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

    July 28 Reflection for the Day

    We learn the value of meditation in the Gamblers Anonymous Program. As the beginning of the Eleventh Step suggests, we sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious with God as we understood Him. One of the great values of meditation is that it clears the mind. And as the mind becomes clearer, it…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Hi Michael
    Glad you are reaching out.
    Suggest you find a GA meeting in your area and counseling.
    And tomorrow night at 9 pm est there is a session moderated by a problem gambling outreach worker.
    You can ask questions of the counselor or other members there what they are doing to recovery from
    their addiction. And if you are interested I send out…[Read more]

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

    JULY 27 Reflection for the Day

    Over and over, I see that those who make the best and steadiest progress in the Gamblers Anonymous Program of Recovery are those who readily accept the help of a Higher Power. Once they can do that, it’s easier for them to get out of their own way. Their problems then seem to resolve themselves in a way that is b…[Read more]

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

    JULY 26 Reflection for the Day

    Now that I avail myself of the letters H-O-W suggested by friends in the Gamblers Anonymous Program – Honesty, Open-Mindedness, Willingness – I see things in a new light. In ways that I couldn’t have predicted and surely never expected, I’ve come to see things quite differently than I did before coming to GA. I f…[Read more]

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

    JULY 25 Reflection for the Day

    The slogans used in Gamblers Anonymous are seemingly clear and simple. Yet they may still have different meanings for different people, according to their own experiences and reactions to the words and ideas. Take, for example, the slogan “Let Go and Let God.” For some people, it may suggest that all we have to do…[Read more]

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

    JULY 23 Reflection for the Day

    Today I’ll try to settle for less than I wish were possible, and be willing to not only accept it but to appreciate it. Today, I’ll not expect too much of anyone – especially myself. I’ll try to remember that contentment comes from gratefully accepting the good that comes to us, and not from being furious at life…[Read more]

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

    JULY 22 Reflection for the Day

    Gamblers Anonymous has taught me that the essence of all growth for me is a willingness to change for the better. Following that, I must have further willingness to shoulder whatever responsibility this entails, and to take courageously every action that is required.

    “I am and know and will;

    I am knowing and…[Read more]

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

    JULY 21 Reflection for the Day

    When we’re faced with some condition or situation not to our liking, how can we have faith that all things are working together for good? Perhaps we have to ask ourselves just what is faith. Faith has its foundation in truth and love. We can have faith, if we so choose, no matter what the situation. And, if we so…[Read more]

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

    JULY 21 Reflection for the Day

    When we’re faced with some condition or situation not to our liking, how can we have faith that all things are working together for good? Perhaps we have to ask ourselves just what is faith. Faith has its foundation in truth and love. We can have faith, if we so choose, no matter what the situation. And, if we so…[Read more]

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

    JULY 20 Reflection for the Day

    “It is the privilege of wisdom to listen,” Oliver Wendell Holmes once wrote. If I try as hard as I can to cultivate the art of listening – uncritically and without making premature judgments – chances are great that I’ll progress more rapidly in my recovery. If I try as hard as I can to listen to the feelings and…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Maybe ask some of your family and folks close to your wife and tell her what’s going on
    and what you lost. Don’t have to mention an amount to the group but when you are alone
    later you can share the amount. Having some family there may lessen the shock.
    Also suggest you find some counseling a GA meeting and turn your finances and pay over to your…[Read more]

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

    JULY 19 Reflection for the Day

    Many of us come to the Gamblers Anonymous Program professing that we’re agnostic or atheistic. As someone once put it, our will to disbelieve is so strong that we prefer a date with the undertaker to an experimental and open-minded search for a Higher Power. Fortunately for those of us with closed minds, the…[Read more]

    • Mags replied 2 months ago

      I’m spiritual. Love God. 40 yrs sobriety, by the grace of God, yet here I am with a gambling addiction. Go figure. I guess God isn’t finished with me yet. Must need more life lessons. Part of the process of life and learning.

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

    JULY 18 Reflection for the Day

    Very few of us know what we really want, and none of us knows what is best for us. That knowledge is in the hands of God. This is a fact I must ultimately accept, in spite of my rebelliousness and stubborn resistance. From this day forward, I’ll limit my prayers to requests for guidance, an open mind to receive it,…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Hey Sam
    Congrats on reaching out.
    A big step in starting recovery from Compulsive Gambling
    I have included a link to a free gambling site blocker.
    Also find a GA meeting and counseling and if a person does
    both if increases their of staying in a healthy recovery by 75%

    https://betblocker.org/

  • Ken L posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Hi Ally
    Glad you are reaching out for support
    Suggest you find a Gamblers Anonymous in your area as well as counseling.
    And if you are interested I host a GA type meeting on Monday nights at 10 pm est in the Gamtalk chatroom
    Also if you send me an email at ken.lambon@rogers.com I will send you two daily recovery focused messages.
    I find they help…[Read more]

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

    JULY 17 Reflection for the Day

    For my own good, I’ll go to meetings and participate in discussions with an open mind that’s ready to receive and accept new ideas. For my own peace of mind and comfort, I’ll determinedly try to apply those new ideas to my own life. I’ll remember that the Gamblers Anonymous Program offers me the instruction and…[Read more]

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

    JULY 16 Reflection for the Day

    Long experience has proved that the Gamblers Anonymous Program and Twelve Steps will work for any person who approaches them with an open mind. We have to remember that we can’t expect miracles overnight; after all, it took years to create the situation in which we find ourselves today. I’ll try to be less hasty in…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    Hi Kimann
    19 years old I was exactly where you are today.
    Found myself some counseling and a GA group in my area
    Today I haven’t placed a bet One Day At A Time.
    My life isn’t perfect but my worst day today is still better then my best day gambling.
    In truth there wasn’t many good times gambling.
    Hope you will reach out to Gamblers Anonymous and…[Read more]

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

    July 15 Reflection for the Day

    Faced with almost certain destruction by our addiction to gambling, we eventually had no choice but to become open-minded on spiritual matters. In that sense, the multitude of ways we used to bet and wager were potent persuaders; they finally whipped us into a state of reasonableness. We came to learn that when we…[Read more]

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

    July 14 Reflection for the Day

    Conditioned as we are by our old ideas and old ways of living, it’s understandable that we tend to resist certain suggestions made to us when we first come to the Gamblers Anonymous Program. If that’s the case, there’s no need to reject such suggestions permanently ; it’s better, we’ve found, just temporarily to…[Read more]

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