A Day at a time


June 4 Reflection for the day: Acceptance is a key. Too often I was unable to accept who I was, and therefore it was impossible to accept others. Before coming to Gamblers Anonymous, I hid from the truth because I was afraid of it. Now with the help of my GA brothers and sisters, I can walk through it. Today I actually find comfort in knowing the truth. I’m trying to go in the right direction—and that’s enough for me.

Do I accept who I was, with all my shortcomings, and who I am trying to be?

Today I Pray: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change—the past with its miseries and restlessness, and the burdens that are left over from my gambling days. May my acceptance of things past be a basis for building a new life—a life I not only accept, but celebrate.

Today I Will Remember: Acceptance is a key to recovery.


A day at a time in Gamblers Anonymous

MAY 25 Reflection for the Day:
When we’re new in Gamblers Anonymous, we’re novices at reaching out for friendship – or even accepting it when it’s offered. Sometimes we’re not quite sure how to do it or, indeed, whether it will actually work. Gradually, however, we become restored; we become teachable. We learn, for example, as Moliere wrote, “The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them.”

Just for today, will I reach out if I need a friend?

Today I Pray: May God help me to discover what true friendship is. In my new relationships, I pray that I may not be so eager for approval that I will let myself be dishonest – through flattery, half-truths, false cheeriness, protective white lies.

Today I Will Remember: A friend is honest.

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