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Posted on:
Mon, 26/02/2018 - 11:24

Smashed

Joined:
2017-08-13

Really liked your comment:

This addiction is serious, it won't stop taking..it will strip you down in no time..& not only you! It's ugly habit...its powerful but you can turn things around!

It is indeed very serious and takes some serious will power to even just keep it at bay.

Posted on:
Mon, 26/02/2018 - 13:27

Stephen The Strong

Joined:
2017-05-10

Take good care of Sandra tomorrow and keep her little tootsies heading in the right direction.

Thankyou for your ongoing support. You are a wise lady with good insight and a heart of gold.

If you take the letters from S A N D R A  move them around a bit and change a few it spells S U P E R B which is what you are. Take care and when you go to bed tuesday night be gamble free and proud of who you are...stephen x 

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Sat, 03/03/2018 - 01:33

freda

Joined:
2009-06-24

It's very moving how compassion has poured out during this bad weather. In my part of the world, people have been getting supplies for the elderly in their 4x4s and nurses have slept overnight in the hospital so they can be there to care for their patients the next day. Beautiful!

Posted on:
Wed, 07/03/2018 - 00:34

Stephen The Strong

Joined:
2017-05-10

Hello Sandra, hope you and your four legged friend are happy and well. No doubt enjoying strolls in the park, soaking up the delights of Mother Earth and savoring the beauty of spring.

I like the profile picture which I assume is you with lil girl, the sand and the sea. Lovely photograph.

Thank you for the music you recommended. Just what I needed to boost my confidence. Hero by Mariah Carey.....

"And than a hero comes along, with the strength to carry on

And you cast your fears aside, and you know you can survive

So when you feel like hope is gone, look inside you and be strong

And you'll finally see the truth, that a hero lies in you."

 

 

 

Posted on:
Fri, 09/03/2018 - 15:11

Lulubobs1966

Joined:
2015-07-19

Hi SB great post especially about your pet they are our babies aren’t they. I love Jazzy so very much maybe even more than my husband lol they gives us so much joy and unconditional love every facet of Jazzy character I adore. Wish you best in moving on from your job I can totally relate to feeling trapped. Change is good for us helps us grow and learn after all I believe that’s what we are here for to keep growing and learning. Bestest wishes SB x Lulu 

Posted on:
Fri, 09/03/2018 - 17:21

sjw

Joined:
2017-10-27

Hello Sandra,

I think stopping gambling has made me admit to myself that my work is one of the areas im not happy with too. I was just going along with a lot of things not even asking questions of anything in my life before i started to look at myself with regards to my addiction. I think recovery forces us to question almost everything of oursleves and the life we live/d.

I know what you say about not always trying new things but i think our lives actually do really change a lot over the years. Reminds me of the quote by C.S Lewis “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different?”

Hopefully our futures are different in many positive ways as we continue our recoveries.

Have a good weekend =)

Posted on:
Thu, 31/05/2018 - 13:58

San15

Joined:
2018-05-31

Hello my old friend,

 

Just a few days late to celebrate my 5 years anniversary on these pages...second home as i call it. 5 years of joy, tears, lessons and magic this site has offered. Every single experience has been so worth it!..so thank you!

 

So where I am now? I can honestly say I am surrounded by light and peace. Something I didn't think was possible for this soul. So many avenues and roads threaded to find it and all I had to do is look inside myself and let universe do it's thing. Blessings keeps coming every day. ..and man, I am greatful for them!

Am just over 100 days of g free. That is a blessing itself ☺. I am healthy and have loving family around me. I seemed to live in denial for a long while...but, every sunrise keeps bringing acceptance along.

I live my dream life. In no way perfect but still magically awesome. 

Beautiful house, Beautiful girl & amazing new start with my dream job which is already putting a right spin for my self growth. However most important thing in all this is inner peace, self love and self care. Why? Because it all starts from within.

Urges are extremelly low and far in between. My every spare minute is spent for mindfulness, meditation and connecting with the universe. Something higher than myself. It's not a cure but it works and so why I shouldn't do what is working?

 

I wish you all peace and love. The answers lies within...simple as, nobody else can open these door but you.

 

Last note before signing out. No matter how difficult you find the present, never ever give up hope and please know - the best is yet to come. It truly is as challenges in life are given for a reason. They are an opportunity to see the greater good. Go & get it. Ypu can overcome any hurdle in yoir way. You got it in you ❤

 

Blessed be!

Posted on:
Sun, 17/06/2018 - 18:45

San15

Joined:
2018-05-31

Ahhh my little ******. And what now? Make it or break it. You have a choice & only YOU can make the right one.

 

Show yourself some love girl - you got this & i believe in you ❤❤

 

You're worth more than you ever let yourself believe in! One step at a time, the universe is yours to appreciate and re-discover.

Posted on:
Mon, 18/06/2018 - 00:13

Stephen The Strong

Joined:
2017-05-10

Hello San...Pleased to see that you are experiencing joy, peace and contentment in your life. I enjoyed reading your posts.

When I visit the art gallery I always enjoy a few minutes looking at a painting called "The Muckraker." An angel is offering him all the glory of the universe but he is only concerned with rummaging for trinkets and brightly coloured baubles. I think we are all a bit like that. Our lives may be full of opportunity, adventures and fun but we waste so much precious time hankering after things we don't really need.

I loved these words from your post of 31/5/18: "The answer lies within ...simple as, nobody can open these doors but you."

Very profound, thought provoking and most likely the truest words I shall ever read. It must be lovely to be at peace with one's self, to have understanding and know how to address inner conflict.

Posted on:
Thu, 28/06/2018 - 07:50

San15

Joined:
2018-05-31

Hello you  little one. 

Why is that, when straightforward life looks complicated in your eyes? What do you see? How do yoi pereive your feelings? Sharing love but so so aftraid of rejection. How long will you be fearing it? When will you trust YOURSELF and accept that it all has been planned out for you already? Fear is vulnerability, a space you create yourself. You ARE loved, you are connected, you are universe...

 

You have made a massive step in changing your life. Your routine and overall perception of the world. Stick to it. It's scary and unfair sometimes but as always, darkness leaves the picture inviting light in. Take it - you're worth it!

 

What a amazing day for you today. I am very proud of you. Truly am. You keep moving to the direction you have chosen. You're creating your future. What else could be more motivating to greet another day with smile?

Love. What a tough stuff. Why tough? Why do you see it tough to open up and let it shine. Spread all over the world. You have too much to give. Is it time to let it all out? Can you balance tough studies creating your future with overwhelming feeling about the person you think of daily. Can you do both to the best of your ability? Of course you can. Its not even that complicated..Fear is in your way. Fear of failure and rejection. Why are you fearing love? It won't hurt if you be open and honest each and every day. If it's meant to be - it will...& you know already - all has been figured out for you. So many years of confusion unravelled in fashion of one soul. Just like that...when darkness starts moving away it also opens you to vulnerability. Your feelings, your emotions, your worth...your past.  Love has only one language and everyone can understand it. No religion, age, sex, beliefs or race can stop it. All these goes out of the picture when this takes place...this is the beauty of life.

Don't fear it no more. You're here and now. ...and you can be so much more than that reflection in the mirror tells you sometimes. You can and you ARE.

 

Heart is racing and yoir being comes alive. This is what I call beautiful sense of being and being able to express yourself. Giving yoirself away for another human being & to the world accordingly. Your soul, heart and body. Accept it little one...accept tgat changes are happening in you and you are finally coming out of darkness of who you are. It is a sense of liberation...yoir freedom...dont fear it no more. It is happening...now!

 

Bought a computer the other day. No blocks on it. Relapse possible if you will fail to balance your emotions going forward. Actions will have to take place soon. Common sense, your goal and future will help you to make the right choice.

 

My lovely friend - once again, I couldn't be more prouder of your achievements. Let that heart smile, it goes perfectly in sync with your life now.

 

No more fear - YOU ARE WHAT YOU ARE...believe in you & universe. ❤❤❤ 

Posted on:
Wed, 04/07/2018 - 21:25

San15

Joined:
2018-05-31

Hey you

 

Another day another dollar huh. Interesting week so far but today was remarkable in a way. Had a presentation from the public huh..It was so touching! Recovering addict. Seen so much pain and hurt throughout her life...yet, still standing and keeping head high telling the story of her life..why? To share!..to tell the world that life can indeed be a better place with positive coping mechanisms in place and support alongside. Your heart cried didn't it...yes it did....and eyes sparkled with pride and encouragement..yes...why?...because the soul was speaking out to you..an addict in recovery to an addict in recovery...such a beautiful invisible bond to have, there and then...maybe meant to be, a reminder for you of how far you already come and how much further you can go...only if you're willing to!

Really educative day. 

 

Back to love subject. So what you want to do? Your heart screams out for togetherness yet brain keeps slowing you down so you don't fall head over heels. Are you in love or is it a crush....smile...you know lol....you know...lol.  Make the right decision for once, allow yourself happiness. Because simple as that - it will radiate all over the world. Even lil pond won't stop the force you have within...shine that energy & light, shade it freely!

 

As my idol (RIP) said and I happened just to listen to the song: 

"  Heal the world, make it a better place....

For you & for me and the entire human race..."

 

All you need to know is in the lyrics ☺

 

Namaste and blessings to all suffering souls.. ❤❤❤

Posted on:
Sat, 14/07/2018 - 23:01

San15

Joined:
2018-05-31

Hey you...

First nice and steady breaths, calm that racing heart and mind down. It's done. You cannot change it. Better dig deeper to find the reason why you acted like you did. It's easy to blame stress..you have been so stressed from the beggining of this year and didn't give in..so what is it? Tiredness?..yes you have been tired over last month...overload? Yes, but it comes with your duties....it all has been your choice..eat yoir words now,  act as you should..profesionally..

There are no excuses. If you look at it from other angle...you would see...its ADDICTION. no way you will run away from it, - ever.

 

The thing what worries me the most is...there is so much more to come. Can you handle it? Not look for escape? Can you? Can you do it by yourself?.

Somebody loves you deeply. Don't let the person down. Don't become a ****** you usualy are after these episodes. Someone gave their heart & soul to you..think about it..

 

No beating yourself up as you know thatbit escalates to beating the world.  You're NOT that person anymore..

 

Breathe..stand up up...believe!

Posted on:
Sun, 15/07/2018 - 09:05

Stephen The Strong

Joined:
2017-05-10

Great post San. Very thought provoking and I imagine the sentiments resonate with others beside myself.

Take care to be kind and considerate to yourself, the planet and all the sentient beings who call it home.

I hope the angels and holy beings shine down on you today and everyday. I try to imagine the Buddha Tara is there to guide me on this journey and I enjoy reciting the Buddhist Mantras silently in my mind when thoughts start to stray or if I feel threatened by unwanted thoughts and emotions. I particularly enjoy listening to Tina Turner on youtube chanting the Nam Myoho Renge Kyo mantra....stephen x 

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