Every morning I wake up and think about how lucky I am to be waking up with the chance of being sober and gamble free for another 24 hours.
I pray, thank God for my family and pray that I do thy will.
I also say the following - just for today I will not drink alcohol, just for today I will not gamble. I then also say just for today I will not lie.
I am a little over 700 days sober and gamble free and I can honestly say that not telling a lie is the most difficult part.
I believe it’s so important to be honest because I believe telling lies could take me back to alcoholism and compulsive gambling.
Alcoholics - never take the first drink, it’s the one that does the damage.
Compulsive gamblers - never place that first bet, it’s the one that does the damage.
Everyone - never tell the first lie!