Monday, April 4, 2011
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 bottom of my heart.”
As Kline Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger bodily, but his faith in God and man was also strong. He had been ready to give up and quit.
Years later that young woman Maria became critically ill. The local doctor’s were puzzled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease. Dr. Kline Kelly was called in for the discussion. 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 (Maria) 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 great effort, the battle was won. Dr. Kline 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. Maria was 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 notice on the side of the bill. She began to read the following words:
“Paid in full with one glass of milk”.
After reading that note, Maria remembered the quote which was told by her mommy when she was young.
Keep doing the activities of kindness. You never know when you might need some yourself. Spread love …you will never fall short of it in your life!
With tears she thanked Dr. Kline Kelly and from then both Maria’s family and Kline Kelly’s family have become a good friends which lasted for many generations.
Triana Vino was a happy, imaginative girl, a girl with one big aspiration - to play the drums in a band. But one big barrier lay in her way. To be good enough to play in a band Triana had to work out a lot, but she lived next-door to a lot of old aged people - many of them unwell - in a care home. She knew that the thud of beating drums and crashing cymbals would really get on their nerves.
Triana was a very kind girl. She always tried to find a way of practicing her drums without bothering other people. So, she had tried playing in the strangest places; an underground room, a kitchen, an attic, and even in a shower. But it was no good; there was always someone it would irritate. However, determined to practice as much as she could, Triana spent most of her time playing on books and boxes, and looking for new locations and environments to practice.
One day, while watching a knowledge documentary on Television, she heard that sound cannot travel in space, because there’s no air. At that moment, Triana Vino decided to become a sort of melodious astronaut.
With the help of a lot of time, a lot of books, and a lot of work, Triana built a space bubble. This was a big glass ball associated to a machine which sucked out all the air inside. All that would be left inside was a drum kit and a chair. Triana got into the space suit she had made, entered the bubble, turned on the machine, and..
She played those drums like a wild child!
It wasn't long before Triana Vino - 'The Musical Astronaut' - had become very famous. So many people came to see her play in her space bubble that she had to mount a pair of speakers so that everybody could pay attention to her play. Curtly afterwards she came out of the bubble and started giving concerts. Her fame spread so much that the government proposed that she form part of a unique space journey. Finally, Triana was a real musical astronaut, and had gone far beyond her first goal of playing drums in a rock band.
Years later, when they asked her how she had achieved all this, she thought for a moment, and said,
"If those old aged people next-door hadn't mattered so much to me, I wouldn't have gone to such lengths to find a resolution, and none of this would have ever happened."