Thought for the day.... - Posted by Ed Garcia

Posted by T2B - FL on March 03, 2002 at 13:19:07:


All I can say (with a tear in my eye) is, WOW!!!

Thanks for the inspiration!


Thought for the day… - Posted by Ed Garcia

Posted by Ed Garcia on March 03, 2002 at 12:31:05:

Before I go into my Thought for the day. I want to comment on Bills post of the Ant and the Grasshopper. If you haven’t read it, I suggest that you do.

To tell you what I think of it, I copied it.

But what disturbs me is how some people can lose the importance of the message.

I’m going to give you my take on his post.

The “Original Version” gives us a work ethic. It tells us that we get out of something what we put into it. The Aunt was rewarded for his hard work. It was the old thinking of Pride, Self Respect, Dependability, Dignity, a work ethic handed down from generation to generation of “Treat people like you want to be treated”. As my father who was a truck driver once told me as I was growing up. “Son, no matter what you choose to do in life, be the best at it”. I won’t kid you; my father and I had our differences. But I can’t tell you how at 56 years old, his advice became timeless.

The “Modern Version” tells us how today with the media distortion, people jumping on the band wagon for their own self gratification and recognition. The thinking of, what’s right or wrong, has been replaced with, WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME.

The idea of the two different versions is to make us realize the direction that we’re going in and to get back on track. It’s a reminder, a reality check, an awakening.

Because of this, I have decided to share another heart-warming story of people helping people and to put true values back in there proper perspective. I hope you enjoy it.

Courtesy Betty Clifford, Rifle, CO

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 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, 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 abroad through human hearts and hands.

Ed Garcia

Re: Thought for the day… - Posted by Green

Posted by Green on March 03, 2002 at 21:22:47:

Not just a thought for the day…Its the thought for everyones life.
Thanks for sharing…and more importantly believeing in it.

Re: Thought for the day… - Posted by Jeff P

Posted by Jeff P on March 03, 2002 at 20:03:50:

That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it , brother?
I hope I meet you some day, cause people like you make me determined to succeed in real estate. Are you going to the convention?

Re: Thought for the day… - Posted by Smitty(Va)

Posted by Smitty(Va) on March 03, 2002 at 14:29:43:

Ed, thanks for sharing that story. It was fantastic!