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OMG, Lee. So good to hear from you again. I have spent the last 1/2 hour looking for your old thread, so I could respond to you on it and bring it back up to the top. I finally found it on page 20, but it wouldn’t let me make a comment. So, I guess it will be up to you to start your old thread up again or start a new one. In one of your posts you said that we can’t do recovery alone. We are here for you.
I also was reminded of the time you started a thread for me to encourage me to come back and continue with my recovery. So sweet. I saw how I quit my thread when I was discouraged. I am not going to do that again. This is it for me. My recovery road has been bumpy, very bumpy, but I am not giving up. I think something has clicked for me. I think it has to do with thinking at the beginning of this year that things would be better. It would be different. But it wasn’t because I wasn’t different. I now am working on changing myself and also accepting the changes in my life. The hardest thing for me is to accept the fact that I can’t gamble and I will never be able to do so again. I don’t know if I will ever get there. So I am just trying to live my life one day at a time, and focusing on how much better every thing is when I don’t gamble. Enough about me…Welcome back!
Ok, not enough about me. About that $16,000…Last night we had friends over, and we told them the story. We all had a good laugh about it…we laughed quite a bit, as I served my famous and very potent Witches’ Punch. lol I am thinking this morning how good it felt to laugh about our finances. I wasn’t sorry or ashamed. As I told my friends, “It was a simple mistake, I simply missed a period.” I am also thinking about another story, one that has been repeated several times through the years. The one where the man’s wife goes to the casino. She intends to spend $100, but she makes a mistake and spends $1000 instead. This story isn’t funny, not funny at all!!! Quite tragic, really!