MARCH 16 Reflection for the Day
Gamblers Anonymous teaches us that we are emotionally and mentally different from our fellows. We are reminded that the great obsession of every compulsive gambler is to prove that somehow, someday, we will be able to control our gambling. The persistence of this illusion is astonishing, and many pursue it to the gates of prison, insanity, or death.
Have I conceded to my inner self that one bet is too many, and a thousand not enough?
Today I Pray
May I have no illusions about someday becoming a controlled gambler after being an obsessive one. May I muffle any small voice of destructive pride which lies to me, telling me that I can now go back to my former addiction and control it. This is a Program of no return, and I thank God for it.
Today I Will Remember
My goal must be lifelong abstinence – a day at a time.