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KINDNESS Pays !

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by vinoran, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. vinoran

    vinoran Bronze IL'ite

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    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, 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 man 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. 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."

    Thanks to Joke-a-day
     
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  2. meenakrishnan

    meenakrishnan Bronze IL'ite

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    Dear Ranjan,
    That was a wonderful story. Touched my heart. Thank you for sharing this beautiful thought here.It clearly shows,'give to the world the best you have and the best will come back to you.' Also our Indian culture and tradition has always given much importance to dharma. We say 'dharmo rakshathi rakshitha'.What good deed one does will save him in the right time.The kindness shown to the little boy passed on to the deserving person when he becomes a doctor is worth mentioning. That act of kindness shown to him at the tender age must have inspired him to become a doctor and serve others.:)
    'If you are shown kindness, please pass it on' A great thought!
    Meena
     
  3. vivbass

    vivbass Gold IL'ite

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    nice post,thanx for sharing.
     

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