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Story about a Glass of Milk

Today, I am simply going to share a story I received via email in the last several days.  It has a great lesson and meaning.  Enjoy!!!

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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.”
There’s a saying which goes something like this: Bread cast on the water
comes back to you. The good deed you do today may benefit you or someone you
love at the least expected time.  If you never see the deed again at least
you will have made the world a better place – And, after all, isn’t that
what life is all about?
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Namaste,
Scott

My Home to Be!

Today, I would like to speak about my future. What I am trying to do to make it a good one. Mostly, I would like to focus on my house, my home.


I have accepted the services of a new house cleaner. She comes to my home once a week and works very hard cleaning, sweeping, vacuuming, and straightening the six rooms I live most of my life in. I can feel the differences now after only a few visits.

The house smells fresher, the dust content is lower, the air is brighter, and the house looks much neater. I used to clean and scrub and keep the house in basic order. Since the stroke, this has been near an impossibility. She manages to get most of it totally done in about 3 hours.

She is scheduled for 4 hours. During the last hour, we (I) choose a small project in one room and we work on finishing that particular area.

This week it was the dresser in my bedroom and a box kept under a chair. We went through the 6 drawers and I got rid of a lot of the clothing items that I should no longer wear. Any socks that had holes in either one of the pair, clothes that were a bit tight, clothes that were “out of date”, and almost all of the older clothes in the box.

When that was done, we had all of my clothing items (foldable) in my dresser arranged nicely, the box now contains some bedspreads and sheets, and the chair was removed from the room (to eventually leave the house). This freed up the area in the bedroom that held all the excess clothing (2 baskets) and the area with the chair now looks much neater. The bedroom looks much bigger. To top it off, she changed the lights in the overhead lighting and put in three bulbs instead of one. The room is brighter and doesn’t make you just want to crawl in bed and sleep from being depressed.

Wow! Probably not, but I can dream!

I am now looking forward to each week as the house will continue to progress until it is much less laden with “things” and is more of a home than a house.

People will be able to visit and I can, perhaps, have some of my semi-famous dinner parties (maybe more of a pitch-in now).

It is interesting what a small task completed each week will make in a life. I have great difficulty now (post stroke) doing these things. Having someone at the house whose job it is to push me a bit and to do the stuff I can’t do is just a Godsend.
Is there something you could benefit from with a bit of help brought in?

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Namaste,
Scott

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