A Glass of Milk


The story that I'm going to share with you today, will help to
bring warmth to your heart, and inspire you
to continue doing good and touch more lives.
Enjoy reading.

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 man and humanity was strong as well.
He had been ready to give up and quit.

Year's 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 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 the 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, and 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”

You may not realized this, a kind gesture may have far reaching effects;
you can help and touch more than just a person by going something good.

How are the people around and the greater community being positively affected,
by performing a positive act on someone?

How many times have you felt good after doing a good deed,
even though you were not expecting anything in return?
Have you wondered why is that so?

What about the times you experienced something wonderful and unexpected?
Do positive acts attract positive events?

Our time in this world is limited, so why not do things that matter?

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11 responses to “A Glass of Milk”

  1. Janett says:

    This is so wonderful. After I read this story
    I am more in courage to do good thing for people.
    Thank you for sharing this story, I will always remember this

  2. rajavarman says:

    It is really unexpected for the lady and to the boy. Heart touching story. Great.

  3. Bernadette says:

    We all need a helping hand sometime & we need to know that some one will be there when we need one. I believe. I became a nurse for that very reason.

    • Jim says:

      Yes, we all need help and can also render help during different moments in life.
      You are a fantastic person in a noble profession. Thank you!

  4. Eugene Kruger says:

    Wonderful story. It also makes sense you are kind and supportive to yourself too. Support yourself and try again if you make a mistake. The best way to learn is by making mistakes!

  5. Mercy says:

    Yes. Kindness makes the world go round. Let’s maintain an open mind with everyone we meet. This makes it easier to reach out in kindness. A wonderful story indeed.

  6. It is heart touching story , it is also teaches us to be kind to people. It is really inspiring me to be more tolerant and kind towards people from today onwards

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