Dose of Reality

I went to the funeral today of a cousin whom I have grown up with. He was just shy of his 60th birthday. He was in failing health and died of a massive heart attack. There was lots of people who came for both the wake and funeral. It was heartbreaking to see his kids, wife, brothers, sisters and other cousins who were in mourning and could not stop crying.All this made me stop and think....................why the hell am I wasting my short life away by gambling? All gambling does is waste my time and money, ruin my health mentally and physically. How can I honestly think that gambling will fullfill all of life's needs, wants and desires? I have been lazy and have had a couple of minor setbacks, but, after this, I am to take a different attitude towards my everyday handling of life's events.I hope that I do not slip up,so, I will be checking in and writing more often than I have been.Thanks for letting me get this off my chest.

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deleted_user
deleted_user

So sorry for your family\'s loss. I know it is just an awful, awful time.

It is so difficult to not take time for granted, and we\'re all guilty. We still have our youthful mindset that we can do it TOMORROW because we are INVINCIBLE and we\'ll have so many more opportunities. Usually we do.

Glad you\'re going to start reclaiming your moments, starting now.

Blessings will surely follow.

Hang in there!
J0KEYJ
J0KEYJ

There was this lady so lovely she worked on a checkout..We chat and we swopped books we laughed we moaned...Then she suddenly felt ill at work and was gone life is so precious so are people...One lady it changed her life she travels she has only herself she works and is travelling the world..Like replacongressnow says we all do things...But we learn and grow in many ways although this is a sad journal in a way for a loss for the family its been good for you its got you thinking heres to you J..
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I am sorry for you loss in your family. You are sounding like you are on the right thinking path. Hugs to you.