Wednesday, November 30, 2011

True or False?

A Good Read Whether it is True or Not
I was sent the following, and told it was a true story. It was a good story and it made a little tear come to my eye. Somehow I doubt the truth of the story, but there is a good lesson in the story. Hope you will read it.

Glass of Milk

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 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.

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."

Bethany Leaves Today
Our daughter flies back to New Jersey today. She had a 5:30 AM flight this morning. I took her to the airport before 4:30 AM. We’ll miss her. We had a wonderful time while she was home for the holiday.

Me Eye
I have a 9:00 AM appointment with my eye doctor this morning. A couple of weeks ago I had a “retinal vein occlusion” in my left eye. The doctor explained that this is like a mini stroke, but happening in your eye rather than the brain. Last week I was injected with Avastin in my eye, and today I go back for a checkup and to learn if I will need more injections. My vision has improved dramatically since I first had the problem, so I think this will not result in very much of a permanent vision loss.

Oh yes, I asked the doctor what caused this, and he told me it was caused by birthdays. (This getting old is not much fun.)


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Kindness has an impact that we cannot predict.
A simple kindness to even a stranger can give them a needed lift. Don’t ever fail to show kindness in all you do and say. Kind thoughts will not hurt you either.

Quote of the Day
Some men have a den in their home,
while others just growl all over the house.
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

A man, sitting at home alone, heard a knock on the door. He opened it to find two sheriff's deputies. One deputy asked, "Sir, are you married?"

"Yes, I am, officer. Why?"

"Do you have a photograph of your wife?"

"Yeah." He grabbed a photo off the mantle.

The deputy said, "I'm sorry, sir, but it looks like your wife's been hit by a truck."

The guy replied, "I know, but she's an excellent cook, and the kids seem to like her!"

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peggy said...

Those birthdays sure cause a lot of our problems!

I enjoyed the story, doesn't matter if it's true or might well be and that's what I choose to think.

John White said...

Hi Jim, Hope you get a good report at the eye doctor.