• Ken L posted a new activity comment 10 hours, 12 minutes ago

    Hi Elisoreal
    Here is a link to a 24/7 helpline out of the US or if you aren’t in the USA google Gamblers Anonymous and click on International meeting. And please feel free to email me with any questions you have
    Ken L Gamtalk Moderator

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 10 hours, 15 minutes ago

    June 16 Reflection for the Day

    The Ninth Step of the Gamblers Anonymous Program is:”Made direct amends to such people wherever possible,except when to do so would injure them or others.”To make restitution for the wrongs we’ve done can be extremely difficult,to say the least;if nothing else,it deflates our egos and batters our pride.Yet that in…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 11 hours ago

    June 15 Reflection for the Day

    Learning how to live in peace and partnership – with all men and women – is a fascinating and often very moving adventure. But each of us in Gamblers Anonymous has found that we’re not able to make much headway in our new adventure of living until we first take the time to make an accurate and unsparing survey of…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted a new activity comment 1 day, 22 hours ago

    Hi Denis
    My first Gamblers Anonymous Sponsor stole way far more then that but because before he went before the courts he had started seeing a problem gambling counselor and attend GA. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers that you can do house arrest.
    Ken L GRCG

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 days, 9 hours ago

    June 14 Reflection for the Day

    Somewhere along the line, as we become more involved in the Gamblers Anonymous Program, we reach a sharp awareness of the growth-value of honesty and candour. When this happens, one of the first things we’re able to admit is that our past behaviour has been far from sane or even reasonable. As soon as we can make…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 9 hours ago

    June 13 Reflection for the Day

    I don’t believe that the Gamblers Anonymous Program and the Twelve Steps work because I read it in a book, or because I hear other people say so. I believe it because I see other people recovering and because I know that I, too, am recovering. No longer do I believe that I am “helpless and hopeless.” When I see the…[Read more]

    • Amen brother. Just think of the useful progress that moolah can can make outside the One Armed Bandit’s reach! The joy of addiction is driven by our actions. “Practice makes perfect,” ironically, is key to a joy away from the reach of addiction. There are thousands upon thousands in your corner and on your side brother, may the joy in nature’s…[Read more]

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

    JUNE 12 Reflection for the Day

    Many of us have had difficulty ridding ourselves of the ravages of guilt. During the early days in the Gamblers Anonymous Program, I either misunderstood certain of the Steps, or tried to apply them too quickly and too eagerly. The result was that I increased my feelings of guilt and worthlessness, rather than…[Read more]

    • Amen friend. There is something, always something, that drives deeper than worldly emotions. Sounds like you’re on the right track!

  • Ken L posted a new activity comment 4 days, 22 hours ago

    Hi ReachingOut
    If you are in the US and needed to talk to someone use the link below.
    They have a 24/7 Helpline or call your local Gamblers Anonymous helpline

    Home

  • Ken L posted a new activity comment 4 days, 22 hours ago

    Hi Lifer
    Glad you are reaching out. Maybe see if you can find a Gamblers Anonymous group or some counseling.
    If you are living in the USA check this link to the National Council on Problem Gambling. They have a 24/7 Helpline as well.
    https://www.ncpgambling.org/. And if you are free on Monday nights we hold an online GA type meeting in the…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted a new activity comment 4 days, 22 hours ago

    Hi Nancy
    I am a moderator here at Gamtalk. If you send me an email at ken.lambon@rogers.com and let me know
    where you are located I will try and help you find support/sponsor in your area.
    Ken L YBIR

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days, 22 hours ago

    JUNE 11 Reflection for the Day
    Guilt is a cunning weapon in the armory of the compulsive gambler. We can use the weapon against ourselves in many subtle ways; it can be deftly wielded, for example, in an attempt to convince us that the Gamblers Anonymous Program doesn’t really work. I have to protect myself constantly against guilt and…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 6 days, 10 hours ago

    JUNE 10 Reflection for the Day

    When I least expect it, my keen addictive mind will try to divert me back toward my old ideas and old ways. My mind is expert, in fact, at planting and nourishing negative feelings within me – feelings such as envy, fear, anxiety, or guilt. The minute I spot any of these poisonous feelings rising up, I have to deal…[Read more]

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

    JUNE 9 Reflection for the Day

    Some of us, new in Gamblers Anonymous, couldn’t resist telling anyone who would listen just how “terrible” we were. Just as we often exaggerated our modest accomplishments by pride, so we exaggerated our defects through guilt. Racing about and “confessing all,” we somehow considered the widespread exposure of our…[Read more]

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

    JUNE 8 Reflection for the Day

    A friend in Gamblers Anonymous taught me to look at excessive guilt in a entirely new way, suggesting that guilt was nothing but a sort of reverse pride. A decent regret for what has happened is fine, he said. But guilt, no. I’ve since learned that condemning ourselves for mistakes we’ve made is just as bad as…[Read more]

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

    JUNE 6 Reflection for the Day

    Adjusting myself to things as they are, and being able to love without trying to interfere with or control anyone else, however close to me – that’s one of the important things I search for and can find in Gamblers Anonymous. The learning is sometimes painful; however, the reward is life itself – full and serene.

    Is…[Read more]

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

    JUNE 5 Reflection for the Day

    The Gamblers Anonymous Program teaches me that not too many people can truthfully assert that they love everybody. Most of us have to admit that we’ve loved only a few, and that we’ve been quite indifferent to many. As for the rest, well, we’ve really disliked or hated them. We in Gamblers Anonymous find we need…[Read more]

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

    JUNE 4 Reflection for the Day

    Acceptance is a key. Too often I was unable to accept who I was, and therefore it was impossible to accept others. Before coming to Gamblers Anonymous, I hid from the truth because I was afraid of it. Now with the help of my GA brothers and sisters, I can walk through it. Today I actually find comfort in knowing the…[Read more]

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

    June 3 Reflection for the Day

    “The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves,and not to twist them to fit our own image,”wrote Thomas Merton.”Otherwise,we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.”As I place my self-destructive addiction with a healthy dependence on the Gamblers Anonymous Program and its…[Read more]

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

    June 2nd Reflection for the Day

    In the process of learning to love myself and, in turn, to love others freely with no strings attached ,I’ve begun to understand these words of St. Augustine: “Love slays what we have been, that we may be what we were not. “More and more, I feel the enormous power of such love in the Gamblers Anonymous Program;…[Read more]

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

    June 1 Reflection for the Day

    Slowly, but surely, I’m becoming able to accept other people’s faults as well as their virtues. The Gamblers Anonymous Program is teaching me to “always love the best in others – and never fear their worst.” This is hardly an easy transition from my old way of thinking, but I’m beginning to see that all people -…[Read more]

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