A poor young boy who was begging from door to door to feed his hungry stomach, decided he would ask for a meal at the house down the street.
However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal, he asked for a glass of water. The young lady 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 kindness.” He gratefully thanked her and left.
Years later, that young woman became critically ill. The local doctors couldn’t cure her and they finally sent her to the big city, where they called specialists to study her rare illness.
Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation, and he recognized her at once. From that day, he gave special attention to that case. After a long struggle, the battle was won!
Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass final bill to him for approval. He looked at it, then wrote something on the bill and it was sent to her room.
The woman feared opening it, for she was sure it might take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally she looked, and noticed something was written at the edge of the note, “Paid in full with a glass of milk.” Tears rolled down are cheeks as she immediately remembered.
Every form of kindness you show doesn’t disappear, it goes into your future to wait for you in a multiplied form.
We have been kind by sharing this story with you. So, be kind to share it with others. Have a remarkable day!