Friday, October 26, 2007

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,

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, 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