Glass of Milk – A small Gesture ~

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A 21968In life even a small gesture with good intention holds a great value. It is very human to help people in need. So you shall always try to help people and be generous as you can,
without having the intention to get a favor in return, as good intentions always pay off.

One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one good left, and he was hungry.

He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house instead of money. However, he was mesmerized when a lovely young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for a glass 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 payment for a kindness.”

He said… “Then I thank you from my heart.”

As John Brian left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God
and man was also regained.

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. John Brian 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. Brian 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 as she read
these words…… ” Paid in full with one glass of milk.” (Signed) Dr. John Brian.
Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed: “Thank You, GOD, that Your love
has spread abroad through human hearts and hands.”


Good intentions are important more than anything, no matter how small the gesture is.