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Paid In Full With One Glass Milk

Paid In Full With One Glass Milk

Sansa Franklin
I seem crazy to the world, but I m not. I feel, and frankly do not care about what the world thinks.
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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 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 the boy left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God and humanity also grew stronger.

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 in for 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, Dr. Kelly and the patient won the battle. 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 of the bill and it was given to her.

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”

The decisions you make & the way you treat people will someday come back to stare you in the face. If you are good & kind to people they will treat you kind. If you are cruel to people & make bad decisions then life will not be so kind to you. However you act in your life, expect the same to come back to you. It may not happen right away but at some point in your life you will face the consequences or rewards. Remember, what goes around comes around.


academictips.org/blogs; Image: staticflickr.com

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Shaun Dart Audit Director, Big4

“Even chance meetings are the result of karma… Things in life are fated by our previous lives. That even in the smallest events there’s no such thing as coincidence.”
? Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

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