Glass Of Milk – Moral Story

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 years 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, 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”

(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 waters 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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  2. syed aleem soofiyani August 19, 2014 at 11:40 AM #

    i feel tears in my eye when i read full story

    thanks for your good posts

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  4. SHUAIB K.O January 5, 2013 at 10:31 PM #

    Oh,what a pathetic life changing message! Poor cop.

  5. Omobaba December 27, 2012 at 10:34 AM #

    Good story. Epigrammatic indeed.
    I think the “saying” that you referred to is this Bible verse:
    Cast your bread upon the waters, For you will find it after many days. (Ecclesiastes 11:1)

  6. Ian October 7, 2012 at 1:32 PM #


  7. Riaz Ahmad Barni August 29, 2012 at 10:57 AM #

    Many thanks! Brought tears to my eyes. Keep it up!

    • Sara - Admin September 5, 2012 at 12:48 PM #

      Welcome Riaz!

  8. alaa August 27, 2012 at 2:35 AM #

    good moral story
    the goog lead to more good
    at now or late

  9. sk ashif August 23, 2012 at 7:53 PM #

    excellent and awesome!

    • Sara - Admin August 24, 2012 at 3:47 PM #

      Glad to know you liked it Ashif!
      Please share it with your friends and let them enjoy as well. 🙂

  10. sibghtullah August 15, 2012 at 4:18 PM #

    Heart touch story. we should learn this story

  11. Imran August 9, 2012 at 11:49 AM #

    Touching story !!

  12. Wasim August 8, 2012 at 4:01 PM #

    Law of Nature:
    Result of good = even more good
    Result of bad = even more bad…

    key of our conditions is in our own hands…

    Nice story.

  13. ahmed abbas August 7, 2012 at 10:31 PM #

    A touching story indeed! Our earth will be a . more pleasant place to live in if human beings are like these people.Inspire us with similar stories/ anecdotes again. Thanks Sarah.

  14. basheer kinaan August 7, 2012 at 5:08 PM #

    Thanks . nice moral story ,
    GOD says in the Quraan : if you spend one to help others ,then God will give you seven hundred & may even multiply it more

  15. shahed August 7, 2012 at 12:21 PM #

    This proves God is there, and watches us.

  16. Mohamed Rafi August 7, 2012 at 2:40 AM #

    Alhamdulillah..Jazak Allah Khair for sharing this beautiful emotional heart touching and a lesson to all mankind during this holy month of ramadan..tears in my eyes..pls all brothers and sisters practice it in your life..

  17. Khalid August 6, 2012 at 8:20 PM #

    It’s a story which is not only emotional but a great lesson for the whole mankind. Emotionally it touched my heart with little tars in my eyes. Good work Sarah!

  18. Mustapha August 6, 2012 at 4:17 PM #


  19. Mubarek AL-Amin August 6, 2012 at 2:01 PM #

    O very very nice story to tell but i hope it was an actually real life story.

  20. chandrashekhar August 6, 2012 at 12:06 PM #

    heart touching………………….

  21. sijusonu June 5, 2012 at 9:47 AM #

    Started with a doubt as wat this mail gonna say.. but it ends with the note that s needed more n more now… lets not get comfort or emotional with this story, lets start practising and spread the world with love,,.. all is well..

  22. mona June 1, 2012 at 10:48 PM #

    if u dont see ur good deed again, it’ll be waiting for u in the Hereafter 🙂

  23. Ismaila Baba June 1, 2012 at 5:55 PM #

    life is always like that the good things you do today will benefit you in future or in the hereafter. same as bad things will harm you or your children in future.

  24. G.N. Qureshi June 1, 2012 at 2:57 PM #

    There is always a pay back price…..!!! My Great Lord, one & only Lord my ALLAH is so kind, so gracious and forgiver…!!! The Almighty ALLAH does not discriminate among his own creature… It is in fact your deeds (Good or Bad), which may discriminate you from rest of the people…!!! If your deeds are good as par the aspirations and desires of the Almighty ALLAH as conveyed to you by his Great Messenger Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (PBUH), you will surely be rewarded here and/or there in the eternal life……!!! If your deeds are against the desires of Almighty ALLAH and our beloved NABI e Qainaat, may ALLAH guide you and still showers his blessings upon you….!!! AMEEN


    • Al August 6, 2012 at 9:41 PM #

      Very very impressive , being a real story an’ all , I have tears in my eyes ,….it resonates in my ears ..

  25. sharif123 June 1, 2012 at 1:51 PM #

    I read this story quite few times but still can’t resist to read again this beautiful emotional story. Thanks SARA.

  26. hanan June 1, 2012 at 1:03 PM #

    tear to my eyes

  27. Jawad_608 October 5, 2011 at 12:23 PM #

    Awsome yaaar

  28. MHA Reyn November 15, 2010 at 4:21 PM #

    Great but it not a joke at all

  29. Faisal Malik October 19, 2010 at 11:06 PM #

    If you Care other’s God Care YOU. Nice Lesson for today’s Engry Peoples

  30. Fajr Breeze - Yuxx July 18, 2010 at 3:29 AM #

    that’s very cool 😀

  31. Nour Elkhial July 17, 2010 at 12:30 AM #

    Lie it soooooooooooooooo much

  32. rehanaisaani July 15, 2010 at 12:14 PM #

    very very nice a lesson to all true wht we sow so shall we reap.

  33. maj July 14, 2010 at 8:08 PM #

    realy nice.

    • A.Muhammad August 8, 2012 at 12:37 AM #

      That shows kindness cost nothing but it goes long way.May Allah filled our hearts with same kindness.