Wednesday, February 23, 2011
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
Young woman 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 payment 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 mankind was strong also.
He had been ready to give up and quit.
Years 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. Howard Kelly
requested the business office to pass the final bill to him
for approval. He looked at it, and 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 as
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."
Moral: When a flower blooms, its colour and scent
first touch the garden near it, and then spread.
In the same way, The acts of human kindness
should first touch those nearest to him,
his family and his neighbours.