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can I see the light

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pamela
Senior Member
Posts: 1565
Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

Re: can I see the light

Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:28 am

I haven't posted on here for awhile and it saddens me to see there are new "faces", on here facing this demon.but by coming to this forum it shows that you want to turn your life around and that is a good sign.Giving up gambling will be the hardest thing you will do but the life you will have after is so worth it.Try every strategy to break this habit and take all the help that's out there.Dont look too far ahead but take it one day at a time..good luck,stay strong and say no gambling today
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Suzy2
Senior Member
Posts: 154
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:57 pm

Re: can I see the light

Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:44 pm

Hi Pam
It was nice to find a familiar name! I found you so supportive and encouraging last time I was here. I want freedom so bad and I know I'm the only one who can make that happen!!

Suzy
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pamela
Senior Member
Posts: 1565
Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

Re: can I see the light

Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:13 am

Hi Suzy..dont give up the struggle but keep fighting for the life you deserve
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FamilyFirst
Senior Member
Posts: 187
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:38 pm

Re: can I see the light

Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:27 pm

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY PAMELA,

Great to see your still going strong :D
You've been here with me since my first days and I appreciate all the loving support and advice you bring to this forum! Well Done

Cheers, Lee
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pamela
Senior Member
Posts: 1565
Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

Re: can I see the light

Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:11 am

This spell of really hot weather has made me wonder,how many people have gone to a ,"gaming" room to escape the heat?
It is certainly something I would have done when I was gambling..I would have told myself it was to "keep cool" but in reality it was just so I could play the pokies.
Stay cool and stay strong.
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pamela
Senior Member
Posts: 1565
Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

Re: can I see the light

Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:32 am

I would like to share a bit if my "Happy ending"..
Since I stopped gambling just overv3 land a half years ago..I have challenged myself in many ways.
One of the biggest was joining a drama group..consisting of ex gamblers..we are a small group of 7 and the first day I walked into that room I thought.what am I doing?
12 months later we have just done our first performance and it was so exciting..we were told that our plays were powerful and provocative..
It gives me such a "high" knowing how far I have come and the good that I can do for others.
I am not saying this is the answer for everyone..but it has played a big part in my path of recovery
Stay strong and true to yourself ..and say no to gambling today
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FamilyFirst
Senior Member
Posts: 187
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:38 pm

Re: can I see the light

Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:09 pm

That's great Pam!

Well done, it's great to see how our lives turn around once we resist the urge to gamble ;); we find ourselves doing things we wouldn't have ever dreamed of in our gambling days..

Keep up the great work, one day at a time!

Cheers, Lee
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pamela
Senior Member
Posts: 1565
Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

Re: can I see the light

Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:51 pm

Thanks Lee..there is life after gambling that's for sure..and we all need to start living it
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Calvin (facilitator)
Senior Member
Posts: 210
Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:01 pm

Re: can I see the light

Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:41 pm

Good on you @pamela

That sounds like a great hobbie!

Very glad that you have found this fun and also useful for you ! :)
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