Monday, May 31, 2010

" Never to Accept pay for a Kindness. "

One day a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his school, found he only had one dime left, and hungry.

He decided he would ask for food in the house next door. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door.

Instead of a meal ordered a glass of water! . She thought he looked hungry so brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it slowly, and then asked: What do I owe? "

You will not owe me anything, "she said." Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness. "

He said ... "Then I thank you wholeheartedly."

As Howard Kelly left that house, not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God and man was strong also. It had been ready to give up and quit.

Many years later that 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 to consult. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes.

Immediately he rose and went down the hospital corridor to his room.

Dressed in his doctor's gown he went to see her. She recognized it immediately.

He returned to the room determined to do everything possible to save his life. From that day he gave special attention to the case.

After a long struggle, the battle was won.

Dr. Kelly requested the business office to approve the final draft for approval. Looked at him and then wrote something on the rim, and the bill was sent to his room. She feared to open it, because I was sure it would take the rest of his life to pay for everything. Finally she looked and something caught her attention on the side of the invoice. She read these words ...

"Paid in full with a glass of milk"

(Signed) Dr. Howard Kelly.

Tears of joy flooded her eyes and her happy heart prayed: "Thank you,
God, your love has spread broad through human hearts and hands. "

There is a new saying that goes something like this: Bread cast on the water comes to you. The good deed you do today may benefit you or someone you love when least expected. If you never see the deed again at least you have made the world a better place - And, after all, is not that what life is all about?

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which - To burn

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