• kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 hours, 26 minutes ago

    OCTOBER 20 Reflection for the Day

    Before I admitted my powerlessness over gambling, I had as much self-worth as a “peeled zero.” I came into Gamblers Anonymous as a nobody who desperately wanted to be a somebody. In retrospect, my self-esteem was shredded, seemingly beyond repair. Gradually, the Program has enabled me to achieve an ever stronger…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 10 hours ago

    OCTOBER 19 Reflection for the Day

    There are countless ways by which my progress and growth in the Gamblers Anonymous Program can be measured. One of the most important is my awareness that I’m no longer compelled, almost obsessively, to go around judging everything and everybody. My only business today is to work on changing myself, rather than…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 days, 10 hours ago

    OCTOBER 18 Reflection for the Day

    Not in my wildest dreams could I have imagined the rewards that would be mine when I first contemplated turning my life and will over to the care of God as I understood Him. Now I can rejoice in the blessing of my own recovery, as well as the recoveries of countless others who have found hope and a new way of…[Read more]

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

    OCTOBER 17 Reflection for the Day

    All my life I searched for what would bring me happiness, traveling many roads, fast and slow. Most of the roads I chose were easier, softer ways, but the destinations were unsatisfying. I always turned back and chose another – again the easiest road to travel. I thought they were short cuts, but instead they…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days, 11 hours ago

    OCTOBER 16 Reflection for the Day

    Someone once said that the mind’s direction is more important than its progress. If my direction is correct, then progress is sure to follow. We first come to Gamblers Anonymous to receive something for ourselves, but soon learn that we receive most bountifully when we give to others. If the direction of my mind…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 days, 13 hours ago

    OCTOBER 15 Reflection for the Day

    All too often I unwittingly set standards for others in the Gamblers Anonymous Program. Worse yet, I expect those standards to be met. I go so far, on occasion, to decide what progress other people should make in their recoveries, and how their attitudes and actions should change. Not surprisingly, when things…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 6 days, 11 hours ago

    OCTOBER 14 Reflection for the Day

    “Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas,” wrote Alfred North Whitehead. When we review the ups and downs of our recovery in Gamblers Anonymous, we can see the truth of that statement. We make progress each time we get rid of an old idea, each time we uncover a character defect,…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 6 days, 18 hours ago

    OCTOBER 13 Reflection for the Day
    My progress in recovery depends in large measure on my attitude, and my attitude is up to me. It’s the way I decide to look at things. Nobody can force an attitude on me. For me, a good attitude is a point of view unclouded by self-pity and resentments. There will be stumbling blocks in my path, without a doubt.…[Read more]

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

    OCTOBER 12 Reflection for the Day

    Many people we meet in Gamblers Anonymous radiate a kind of special glow – a joy in living that shows in their faces and bearing. They’ve put aside their obsession with gambling and have progressed to the point where they’re “high” on life itself. Their confidence and enthusiasm are contagious – especially to…[Read more]

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

    OCTOBER 11 Reflection for the Day

    When I say the Serenity Prayer, sometimes over and over, I occasionally lose sight of the prayer’s meaning even as I repeat its words. So I try to think of the meaning of each phrase as I say it, whether aloud or silently. As I concentrate on the meaning, my understanding grows, along with my capability to…[Read more]

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

    Self-pity is nothing less than an impulse to self-destruction. And this is its script: “This is the way you were made. These are the facts of your situation. It’s bad. In fact, it’s so bad, it’s impossible to do anything about it. And therefore, you are free from any responsibility to clean it up. Nobody can blame you for anything.” Self-pity…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 3 days ago

    OCTOBER 10 Reflection for the Day

    When we allow our Higher Power to take charge, without reservations on our part, we stop being “anxious.” When we’re not anxious about some person or situation, that doesn’t mean we’re disinterested or have stopped caring. Just the opposite is true. We can be interested and caring without being anxious or…[Read more]

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

    OCTOBER 9 Reflection for the Day

    I remember once hearing someone in the Gamblers Anonymous Program say, “Life is a series of agreeings or disagreeings with the universe.” There is much truth in that statement, for I’m only a small cog in the machinery of the universe. When I try to run things my way, I’ll experience only frustration and a sense…[Read more]

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

    OCTOBER 8 Reflection for the Day

    Determination – our clenched-jaw resolve that we can do something about everything – is perhaps the greatest hindrance to achieving serenity. Our old tapes tell us, “The difficult can be done immediately; the impossible will take a little longer.” So we tighten up and prepare ourselves for battle, even though we…[Read more]

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

    OCTOBER 7 Reflection for the Day

    When I first read the Serenity Prayer, the word “serenity” itself seemed like an impossibility. At the time, the word conjured up images of lethargy, apathy, resignation, or grim-faced endurance; it hardly seemed a desirable goal. But I’ve since found that serenity means none of those things. Serenity for me today…[Read more]

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

    OCTOBER 6 Reflection for the Day

    As we “Keep Coming Back” to meetings, we’re able to recognize those who have an abundance of serenity. We are drawn to these people. To our surprise, we sometimes find that those who seem most grateful for today’s blessings are the very ones who have the most serious and continuing problems at home or at work. Yet…[Read more]

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

    OCTOBER 5 Reflection for the Day

    Soon after I came to Gamblers Anonymous, I found a Higher Power whom I choose to call God. I’ve come to believe that He has all power; if I stay close to Him and do His work well, He provides me not with what I think I want, but with what I need. Gradually, I’m becoming less interested in myself and my little sch…[Read more]

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

    OCTOBER 4 Reflection for the Day

    We are powerless over gambling; that admission brought us to the Gamblers Anonymous Program, where we learn through unconditional surrender that there is victory in defeat. After a time, we learn in Twelfth Step work that we’re not only powerless over our own addiction, but over the addiction of others. We c…[Read more]

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

    OCTOBER 3 Reflection for the Day

    I’ve learned in Gamblers Anonymous that I am wholly powerless over my compulsion. At long last, I’ve conceded my powerlessness; as a result, my life has taken a 180-degree turn for the better. However, I do have a power, derived from God, to change my own life. I’ve learned that acceptance does not mean submi…[Read more]

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

    OCTOBER 2 Reflection for the Day

    An entire philosophy of life is condensed in the slogan “Live and Let Live.” First we’re urged to live fully, richly, and happily – to fulfill our destiny with the joy that comes from doing well whatever we do. Then comes a more difficult challenge: let live. This means accepting the right of every other person t…[Read more]

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