Giving without expecting a return

Giving without expecting a return

Giving is the best communication
There is a commercial produced in Thailand by Thai telecom that ends with the message “Giving is the best communication.” I’m almost in tears whenever I watch it. I guess you might be the same. The story reminds me of something worth teaching, which is “Giving without expecting a return.” 

I’ve learned that this film was made based on the true story of Dr. Howard Kelly’s childhood. You should find out about the original story. It may remind you one of the most heartwarming moments you’ve ever experienced in your life.
ทรูมูฟ เอช ” การให้ คือการสื่อสารที่ดีที่สุด ” TrueMove H : Giving

The original story for the film

This is a story about a poor boy, named Howard who used to sell goods from door to door to pay his way through school. One day he was hungry and decided that he would ask for a meal at the next house. He asked for a glass of water instead of a meal due to his hesitation when he saw a lovely young woman opened the door. 

She thought he looked hungry, so she brought him a large glass of milk instead of a glass of water. He drank it slowly and then asked, “How much do I owe you?”
“You don’t owe me anything,” she replied and added, “Mother has taught me never to accept pay for a kindness.”

Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly (1858-1943)

He said, “Then I thank you from my heart.” As Howard left that house, the act of her kindness made him feel stronger physically. He actually had been ready to give up his miserable life. Now his faith in God and man had further strengthened. He grew up to become a doctor. 
A young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. She was finally sent to a hospital in a big city in order to get a examination of her rare disease by a specialist. 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. He recognized her at once when he came in her room. He went back to the consultation room and determined to do his best to save her life. 

After a long struggle, the battle was finally won. She was alright. Dr. Howard was requested to approve the final bill by the account office. He looked at it, and then wrote something on the corner and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, because she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. When she opened it, something caught her attention on the side of the bill. She read these words…

Paid in full with one glass of milk”. 

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