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Re: can I see the light

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:48 am
by pamela
Hi all.. today I am 4 years gamble free..it is the best feeling..being free of the chains of poker machines..living an honest life..don't give up the battle but keep fighting for your freedom..I never imagined my life without poker machines because I was addicted for so long...but how different my life is now..coming to this forum keeps me grounded and reminds why I plan to stay gamble free..
So keep up the good fight and let's continue to support each other
Have a great day

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:31 am
by BrittV (facilitator)
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Congratulations Pamela!!!! How great's that! Congratulations on all the life changes you have bought about for yourself, you must be very proud.

That also marks many many years of you being a fantastic member of our community, sharing motivation, advice and strategies with many others. Your kindness has supported many others, so thank you!

Please all join me in celebrating the fantastic pamela :)

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:21 pm
by JinxyWolf
Hi Pamela,

Big congrats on 4 years that's awesome.

I've always appreciated your support and hope we will continue to see your input and sound advise in the future.

JinxyWolf

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:56 pm
by pamela
Thanks BrittV and Jinxywolf..it has been a good journey sharing my story and having others share theirs..even though it's been 4 years ..I still enjoy coming here and offering support and will continue to do so😀😀😀

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:14 pm
by Mona58
Congratulations PAMELA!!

Always look forward to your posts and positive support!

Mona

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:53 am
by TimTam
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CONGRATS! :)

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:21 am
by pamela
Today I was in the city with my son and we decided to eat at the casino as it was close to where we needed to be.I sat in direct view of the poker machines and I felt sad for the people sitting there mindlessly pushing that button.Sure there were people there who could put in a few dollars and walk away..but there were many who just sat , and sat, and sat.I took a walk around an watched..people sitting and not talking..changing hundred dollar notes
It saddened me more knowing it wasn't that long ago that I was one of those anonymous people thinking I was having a good time at the pokies..
So very thankful I saw the light and was able to stop playing and am strong enough to go to the casino and not be affected by the songs of the machines promising riches..luring you in and sucking the life from you
Ahhhh to live life as it should be lived free of the shackles of poker machines
Don't give up the fight .say no to gambling
Have a great weekend

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:57 am
by pamela
Well spring is here and hopefully the sun will start to warm us up soon.I look forward to getting outside more .I hope that you all can too, there is so much more to do other than playing the pokies or any other form of gambling.
Freedom....for me that means the ability to think clearly,to be able to pay my bills,to be myself..and to be honest
Freedom..what does it mean to you?

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:52 am
by pamela
I feel really grateful that I am gamble free..on Sunday 4 of us walked in the fun run and wore Pokies Play You t-shirts and hats..it is really empowering to spread such a powerful message
To be free of the shackles of gambling is liberating..don't give up the struggle keep fighting and live life

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:04 am
by gzy3
Hi @pamela
Reading your story made me glad that gambling free life has been liberating you.
You are also empowering other people with gambling problem by wearing such a nice t-shirt! So powerful.