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

    MAY 23 Reflection for the Day
    When newcomers to Gamblers Anonymous experience the first startling feeling that they’re truly among friends, they also wonder – with almost a sense of terror – if the feeling is real. Will it last? Those of us who’ve been in the Program a few years can assure any newcomer at a meeting that it is very real indeed, and…[Read more]

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

    MAY 22 Reflection for the Day
    When I first listened to people in Gamblers Anonymous talking freely and honestly about themselves, I was stunned. Their stories of their own gambling escapades, of their own secret fears, and of their own gnawing loneliness were literally mind-blowing for me. I discovered – and hardly dared believe it at first – that…[Read more]

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

    MAY 21 Reflection for the Day

    “The language of friendship is not words, but meanings,”wrote Thoreau. Life indeed takes on new meanings, as well as new meaning in the Gamblers Anonymous Program. To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a Fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends – this is…[Read more]

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

    May 20 Reflection for the Day

    Compulsive gambling is a lonely disease;although it may have seemed that we were part of the lights-and-action crowd,we were often tortured by loneliness.Even before the end of our gambling days – before the debts and the guilt showed us how unmanageable our lives had become – nearly all of us felt that we didn’t…[Read more]

  • kenl posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Glad you are back Blossom Hope to see you in chat

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

    May 19 Reflection for the Day

    “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us,”wrote Oliver Wendell Holmes.I was never able to look at what was within me until I came to Gamblers Anonymous and I heard my story told.Then I no longer had my “uniqueness” to hide behind.What was more,the person seemed a…[Read more]

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

    MAY 18 Reflection for the Day

    I considered myself a “loner” in the days when I was gambling. Although I was often with other people – saw them, heard them, touched them – most of my important dialogues were with my inner self. I was certain that nobody else would ever understand. Considering my former opinion of myself, it’s likely that I didn’t…[Read more]

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

    MAY 17 Reflection for the Day

    If we felt guilty, degraded, or ashamed of either our addiction itself or the things we did while “in action,” that served to magnify our feelings of being outcasts. On occasion, we secretly feared or actually believed that we deserved every painful feeling; we thought, at times, that we truly were outsiders. The…[Read more]

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

    MAY 16 Reflection for the Day

    Many of us in the Gamblers Anonymous Program share the memory that we originally gambled to “belong,” to “be a big shot,” or to “be a part of the crowd.” Others of us fueled our addictions in order to “get in” – to feel, at least for a short time, that we fitted in with the rest of the human race. Sometimes, our…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    May 15 Reflection for the Day

    Looking back at those last desperate days before I came to Gamblers Anonymous, I remember more than anything the feelings of loneliness and isolation. Even when I was surrounded by people, including my own family, the sense of “aloneness” was overwhelming. Even when I tried to act sociable and wore the mask of…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    MAY 14 Reflection for the Day
    “A very popular error – having the courage of one’s convictions; rather it is a matter of having the courage for an attack upon one’s convictions,” wrote Nietzsche. The Gamblers Anonymous Program is helping me get rid of my old ideas by sharing with others and working the Twelve Steps. Having made a searching and…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    MAY 13 Reflection for the Day

    When a person wakes up each morning and rises, with nerves screaming and sick at heart, to face frightening reality; when a person stumbles through the day in a pit of despair, wishing to die, but refusing to die; when a person gets up the next day and does it all over again – well, that takes guts. That takes a kind…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    MAY 12 Reflection for the Day

    My courage must come each day, as does my desire to avoid a single bet, a single addictive act. It must be a continuing courage, without deviations and procrastination, without rashness, and without fear of obstacles. This would seem like a large order indeed, were it not for the fact that it is confined to this one…[Read more]

  • kenl posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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    Try this link Naya as they have zoom meeting every couple of hours. On face book called ” All bets are off ”

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    MAY 11 Reflection for the Day

    Now that I know I can no longer use false courage that is really bravado, I seek and pray for twenty-four-hour courage to change the things I can. Obviously, this isn’t the kind of courage that will make me a strong and brave person for life, able to handle any and all situations courageously. Rather, what I need is…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    MAY 10 Reflection for the Day

    As the doubter tries the process of prayer, he would do well to add up the results. If he persists, he’ll almost surely find more serenity, more tolerance, less fear, and less anger. He’ll acquire a quiet courage-the kind that isn’t tension-ridden. He’ll be able to look at “failure” and “success” for what they really…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    MAY 9 Reflection for the Day

    “Perfect courage,” wrote La Rochefocauld, “means doing unwitnessed what we would be capable of with the world looking on.” As we grow in the Gamblers Anonymous Program, we recognize persistent fear for what it is, and we become able to handle it. We begin to see each adversity as a God-given opportunity to develop…[Read more]

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

    MAY 8 Reflection for the Day

    I’ve learned in the Gamblers Anonymous Program that I need not apologize to anyone for depending upon God as I understand Him. In fact, I now have good reason to disbelieve those who think spirituality is the way of weakness. For me, it is the way of strength. The verdict of the ages is that men and women of faith s…[Read more]

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

    MAY 7 Reflection for the Day
    If I believe that it’s hopeless to expect any improvement in my life, I’m doubting the power of God. If I believe I have reason for despair, I’m confessing personal failure, for I do have the power to change myself; nothing can prevent it but my own unwillingness. I can learn in the Gamblers Anonymous Program to avail…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 months ago

    May 6 Reflection for the Day

    So many of us suffer from despair. Yet we don’t realize that despair is purely the absence of faith. As long as we’re willing to turn to God for help in our difficulties, we cannot despair. When we’re troubled and can’t see a way out, it’s only because we imagine that all solutions depend on us. The Gamblers Anonymous…[Read more]

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