Tears of joy

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 the next morning.

However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for 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 money for kindness, '' He said, “then I thank you from my heart”. 

As Howard Kelly left the house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God and man was strong.

Years later that young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called the Specialists to study her rare disease. Dr Howard Kelly was called in for consultation. When he heard that name of the town, she came from a strong 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 her special attention.

After a long struggle, the battle was won. Dr Howland Kelly requested the office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge of the bill, and 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. 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 “.

Tears of joy flooded her eyes as she happily prayed “Thank you, for your love has spread through human hearts and hands “ 

                                                                                                Bhoomika M Shetty
                                                                                                      II  BBA