Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Recovery Saying of the Day...

"Attraction, not Promotion"

I have been reminded recently that it is crucial that those of us who have been able to attain whatever time from our last bet we have by using the tools provided by the Gamblers Anonymous fellowship that the best way to share that success with others is by using the time tested, simple approach. By simply sharing our own experiences of the damage gambling caused in our lives and how nothing else we tried ever seemed to work for very long, sharing our strength to remain bet-free with the help of the fellowship, and by sharing the hope with the newcomer that it can work for them as well, we offer the best chance of success. By trying to "preach" that there is absolutely no other way to stop gambling other than GA is often taken as a "know it all" approach and is unattractive to many.