I went to an AA meeting tonight and a man I never seen before was in the meeting and he was called on to share his experience, strength and hope with the group. This man gave his clean date as 1969!!, I thought there is no way he is an alcoholic! Well after hearing his story I came to realize "if he ain't a alcoholic then there ain't none!! ha! ha!" Well another man ( a regular at the meeting I will call Jack ) was called on to share a little of his story. Jack said that he went to church today and the preacher was talking about how GOD puts people in our lives. He proceeded to say that many, many years ago he had to have surgery on his back. He was in a hospital in North Houston, while there in the hospital he spoke of how uncomfortable "to say the least" he was due to no alcohol in his system. Jack said there was another man in the bed next to him. This man told Jack hello and after days of sharing the same room proceded to tell Jack his life story about how he was an alcoholic and how he goes to AA meeting and had not found it neccesary to take another drink. Jack said he never forgot that man, because it was at that point that Jack realized he was an alcoholic, he thought of this man often over the years and how he never thought that he would see this man again, with a lump in his troat and tears in his eyes Jack looked across the room and looked at the stranger and said I just want to thank you.
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