When life is getting you down, and you need a little hope.
Look deep down inside yourself, and you'll find the way to cope.
When life is getting you down, and you need a little love.
Go to the person whom you are the closest, as the rest they are above.
When life is getting you down, and all you need is a laugh.
Find the friend that makes you smile, they may even be your staff.
When life is getting you down, don't allow it so.
Change the way you think of life, and life will be better, you know.
When life is getting you down, don't sit and mope
Take action and always have hope.
Gamcare friends are ready to rock
Wearing suits and shorts or dressed in a blouse and frock
Forget the past and start anew with hope and a cheery smile
Let's walk this road together and go the extra mile
Consider ourselves an army who are battling for our lives
Earning the love and respect of children, husbands and wives
Coming to GamCare can be a daunting experience. Arriving here with hopes, fears and aspirations. People from all walks of life gathered together, independent, in a safe and secure environment.
However, we have one thing in common in that we are all compulsive gamblers in recovery.
In my mind we are not alone for we walk this road together. Good people who want to get well.
As a tribute to friends who arrive here every day, I dedicate the following song.
"With A Little Help From My Friends" by Joe Cocker
I often read about people suffering from stress but is stress all bad?
Putting ourselves in stressful situations, where we have control, can be good fun, exhilarating and good for our health.
I recently saw the following words written in Livelysouls diary which have helped me see stress in a more positive way:
🤸♀️ I believe some stress is good if it is healthy and drives you in the right direction🏃♀️🌝💃