Coincidences. IN RECOVERY ??????????????????

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Hey Arnie

The last meeting I saw you guys at you were talking about coincidences.  This one is nuts,
 
A 24 year old kid comes into the room over a year ago.  He’s a smart kid (to smart) He has his own business has all of the answers. His girlfriend is pregnant and he can’t stop gambling.  He comes to a few meetings and disappears I text him a few times no answer and we don’t hear from him again.
 
He calls me yesterday.  Says he lost all of his contacts in his phone so he couldn’t call me sooner but that he met someone who gave him my number. He told me that in the year that he went out, he lost the business is losing his family and was ready to take his own life.  After he lost his business he started working making appliance service calls and anyone who paid cash he would take to gamble and then replace it.  He could not replace it this time. He’s also getting evicted etc.He decides to go on his last appliance service call of the day and then he had plans on how to off himself feeling his family would be better off with him dead than alive monetarily.
 
He gets to the service call and of all of the houses in Connecticut his last service call on the day he’s going to kill himself is the house of ======= a guy who has not made a bet in over 40 years from the Waterbury meeting. The kid never went to that room and had no idea who ===== was and ====== never met the kid.  It turns out when he gets there,there is nothing wrong with the refrigerator although there was when ======made the service call. As he’s leaving, ===== for some reason  mentions that he is in a 12 step program. As the kid is walking out the door he asks ===== what his addiction was and ===== mentions gambling.  The kid turns around and opens up to C===== We got him to a meeting and he is doing a lot better although he now has to fact the consequences.
 
What are the chances that not only does he go on his last service call to the guy with the recovery that =====has but that ===== mentions that he’s in the program to a service technician.
 
There IS some force out there that gives us opportunities to change our life when we lose our way.  
 
Best  ======
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