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A Glass Of Milk


One day, a poor boy who was trying to pay his way through school by selling goods door to door found that he only had one dime left. He was hungry so he decided to beg 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 she brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it slowly, and then asked, How much do I owe you?



  You dont owe me anything, she replied. Mother has taught me never to accept pay for a kindness. He said, Then I thank you from the bottom of my heart. As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but it also increased his faith in God and the human race. He was about to give up and quit before this point.



  Years later the young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where specialists can be called in to study her rare disease. Dr. Howard Kelly, now famous 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 through the hospital hall into her room.



  Dressed in his doctors gown he went in to see her. He recognized her at once. He went back to the consultation room and determined to do his best to save her life. From that day on, 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 and then wrote something on the side. The bill was sent to her room. She was afraid to open it because she was positive that it would take the rest of her life to pay it off. Finally she looked, and the note on the side of the bill caught her attention. She read these words...



  Paid in full with a glass of milk.


  (Signed) Dr. Howard Kelly



  Tears of joy flooded her eyes as she prayed silently: Thank You, God. Your love has spread through human hearts and hands.



Notice from saint-michael:
quoting material since this is coming fro manother source and moving topic from vent to general topic since your not angry about this. But you need to add more to this since this is all one big quote.


This is a great story. It just goes to show that a little kindness can be returned ten-fold. Many people in our world are too focused on their own needs and wants without any consideration for others. I have seen this time and time again and sadly it diminishes my belief in the idea that all people are generally good. With all the violence and hatred in the world it's nice to see a story like this come along to prove there are those out there that have a good heart.Thank you for sharing it with us.


What goes around comes around......in good way B)awsome story man


yeah, that's a pretty great story... i like reading things like that, but generally the ones that come around in email forwards are really corny...in all honesty, though, some things you just don't forget. The things that strike you as small at the time can end up making the biggest difference years into the future.thanks for posting mruu.peace out

Cerebral Stasis

I'm going to have to remember to give all the poor kids I see a glass of milk. That way, I'll be sure to be able to sucker my way out of all bills.It's a good story, but it's predictable, and I doubt it's true.And I wish that kid would lick that stupid milk mustache off his face. Seeing food/drink on someone's face like that just bugs the heck out of me...


This story gave me goosebumps, what a great story.This may be my negative feeling again towards the human race, but, too bad its one of those exceptions in the world, because this really doesnt happen much unfortunately, people are too much on money, where they forget the term peace&harmony


A great story indeed. I did received this in my email from a friend.Inspiring..........


This is a great story, and it goes to show that God blesses us when we do something kind for another person. Even in the most unexpected way. It also shows that God works in mysterious ways, for, had the young lady not have helped that soon-to-be doctor, she would never have had the money to pay for the treatment. Just goes to show Thanks for the story Mruu. It is a good one.


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