From the October 2014 magazine.

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It took a speeding episode of road rage at work for this builder to get the picture

I found myself unloading on my sponsor, Bob, after my second slip, as we stood in my driveway one cold January night. I had a bad case of financial insecurity. There were two cars inside the garage doors—not paid for—and the house had a 30-year mortgage, with 29 more to go. How was I going to educate my three kids? I was a construction worker … out of work … and I was going on and on and on.

“We take it a day at a time,” Bob told me, the frigid air turning his words to vapor.

-- Jay C.

Rhinebeck, New York

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