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Re: can I see the light

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:28 am
by pamela
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

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:44 pm
by Suzy2
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

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:13 am
by pamela
Hi Suzy..dont give up the struggle but keep fighting for the life you deserve

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:27 pm
by FamilyFirst
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

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:11 am
by pamela
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.

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:32 am
by pamela
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

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:09 pm
by FamilyFirst
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

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:51 pm
by pamela
Thanks Lee..there is life after gambling that's for sure..and we all need to start living it

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:41 pm
by Calvin (facilitator)
Good on you @pamela

That sounds like a great hobbie!

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

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:25 pm
by pamela
Sometimes I sit and ponder how different my life would have been if I hadn't gambled..I wasted so much sitting in front of a machine designed to take my money..I am so grateful that I don't gamble any more..it's mindless and soul destroying
I get why people gamble..But I know we can cope with reality without gambling..it doesn't help us or comfort us ..all it does is ruin us
Life is so much better when you stop so please don't give up the fight..stay strong and be positive