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                  Two  Month  Key Ring                    
Hi, my name is Larry and I am a Compulsive Gambler, my last bet was on August 13, 2009.  Through the help of God and my Fellow Gamblers, I have reached a two month milestone and received Gamblers Anonymous’ Day Glow White key ring.  As with my red and yellow ones, I will use it as a reminder that it holds the key to my recovery.  And while acknowledging this milestone, I am celebrating being gambling free for another day and extending my commitment by pledging not to gamble today – it is A One Day At A Time process.
I am now living a better and happier life by: enjoying friends and family instead of making up excuses; not denying myself other activities so that I can rush to the casino for overextended stays; shopping for essential household items for cleaning and upkeep – and using them; shopping for food so that I can prepare meals instead of just eating out of a can or microwaved container; and not having every single thing that I see reminding be of a theme from a slot machine.  These are enjoyments that come natural to most everyone, simple pleasures and necessities that are absent during a life of compulsive gambling. Also absent was the money needed for such things, I now have some money left between my paydays to allow this, and money to pay off my past gambling debts – six more months and this part will be over. 
I can once again say "Life is Good". 

"Day Two Is Another Day Away" – With the help of a Higher Power, My 3G’s – God, GA, and GT, I will not have to relive a Day 2.
 — 10/13/2009 3:33:48 PM: post edited by paul315.