One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door


iamcanadian
#1
One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay
>his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he
>was hungry
>He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he
>lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door.
>
>Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water. She thought he
>looked hungry so brought him a large glass of milk He drank it so
>slowly, and then asked, How much do I owe you?"
>
>You don't owe me anything," she replied. "Mother has taught us never
>to accept pay for a kindness."
>
>He said ... "Then I thank you from my heart."
>
>As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger
>physically, but his faith in God and man was strong also. He had
>been ready to give up and quit
>
>Many year's later that same young woman became critically ill. The
>local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city,
>where they called in specialists to study her rare disease.
>
>Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation. When he heard
>the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes.
>
>Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her
>room.
>
>Dressed in his doctor's gown he went in to see her. He recognized
>her at once.
>
>He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to
>save her life. From that day he gave special attention to her case.
>
>After a long struggle, the battle was won
>
>Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to
>him for approval. He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge
>and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she
>was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all.
>Finally she looked, and something caught her attention on the side
>of the bill. She read these words ...
>
>"Paid in full with one glass of milk"
>
>(Signed) Dr. Howard Kelly.
>
>Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed: "Thank You,
>God, that Your love has spread broad through human hearts and
>hands."
>
>There's a saying which goes something like this: Bread cast on the
>waters comes back to you. The good deed you do today may benefit you
>or someone you love at the least expected time. If you never see the
>deed again at least you will have made the world a better place -
>And, after all, isn't that what life is all about?
 
northaqua
#2
Great story to remember... Thanks
 
iamcanadian
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by northaqua

Great story to remember... Thanks

Too bad we have lost this way of thinking...
 

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