Friday, 4 December 2015

LESSON OF THE WEEK : [a little act of kindness goes a long way]

TRUE STORY -- Author Unknown

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 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 stronger 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 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?
Dr. Howard Kelly was a distinguished physician who, in 1895, founded the Johns Hopkins Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Johns Hopkins University.  According to Dr. Kelly's biographer, Audrey Davis, the doctor was on a walking trip through Northern Pennsylvania one spring day when we stopped by a farm house for a drink of water.  A little girl answered his knock at the door and instead of water, brought him a glass of fresh milk.  He visited with her briefly, then went his way.  Sometime after that, the little girl came to him as a patient and needed surgery.  After the surgery, the bill was brought to her room and on it were the words, "Paid in full with one glass of milk."
What did you learn from this??? 
I sight you all. Thanks for the love all the way. 
#ismellchristmas, #thereisnomewithoutyou 


  1. Oh my God! Gloria this touched my heart "Paid in full with one glass of milk." -- Signed -- Dr. Howard Kelly.

    Thank you dear, you are a gift to bloggers!
    am grateful to God for having you as "my" good friend!
    I bless the Day I met you!
    Thank you Love! More Inspiration!!!

    1. Am humbled ma. God bless you real good.

  2. Inspiring...and I love it. Its really touching. I just learnt the benefit of been kind. Thanks for sharing.

  3. A touching post....tnx for sharing...

  4. So inspirational....thanks for sharing dear.Compliments of the season to u

  5. so inspiring

  6. so inspiring

  7. I learnt that the good deed I do today may benefit me or someone I love at the least expected time. Thanks for sharing Glo

  8. I have seen this story and i cannot agree less.I was telling my colleague recently that its good to do good today cos you never might know when you will be paid back.

    Some have good jobs today cos the the great deed their parents have done in the past.

  9. Every act of Kindness is a seed...
    Nma's Blog 

  10. 1. Good friends are like angels
    2. Be kind to every one including strangers
    Topmost Tree

  11. Act of kindness does not cost a thing.
    Inspiring.. Loved the story.

  12. It's good to be good because in the end we'll be remembered by what we have done.

  13. You all have said it.Our act of kindness might not show up now but some day it will pay up.

  14. Mummy was very good in that until her death. And she encourage that.

    Visit us and feed us back.


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