The Simple Glass Of Milk
Via Irene Higgins …… This is a lovely story Irene.
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. He had been ready to
give up and quit.
Year's later that young woman, now older,
becamecritically 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, 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 abroad through human hearts and
hands." let us all endeavour to be 'hands and hearts
that reach out to others,share the wealth we have
within us, and see hope and joy and healing
enter the hearts of others. Lets not forget the
path we have trod, and the many many
hands and hearts that have reached
out to us on our own journey ... A little
love and kindness goes a long long way!'
happy days for you all I pray .... Isyx