• kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 hours, 35 minutes ago

    June 19th Hazelden Thought for the Day

    Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
    —Helen Keller

    When a man looks at his life and at the lives of others, it is clear that pain is part of life. We cannot escape this tragic truth; our growth and our wholeness must include it because our recovery stresses h…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 13 hours, 29 minutes ago

    JUNE 19 Reflection for the Day

    The Gamblers Anonymous Program teaches us that only one consideration should qualify our desire to completely disclose the damage we’ve done. And that’s where a full revelation would seriously harm the one to whom we’re making amends – or, just as important, others close to that person. We can hardly unload a d…[Read more]

  • jboy48 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day ago

    I am new. Just joined. Looking for a starting point to stop my gambling habits.

    • Glad you are here jboy
      Suggest you find a counselor to work with and also find a GA meeting near.
      And make daily visits to the chat room here and even if no one is around
      share your thoughts and feelings and your day went.
      And if you are interested I send out a couple of daily recovery
      focused messages to start the day off. If you want to try…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 4 hours ago

    June 18th Hazelden Thought of the Day

    Being Vulnerable

    Part of recovery means learning to share ourselves with other people. We learn to admit our mistakes and expose our imperfections – not so that others can fix us, rescue us, or feel sorry for us, but so we can love and accept ourselves. This sharing is a catalyst in healing and…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 12 hours ago

    JUNE 18 Reflection for the Day

    I believe today that I have a right to make spiritual progress. I have a right to be emotionally mature. I have a right to take pleasure in my own company, and that makes me more pleasant to be with. I also have a right to become willing – deeply willing, entirely willing – to make amends to all those I’ve harmed.…[Read more]

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

    June 17th Hazelden Thought for the Day

    Wisdom never kicks at the iron walls it can’t bring down.
    —Olive Schreiner

    God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change. Many times – yesterday, last week, today, and even tomorrow – we’ll come face-to-face with a seemingly intolerable situation. The compulsion to change the s…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 days, 14 hours ago

    June 17 Reflection for the Day

    Readiness to take the full consequences of our past acts,and to take responsibility for the well-being of others at the same time,is the very spirit of Step Nine.A casual apology,on the one hand,will rarely suffice in making amends to one we have harmed;a true change of attitude,in contrast,can do wonders to make up…[Read more]

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

    Did you ever feel robotic while gambling? I think that feeling is surely ‘addiction’.

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

    June 16th Hazelden Thought for the Day

    It’s not hard. When I’m not hittin’, I don’t hit nobody. But when I’m hittin’, I hit anybody!
    —Willie Mays

    It seems like some days everything goes our way. Everything falls together in a way that makes life easier for us. Other days are just the opposite; on a bad day we seem to be all thumbs. In our s…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 11 hours 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]

  • tara posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days ago

    If you or I feel badly emotionally and go to drown sorrows in a gambling exp. It only gets worse. If you or I feel optimal or are celebrating and we engage in gambling to stay on that high we fall down miserably left with nothing to celebrate. If you or I are compulsive gamblers, this is how it always will pan out.

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

    June 15th Hazelden Thought for the Day

    A father is a thousand schoolmasters.
    —Louis Nizer

    We carry our fathers within us in ways we may not notice. When we do notice this in our thoughts and actions, we can use this relationship as a source of strength. When we hear a critical mental message saying we didn’t perform well enough, is it a f…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days, 12 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]

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

    June 14th Hazelden Thought for the Day

    Fear not that life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning.
    –J. H. Newman

    Our fears lock us up if we let them. They can prevent us from tasting adventure, from experiencing new wonders. We are often terrified of unknowns and fret about what might happen if we try…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 days, 11 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 behavior has been far from sane or even reasonable. As soon as we can make…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 6 days, 4 hours ago

    June 13th Hazelden Thought of the Day

    Everyday . . . life confronts us with new problems to be solved which force us to adjust our old programs accordingly.
    —Dr. Ann Faraday

    Facing the day straight on is occasionally difficult to do. There are those days we feel like crawling under the covers and staying there, certain that we can’t handle w…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 6 days, 4 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]

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

    June 12th Hazelden Thought for the Day

    The more a diamond is cut, the more it sparkles.
    —Anonymous

    There is something of value to be found even in the worst of things. Consider the oyster. When a grain of sand penetrates an oyster’s shell, it irritates the oyster, making it uncomfortable. The oyster relieves the pain by coating the sand w…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week 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]

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

    June 11th Hazelden Thought for the Day

    Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength.
    —A. J. Cronin

    There is always something to worry about. What if it rains tomorrow on the family picnic? What if the baby gets sick and we can’t go? What if we can’t find a shady spot for our lunch table? Will the water be too c…[Read more]

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