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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Payback


GLASS OF MILK

A true story, and does highlight the miracles of life.
Life has a strange way of playing out

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 so
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 the bottom of my heart."

As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger
physically, but his f aith in God and man was strong also. He had
been ready to give up and quit..

Many year's 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?!

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