Gratitude List 30/05/2019
Direct lifts from a magical little book.
*”Questions and Answers about the problem of Compulsive Gambling and the GA Recovery Programme”*
Today I am grateful for the word ‘and’.
*”11. Have you ever sold anything to finance gambling?”*
Today I am grateful for this particular question, for me the answer hits home hard.
*”The fellowship of Gamblers Anononymous is the outgrowth of a chance meeting…..”*
Today I am grateful for that “chance meeting”. Little did they know.
*”…. compulsive gambling is an illness, progressive in its nature, which can never be cured, but can be arrested.”*
Today I am grateful for the words “never”, “but” and “can”.
*”Many GA members went through terrifying experiences…….”*
Today I am grateful I am one of “many”, I was not alone.
*”…. small bet experiments, always with disastrous results.”*
Today I am grateful for the word “always”.
*”Most of us feel that a belief in a power greater than ourselves is necessary in order for us to sustain a desire to refrain from gambling.”*
Today I am grateful I am one of “us”.
*”These same people have often found the GA programme a guide to spiritual progress towards the elimination of character defects.”*
Today I am grateful I have “found” the same.
*”How does a person stop gambling through the GA programme?”*
Today I am grateful this – the most important question is in the book….. Followed by the answer.
*”They enable us and thousands of others to lead happy, productive lives.”*
Today I am grateful to be one of the “thousands”.
I could’ve done a whole list on just the first couple of pages. Maybe I will one day. An amazing book, and once I started to REALLY read it and take it in, the words sprung off the page and opened my eyes, heart and mind to this fellowship And programme.