A Glass of Milk – Inspirational Story !!

seeing-doctors-ftrOne 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 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.

Year’s 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 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. 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 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”

6 Responses to A Glass of Milk – Inspirational Story !!

  1. Ibrahim Hassan September 23, 2015 at 4:58 PM #


    You read the story in the 60s, but the story ever remain relevant especially to us who were not there in the 60s.

    One good turn surely will attract another. That’s joy of doing good whether intended or executed and the reward never go aground it will surely reenact here or the hereafter.

  2. Husein September 21, 2015 at 8:56 PM #

    When I was a child (7 years old), my parents send me to buy a tooth brush. On my way back home, I lost the brush. I started crying on the side road, and afraid to go home. A man came to me and asked me why I was crying. I told him I lost my brush. He took me to the store and baught me one to replace it. I don’t know who that man was, but I still pray for him every time I am done with my prayer. He took a big load off my shoulder that day, may Allah forgive his sins on the day of judgment for his kind act.

    Don’t underestimate your kind act, no matter how small it is. The reward could be more than you can imagine.

  3. Hazem al-Ayoubie September 20, 2015 at 6:22 PM #

    What do you do of good you will find one of the best at Allah and greater reward. “

  4. Salim September 20, 2015 at 5:20 PM #

    This is a very old story I read in my school in 1960s.

  5. Stephen September 20, 2015 at 3:19 PM #

    Do Good And Good Will Return To You In Many Folds As The Almighty God Is Watching All That We Do In Secret And Rewards Us In A Million Ways

  6. abdul qader September 20, 2015 at 11:54 AM #

    Charity never died always grew and gives more charity