‘Do a good deed’

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5th July, 2023

Sophocles once said, “To be doing good deeds is man’s most glorious task.”

One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one 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 any payment 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 reinforced. He had been ready to give up and quit, but this good deed made him believe in the goodness of the world & fellow beings.

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 checked the bill, 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 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?

Doing a good deed every day doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. Sometimes, even just the smallest acts of charitable giving can have a massive impact. For example, something as simple as taking the time to have a chat and a cup of tea with an elderly neighbour who lives alone can make a real impression on that person’s life, helping to ward off loneliness and giving them something to look forward to.

An act of giving can also add value to your own life. Donating your time or money to a good cause is the ultimate selfless deed, and the benefits of regularly giving will gradually begin to reflect in your day-to-day life.

Do your bit, spread kindness & positivity, Do a Good Deed today & Stay blessed forever.