Reflection of the Day

    Before we came to Gamblers Anonymous, fear ruled our lives. Tyrannized by our addictions and obsessions, we feared everything and everybody. We feared ourselves and, perhaps most of all, feared fear itself. These days, when I am able to accept the help of my Higher Power, it makes me feel capable of doing…[Read more]

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

    FEBRUARY 24 Reflection for the Day

    I can banish fear by realizing the truth. Am I afraid to be alone? This fear can be banished by the realization that I am never alone, that God is always with me wherever I am and whatever I do. Am I afraid that I won’t have enough money to meet my needs? This fear can be banished by the realization that God i…[Read more]

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

    FEBRUARY 23 Reflection for the Day

    The Twelve Steps teach us that, as faith grows, so does security. The terrifying fear of nothingness begins to subside. As we work the Program, we find that the basic antidote for fear is a spiritual awakening. We lose the fear of making decisions, for we realize that, if our choice proves wrong, we can learn…[Read more]

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

    FEBRUARY 22 Reflection for the Day
    When I came to Gamblers Anonymous, I found people who knew exactly what I meant when I spoke finally of my fears. They had been where I had been; they understood. I’ve since learned that many of my fears have to do with projection. It’s normal, for example, to have a tiny “back burner” fear that the person…[Read more]

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

    FEBRUARY 21 Reflection for the Day

    Do I waste my time and energy wrestling with situations that aren’t actually worth a second thought? Like Don Quixote, the bemused hero of Spanish literature, do I imagine windmills as menacing giants, battling them until I am ready to drop from exhaustion? Today I’ll not allow my imagination to build small tro…[Read more]

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

    FEBRUARY 20 Reflection for the Day

    As we are restored to health and become increasingly able to live comfortably in the real world without gambling, we begin to see many things in a new light. Many of us have come to realize, for example, that anger, comes disguised in many shapes and colors: intolerance, sarcasm, distrust, anxiety, envy,…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted a new activity comment 1 week, 6 days ago

    Hi Teri
    Glad you are reaching out.
    If you are free tonight at 10 pm est we are holding a GA type meeting in the regular chatroom. The topic for the meetingis going to be ” What about My Old Friends? or whatever is on your mind or in your heart ”

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

    FEBRUARY 19 Reflection for the Day

    When people say rash or ugly things, we sometimes say they are “forgetting themselves,” meaning they’re forgetting their best selves in a sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury. If I remember the kind of person I want to be, hopefully I won’t “forget myself” and yield to a fit of temper. I’ll believe that the posi…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    Hi Camille
    Good start coming.
    Takes lots of courage to reach out.
    If you are free tomorrow night we have an online GA type meeting at 10 pm est
    Incidentally the topic for the meeting is “is going to be ” What about My Old Friends? or whatever is on your mind or in your heart ”
    Hope you can join us.
    God Bless
    YBIR

    • Hi Ken, thanks for reaching out and I will definitely be available.

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