• kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 12 hours, 48 minutes ago

    SEPTEMBER 19 Reflection for the Day

    It’s still not exactly a “piece of cake” for me to accept today’s occasional pain and anxiety with any great degree of serenity, but I’m increasingly able to be thankful for a certain amount of pain. In the Gamblers Anonymous Program, we find the willingness to do this by going over the lessons learned from…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 15 hours ago

    SEPTEMBER 18 Reflection for the Day

    In every story we hear from others in Gamblers Anonymous, pain has been the price of admission into a new life. But our admission price purchased far more than we expected. It led us to a degree of humility, which we soon discovered to be a healer of pain. And, in time, we began to fear pain less, and desire…[Read more]

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

    I pray for more people to come in too Ga that’s still out there gambling! It’s hard I just received my one year chip ! On (08/ 10/ 19) THANKS TOO GAMTALK YOU ARE THE RESON THAT I WENT TOO GA , you was the one that told me to go Ga , meeting so now it’s been one year since I made a bet , And thanks to this on line Gamtalk,I it was very hard to st…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 days, 15 hours ago

    SEPTEMBER 17 Reflection for the Day

    When I see new members come into Gamblers Anonymous, I am reminded first of the pain and the unmanageable mess I found myself in, and then the hope I felt once I became willing to accept the Gamblers Anonymous Program. When I see and hear the Old Timers, some with twenty years or more in GA, I am reminded that,…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 16 hours ago

    SEPTEMBER 16 Reflection for the Day

    We learn from others in Gamblers Anonymous that the best way to deal with painful situations is to meet them head on, to deal with them honestly and realistically, and to try to learn from them and use them as springboards for growth. Through the GA Program and our contact with a Higher Power, we can find the…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days, 14 hours ago

    SEPTEMBER 15 Reflection for the Day

    No one welcomes pain with open arms, but it does have its uses. Just as physical pain serves as a warning that we may be suffering a bodily illness, so can emotional pain be a useful sign that something is wrong – as well as a warning that we need to make a change. When we can meet pain without panic, we can…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 days, 15 hours ago

    SEPTEMBER 13 Reflection for the Day

    We hear often in our Gamblers Anonymous meetings that pain is the touchstone of spiritual progress. We eventually realize that, just as the pains of compulsive gambling had to come before our abstinence, emotional turmoil comes before serenity. We no longer commiserate with all people who suffer, but only with…[Read more]

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

    SEPTEMBER 12 Reflection for the Day

    “At certain moments,” wrote Coleridge, “a single almost insignificant sorrow may, by association, bring together all the little relics of pain and discomfort, bodily and mental, that we have endured even from infancy.” The Gamblers Anonymous Program doesn’t teach us to pretend that hardships and sorrow are…[Read more]

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

    Here is the link to the free treatment program

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

    Are you a Canadian who gambles and smokes and want to quit both? This free online treatment program could help you.

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

    SEPTEMBER 11 Reflection for the Day

    One thing, more than anything else, that can relieve my occasional feeling of depression is love. I have to keep myself “lovable” in the sense of being able to love others, rather than being concerned with whether others love me. In somehow losing myself in others, emotionally or spiritually, I usually find…[Read more]

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

    SEPTEMBER 10 Reflection for the Day

    Years ago, Dr. Alfred Adler prescribed this remedy for depression to a patient: “You can be healed if every day you begin the first thing in the morning to consider how you can bring a real joy to someone else. If you can stick to this for two weeks, you will no longer need therapy.” Adler’s…[Read more]

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

    SEPTEMBER 9 Reflection for the Day

    The longer I’m in the Gamblers Anonymous Program and the longer I try to practice its principles in all my affairs, the less frequently I become morose and depressed. Perhaps, too, there’s something to that cynical old saying,”Blessed is he that expecteth nothing, for he shall not be disappointed, but instead…[Read more]

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

    Gambling is way to not deal with life or be responsible. The addiction sucks you in a numbs reality. If your reality is good it takes away from the joy. If your reality is poor it makes you believe that there is an escape. Some people can’t stop and I wanted to share some helpful techniques. Set a 10 minute timer on your phone make…[Read more]

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

    SEPTEMBER 8 Reflection for the Day

    We are told that no situation is hopeless. At first, of course, we find this hard to believe. The opposites – hope and despair – are human emotional attitudes. It is we who are hopeless, not the condition of our lives. When we give up hope and become depressed, it’s because we’re unable, for now, to believe in…[Read more]

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

    September 7th Hazelden Thought for the Day

    Powerless over Others

    Stop making excuses for other people.

    Stop making excuses for ourselves.

    While it is our goal to develop compassion and achieve forgiveness, acceptance, and love, it is also our goal to accept reality and hold people accountable for their behavior. We can also hold ourselves…[Read more]

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

    SEPTEMBER 7 Reflection for the Day

    “If you’re not all right the way you are,” it’s been said, “it takes a lot of effort to get better. Realize you’re all right the way you are, and you’ll get better naturally.” Realize you’re all right the way you are, and you’ll get better naturally.” Sometimes we find ourselves in a situation so difficult…[Read more]

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

    September 6th Hazelden Thought for the Day

    I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.
    —Katharine Hepburn

    The first good news each day is that we wake up. We are breathing. Our hearts are beating, our minds working. The adventure of living begins. What does the day hold in store? We have no way of knowing what surprises lie in w…[Read more]

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

    SEPTEMBER 6 Reflection for the Day

    As practicing compulsive gamblers, we were all too familiar with depression, that pile-up of dark feelings that seemed to close over our heads at regular intervals. Even now, when I am not making progress at the rate I expect I should be, when I expect a total turnaround in my spiritual self overnight, those…[Read more]

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

    September 5th Hazelden Thought for the Day

    He brought me out into an open place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.
    —Psalms 18:19

    We know in this program that our recovery was not an accident. We may be mystified by it or surprised to be feeling better. Some of us call it a miracle. We have worked hard in our recovery. We have s…[Read more]

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