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    Mona58
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1130
    Joined: Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:44 pm

    Re: can I see the light

    Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:21 am

    Congratulations on 5years GF !! Pamela
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    A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.~Confucius
    pamela
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1878
    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: can I see the light

    Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:19 am

    Thanks Mona
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    pamela
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1878
    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: can I see the light

    Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:24 am

    Yesterday I walked past the building where I first started my counselling .It brought back so many memories.I remember when I first started going I would look around to see if anyone could see me going in.I would walk in feeling very vulnerable and ashamed.
    Yesterday when I walked past, I smiled.I walked past with confidence and power,but thankful for the wonderful help I was given in those early days
    Stay strong and fight the good fight
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    Calvin (facilitator)
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    Posts: 561
    Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:01 pm

    Re: can I see the light

    Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:36 am

    Perfect example of growth and strength there @pamela
    So glad that you have recognized these important changes! :) Well done!
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    pamela
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1878
    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: can I see the light

    Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:46 am

    Thankyou..I really do appreciate all the help I got and still get
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    pamela
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1878
    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: can I see the light

    Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:55 pm

    Hi Everyone..just checking in to see how you are doing..
    Hope you can remain strong..let yourself be the winner,not the machine
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    pamela
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1878
    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: can I see the light

    Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:27 am

    I often think I would like to turn back time so I could cancel out my years of gambling,
    But then I think,without all the torment and hardship and shame and guilt,I wouldn't be the person I am now.
    Strong,confident,honest
    I had to be someone else to be be me today
    Am I sorry about my past?
    Of course,but it shaped my future
    You too ,can shape yours,its never too late to start again
    Life might not turn out how we would have liked it to..but when you stop gambling you have been given a new chance at life,so take it and embrace it
    Don't give up the good fight
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    pricey1981
    Junior Member
    Posts: 25
    Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:15 am

    Re: can I see the light

    Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:09 pm

    i agree Pam. I always think about how i could go back and do things differently with everything i know now but who is to say i wouldn't have used that knowledge and not addressed my issues under lying my addiction?
    Today is a hard day, i use to always go extremely hard and gamble all day on Melb Cup day. Today will be the 1st time i havent bet on today in 19 years. This is the 1st time i've had an urge since the end of August but im riding it out. I can beat this and i will.
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    pamela
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1878
    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: can I see the light

    Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:45 am

    Good on you Pricey for meeting the challenge and beating the urge.
    Beat the odds by being gamble free.
    Be proud of how far you have come
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    Ila123
    Member
    Posts: 62
    Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:50 am

    Re: can I see the light

    Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:09 pm

    Hi @pricey1981

    Welldone to you !
    It's always hard when there's a specific day and that put us on the line.
    Sounds like you did a really job..... You should be proud of yourself !
    Keep up the good work.
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