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I heard this story yesterday evening and after careful research, I found out that the story is true but it has been embellished over the years. Nonetheless, the message inherent in the story is still commendable and I just want to share it with my friends.
Here it goes:
‘One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one 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 she 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 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 began to read the following words:
“Paid in full with one glass of milk”
Signed, Dr. Howard Kelly.‘
”Kindness is not a gift, it’s a choice.” Sam Adeyemi.
This week, as you go about your daily activities, let love and kindness fill your heart, and you would indeed save a life, maybe it could be your life you’ll be saving. I love you all and do have a fantastic week!
Much love, always!
Fantastic! I like the story. super like! 🙂
Thank you! Have a wonderful week!
This is a truly beautiful story. Thanks for the post.
Thanks for reading! Have a nice day!!
I really liked the story! Thanks for sharing it with us!
Thanks, glad you like it!
Have a great week.
Indeed a beautiful and heartfelt story. 🙂
Thanks Celestine! Visited your blog earlier but I couldn’t like or comment. It wouldn’t show any icons. Will be back soon!
‘Paid in full’ – love this. The power of one act of kindness can change so much and save so much – even someone’s very life! Have a blessed week Seyi and thanks so much for sharing this very uplifting and inspirational story 🙂
Thanks Sherri, I wish you a peaceful and pleasant week.I’m grateful for your visit.
Much love. 🙂
Much love and the same to you dear Seyi 🙂
Thanks! Cheers. 🙂
What a beautiful thing to read early in the morning. Thanks for the post
Thanks Olaide, I’m glad you like it.
Have a pleasant week!
A beautiful story!
Thanks for sharing it 🙂
Love & Hugs to you Seyi Sandra!
They call it karma
Those who call themselves Buddhists
Yet love needs no name
You’re right Ben! Love needs no name!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Wonderful story, kindness knows no bounderies!
Hey Ute! Long time!! Thanks for stopping by! I’ll hop over to yours… It’s been a while dear friend!
I appreciate your visit!
Much love. 🙂
Seyi I have had a very hard 2 months lately and missed many blog posts , but I feel more settled again and more in control, so I should be around more again!
You sure do know how to choke me up. 🙂 This is a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing it.
Thanks for reading Anita!
Much love. 🙂
I would happily [ay in full for one glass of milk like that
I know you would! You’re a gentle soul!
I have read this story before, but it’s been a while. I don’t think we can ever read these inspirations too much. Thank you.
Beautiful story with a great conclusion.
A good story. It’s sad that acts of kindness are rare.
You should watch this: http://kevs-domain.net/2013/10/17/all-expenses-paid-30-years-ago/
What a beautiful story. 🙂 You can’t help but smile and feel good inside. Kindness makes everyone feel good, right? 🙂 Loved reading this, thank you! Have a great day, hugs Paula xxxx
This was so great! Thanks for sharing
Hallo SEYI eine schöne Geschichte wünsche dir einen schönen Montag Abend und ganz viele liebe Grüße Klaus
That’s an amazing story. Simple acts of kindness go a long way in life.
Thanks for reading dear friend! Have a great day!!
Much love. 🙂
It’s wonderful~ like it ^^
good day ♠