"Paid in full with one glass of milk"

"Paid in full with one glass of milk"  - "Paid in full with one glass of milk" 

Bread  cast on the waters comes back to you. 
The good deed you do today may benefit you or
someone you love at the least expected time. If you never see the deed
again at least you will have made the world a better  place - And, after all,
isn't that what life is all about?
Pakistan
November 9, 2006 12:21am CST
"Paid in full with one glass of milk" 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, 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. Many years later that same 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 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, 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 broad through human hearts and hands."There's a saying which goes something like this: Bread cast on the waters comes back to you. The good deed you do today may benefit you or someone you love at the least expected time. If you never see the deed again at least you will have made the world a better place - And, after all, isn't that what life is all about?Now you have two choices. You can send this page on and spread a positive message. Or ignore it and pretend it never touched your heart. The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
3 responses
• India
9 Nov 06
I agree with your story. But, You tell me how many people today really remember a good deed that you have done to them and repay you back when needed. I was also like the girl in this story helping everyone. But, then in my Life I had a very bad phrase when I needed their support. At that time only 2 friends out of my so many so called friends stood by me. This had made me hard. Now My motto in life is to help myself first before thinking about anyone else. I am not wasting anymore time and energy on suckers like that. You too dont be too naive or else you would also have to go through an experience that I went through
@bishu_sinha (1459)
• India
9 Nov 06
Agreed, tell me different story.
@frosthon (2250)
• Singapore
9 Nov 06
Decision making is a very difficult process that one have to make. It's like a game of chess, a wrong move will cause you to fail or win. However, if too much time is taken to make the move, it's disastrous as well.