A Glass of Milk – Paid In Full

Posted by: Leeana

A Glass of Milk – Paid In Full - 06/08/13 05:16 PM


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 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”
Posted by: manxman

Re: A Glass of Milk – Paid In Full - 06/08/13 05:45 PM

Great story Leeana. Kindness goes a long way. smile
Posted by: Space Quest Fan

Re: A Glass of Milk – Paid In Full - 06/08/13 06:47 PM

Awesome Leeana. thumbsup
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: A Glass of Milk – Paid In Full - 06/09/13 05:06 AM

Touched my heart Leeana! Thanks for sharing.
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: A Glass of Milk – Paid In Full - 06/09/13 11:51 AM

Very sweet, and according to Snopes, true happydance
Posted by: Haroula

Re: A Glass of Milk – Paid In Full - 06/09/13 02:31 PM

Leeana thanks smile wave
Posted by: Sorta Blonde

Re: A Glass of Milk – Paid In Full - 06/09/13 07:03 PM

That's a great story. Sorta paying it forward action. Always be kind to others and it might just come back to you.
Posted by: 3dobermans

Re: A Glass of Milk – Paid In Full - 06/09/13 07:09 PM

Wonderful story; is there a link to it in Snopes?
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: A Glass of Milk – Paid In Full - 06/09/13 07:15 PM

You can read it here Trippy.
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: A Glass of Milk – Paid In Full - 06/09/13 07:16 PM

Here ya go Trippy puppy
Posted by: BobH

Re: A Glass of Milk – Paid In Full - 06/09/13 11:05 PM

Great story Leeana! Thanks for sharing.
Posted by: joanie39

Re: A Glass of Milk – Paid In Full - 06/10/13 04:54 PM

Thanks Leeana. We so appreciate your sharing with us.
Posted by: Leeana

Re: A Glass of Milk – Paid In Full - 06/12/13 01:13 PM

so sorry I was not around had to lay down a couple of days ... my back was so bad ... stems from a fall I had years ago thats giving me trouble frown I really do hope I dont need back surgery ..... anyway Thank You for the Kindness you all show and Your very welcome smile made me happy