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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 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. Up till then, he had been ready to give up and quit.

Many years 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?


GOOD FRIENDS ARE LIKE ANGELS - YOU DON'T HAVE TO SEE THEM TO KNOW THEY ARE THERE.



I dedicate this post to all those members who lend a helping hand to the ones who ask for help :)
 
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:) I always new you were a bit of a softie at heart Quads.:)

Very nice story!:thumb:
 

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Sentimental American hogwash :D

Them Yanks are suckers for that stuff.

Mind you, there is some truth in the underlying message. I hope.
 

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I might not believe in God but even logic dictates that every action we do has consequences spreading out around us, most of which we never see & it may sound mushy but I prefer to think that my time on this planet has made the world a better place.
 
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gabriella said:
Believe Flops believe!!!

Gabs xx

Well, at the risk of maybe upsetting folks or opening up a delicate subject, I'll state that I don't believe in any man made God but I do believe that what goes around comes around.

Why that is, I have not a clue, but in my experience it certainly do bear true.

Which makes the above fable, although mushy, ring with a certain resonance of truth :)
 
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Before I inadvertently start something bigger than me here I was referring to what I will loosly term 'the milk of human kindness' and not any particular faith or figurehead.

Thought I'd just add that point of clarification.

Gabs xx
 

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