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  • can I see the light

    For people making and maintaining change in their gambling. Connect, ask questions, offer advice, and share your story in here. If you are new to the site drop in and say hello!
    sherpa09 (facilitator)
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    Posts: 48
    Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:00 pm

    Re: can I see the light

    Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:43 pm

    Hi Pamela,

    Sherpa09 here (one of the facilitators on the forum). Well done on being gambling free over the past 3 years! It's fantastic to see the amount of good you are putting back into the community. Keep up the fantastic work :)
    Also really inspired to see other people in this forum who are following in Pamela's footsteps and beyond, you're all awesome!

    Regards,

    Sherpa09.
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    FamilyFirst
    Senior Member
    Posts: 187
    Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:38 pm

    Re: can I see the light

    Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:38 pm

    WELL DONE PAM!!
    OVER 3 YEARS GAMBLE FREE
    Your doing a fine job
    I'm almost half way behind you.....
    I'll be a year and a half next week
    Great to see your doing well and all the best for the next year!

    Cheers, Lee
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    pamela
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1698
    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: can I see the light

    Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:09 am

    Thanks Lee..I cant believe the difference it's made not gambling and you having done a great job yourself must be feeling the same
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    pamela
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1698
    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: can I see the light

    Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:25 am

    I was just recently interstate on holiday and we had a very early start one morning and it really saddened me to see on a cold wet morning.people lining up outside a pokie venue waiting for it to open at 0630..
    I am so glad that these machines do not dictate my life anymore..
    For all of you who are struggling,don't give up the fight..be strong and say no to gambling today
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    Catherine1
    Senior Member
    Posts: 144
    Joined: Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:19 am

    Re: can I see the light

    Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:21 pm

    Well done Pam. I clicked over 9 weeks last Friday gamble free. This Friday will be 10 weeks. 10 weeks is the most I have been gamble free before, so I will surpass this after Friday. I finally feel after all the times I have fell off the wagon this will finally be that last time I give up. Life is so much better without gambling.
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    pamela
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1698
    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: can I see the light

    Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:18 am

    Well done Catherine1..10 weeks is a great achievement..keep up the good work
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    Pamby
    Junior Member
    Posts: 22
    Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:43 am

    Re: can I see the light

    Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:01 pm

    Hi everyone..I havent posted for awhile but thought I would share a poem I wrote..

    Come with us and have some fun,
    Look at all the coins we've won

    I wouldnt mind to have a play
    You cant get hooked I heard them say

    I put my money in the slot
    I didn't win, I lost the lot

    I wouldn't mind to try again
    I'll only play them now and then

    It wasnt long and I was hooked
    I didn't care how sad I looked

    I gave them everything thing I had
    Knowing they were really bad

    But I had heard of all the riches
    To be gotten from these bitches

    So I'd sit and play and play
    And for hours I would stay

    Waiting for that great big win
    For my luck to change within

    But it never came you see
    Coz they were f#####g playing me

    But something made me see the light
    And they put up a real good fight

    Our friendship came to a timely end
    My heart my soul began to mend

    It wasn't easy I must admit
    And I got into heaps of s##t

    But from me you'll get no more
    It's come to the end..mechanical hoar


    Giving up gambling was the best thing I ever did so please don't give up if you are struggling..keep pushing on and become the victor
    Good luck
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    BrittV (facilitator)
    Senior Member
    Posts: 349
    Joined: Mon May 14, 2018 11:40 am

    Re: can I see the light

    Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:27 am

    pamby this is an amazing poem - thank you very much for sharing it with the community!
    I'm sure many people can relate, and find your strength very inspiring!

    I've just realised - is it possible that you used to have the username 'pamela'?
    Let me know if you've lost access to that account - I can help you gain access, or perhaps if you'd like to change your username on this account to that name so people know it's still you and can read your journey.
    No pressure, but if you do want help with anything let me know :)
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    Wenna (facilitator)
    Junior Member
    Posts: 20
    Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:02 pm

    Re: can I see the light

    Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:29 pm

    Pamby I really enjoyed reading your poem. Thanks so much for sharing this.

    Wenna
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    Pamby
    Junior Member
    Posts: 22
    Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:43 am

    Re: can I see the light

    Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:01 pm

    Yes I did have an account Pamela..glad you liked the poem and yes I would like people on here to have access to it
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