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my one dollar-eleven-cent miracle true story Tess was a precocious eight-year-old when she heard her mom and dad talking about her little brother Andrew all she knew was that he was very sick and they were completely out of money they were moving to a rental apartment complex next month because daddy didn’t

Having the money for the doctor’s bills and their house only a very costly surgery could save him now and it was looking like there was no one to loan them the money she heard a daddy say to her tearful mother with a whisper of desperation only a miracle can save him now Tess went to her bedroom and pulled a glass jelly jar from its hiding place in the closet she poured all the change out on the

Floor and counted it carefully three times even though the total had to be exactly perfect no chance here for mistakes carefully placing the coins back in the jar and twisting on the cap she slipped out the back door and made her way six blocks to Drexel’s drugstore with the big red Indian chief sign above the door she waited patiently for the pharmacist to give her some attention but he was too busy at this moment

Tess twisted her feet to make a scuffing noise nothing she cleared her throat with the most disgusting sound she could muster no good finally she took a quarter from her jar and banged it on the glass counter that did it and what do you want the pharmacist asked in an annoyed tone of voice I’m talking to my brother from Chicago

Whom I haven’t seen in ages he said without waiting for a reply to his question well I wanted to talk to you about my brother Tess answered back in the same annoyed tone he’s really really sick and I want to buy a miracle I beg your pardon said the pharmacist his name is Andrew and he has something bad growing inside his head and my daddy says only a miracle can save him now how

Much does a miracle cost we don’t sell miracles here little girl I’m sorry but I can’t help you said the pharmacist softening a little listen I have the money to pay for it if it isn’t enough I will get the rest just tell me how much it costs the pharmacist brother was a well-dressed man he stooped down and asked the little girl what kind of a miracle does your brother

Need I don’t know Tess replied with her eyes welling up I just know he’s really sick and mommy says he needs an operation but daddy can’t pay for it so I want to use my money how much do you have asked the man from Chicago one dollar and eleven cents Tess answered barely audibly and that’s all the money I have but I can get some more if I need to

Well what a coincidence smiled the man a dollar and 11 cents the exact price of a miracle for little brothers he took her money in one hand and with the other hand he grasped her mitten and said take me to where you live I want to see your brother and meet your parents let’s see if I have the kind of miracle you need that well-dressed man was dr Carlton

Armstrong a surgeon specializing in neurosurgery the operation was completed without charge and it wasn’t long until Andrew was home again and doing well mom and dad were happily talking about the chain of events that led them to this place where surgery her mom whispered was a real miracle I wonder how much it could have cost less smiled she knew exactly how much a

Miracle cost one dollar and 11 cents plus the faith of a little child a glass of milk a young poor boy who is begging from door to door to feed his hungry stomach 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 just asked for a glass of water

The woman thought he looked hungry so she 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 payment for the kindness he said then I thank you from my heart years later that young woman became critically ill the local doctors were battling because

They couldn’t cure her they finally sent her to the big city where they called specialists to study her rare illness dr Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation when he heard the name of the town where she came from a strange light filled his eyes immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room 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 that 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 bill it was sent to her room

The woman feared opening it for she was sure it might take the rest of her life to pay for it all finally she looked and noticed something was written at the end of the note paid in full with a glass of milk tears filled her eyes as she immediately remembered every form of kindness you show doesn’t bounce it reproduces itself not necessarily before your eyes but it always does it is good to be good

Always be nice before it always comes back to you a gift of love can I see my baby the happy new mother asked when the bundle was nestled in her arms and she moved the fold of cloth to look upon his tiny face she gasped the doctor turned quickly and looked at the tall hospital window the baby had been born without ears time proved that the baby’s hearing was

Perfect it was only his appearance that was married when he rushed home from school one day and flung himself into his mother’s arms she sighed knowing that his life was going to be a succession of heartbreaks he blurted out the tragedy of a boy a big boy called me a freak he grew up handsome for his misfortune a favorite with the fellow students he might have been class president but for

That he developed a gift a talent for literature and music but you might mingle with other young people his mother reproved him but felt kindness in her heart the boy’s father had a session with the family physician could nothing be done I believe I could graft on a pair of outer ears if they could be procured the doctor decided

Whereupon the search began for a person who would make such a sacrifice for a young man two years went by then you are going to the hospital son mother and I have someone who will donate the ears you need but it’s a secret said the father the operation was a brilliant success and a new person emerged his talents blossomed into genius and school and college became a series of triumphs

Later he married and entered the diplomatic service but I must know he urged his father who gave so much from me I could never do enough for him I do not believe you could say the father but the agreement was that you were not to know not yet the years kept their profound secret but the day did come one of the darkest days that a son must endure

He stood with his father over his mother’s casket slowly tenderly the father stretched forth a hand and raised the thick reddish-brown hair to reveal that the mother had no outer ears mother said she was glad she never let her hair be cut he whispered gently and nobody ever thought motherless beautiful did they

Real beauty lies not in the physical appearance but in the heart real treasure lies not in what can be seen but what cannot be seen real love lies not in what is done and known but in what is done but not known a tale of tradition a hard-working Chinese rice farmer was supporting his children wife and his aging father

He worked long and hard each day and still he was barely making enough to feed his children and wife one day he stopped working for the entire day instead he built a small cart out of wood he had the next day he went to his aging father and insisted that the old man was no longer able to help the family he was only eating and taking up precious resources so he loaded him into the

Newly built cart and headed up a nearby mountain when he got to the top he stopped and aimed the cart facing down the mountain but before he could roll the cart his father stopped him saying wait so I can understand what you are doing and even why you are doing it but please save the cart your son will need it hospital windows two men both seriously ill occupied the same hospital room

One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each morning to help drain the fluid from his lungs his bed was next to the room’s only window the other man had to spend all his time flat on his back the men talked for hours on end they spoke of their wives and families their homes their jobs their involvement in the military service where they had been on vacation

Every afternoon when the man in the bed by the window could sit up he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window the man in the other bed began to live for those one-hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the outside world the window overlooked a park with a lovely lake

Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats young lovers walked arm and arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance as the man by the window described all this in exquisite detail the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the picturesque scene one warm afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by

Although the other man couldn’t hear the band he could see it in his mind’s eye as the gentleman by the window betrayed it with descriptive words days and weeks passed one morning the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window who had died peacefully in his sleep she was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away

As soon as seemed appropriate the other man asked if he could be moved to the next window the nurse was happy to make the switch and after making sure he was comfortable she left him alone slowly and painfully he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside the strained to slowly turn

And looked out the window only to find a blank wall a true love story one day a young guy and a young girl fell in love but the guy came from a poor family the girl’s parents weren’t too happy so the young man decided not only to court the girl but to court her parents as well in time the parents saw that he was a good man

And was worthy of their daughter’s hand but there was another problem the man was a soldier soon war broke out and he was sent overseas for a year the week before he left the man knelt on his knee and asked his lady love will you marry me she wiped a tear said yes and they were engaged they agreed that when he got back in one year they would get married

But tragedy struck a few days after he left the girl had a major vehicular accident it was a head-on collision when she woke up in the hospital she saw her father and mother crying immediately she knew there was something wrong she later found out that she had suffered a brain injury the part of her brain that controlled her face muscles was damaged her once

The lovely face was now disfigured she cried as she saw herself in the mirror yesterday I was beautiful today I’m a monster her body was also covered with so many ugly wounds right there and then she decided to release her fiance from their promise she knew he wouldn’t want her anymore she would forget about him and never see him again

For one year the soldier wrote many letters but she wouldn’t answer he phoned her many times but she wouldn’t return his calls but after one year the mother walked into her room and announced he was back from the war the girl shouted no please don’t tell him about me don’t tell him I’m here the mother said he’s getting married and handed her a wedding invitation

The girl’s heart sank she knew she still loved him but she had to forget him now with great sadness she opened the wedding invitation and then she saw her name on it confused she asked what is this that was when the young man entered her room with a bouquet of flowers he knelt beside her and asked will you marry me the girl covered her face with her hands

And said I’m ugly the man said without your permission your mother sent me your photos when I saw your photos I realized that nothing has changed you’re still the person I fell in love with you’re still as beautiful as ever because I love you a tribute to mother he was a young boy who lived with his elderly mother his mother wanted him to

Learn how to play the piano because she longed to hear her son play for her she sent her son to a piano teacher who took Robbie in under her guidance however there was one small problem because Robbie was not musically inclined and therefore was very slow in learning the teacher did not have much faith in the boy because of his weakness however the mother was very enthusiastic and every week she would send Robbie to

The teacher one day Robbie stopped attending the piano lessons the teacher thought that he had given up and in fact, she was quite pleased since she did not give much hope to Robbie not long after the piano teacher was given the task to organizing a piano concert in town she sent out circulars to invite the students and public to attend the event

Suddenly she received a call from Robbie who offered to take part in the concert the teacher told Robbie that he was not good enough and that he was no longer a student since he had stopped coming to lessons Robbie begged her to give him a chance and promised that he would not let her down finally she gave in but scheduled him to play last hoping that he would change his mind at the last minute

When the big day came the hall was packed and the children gave their best performance finally and as his name was announced he walked in he was not in proper attire and his hair was not properly groomed the teacher was really nervous since Robbie’s performance could spoil the whole evening’s brilliant performance as Robbie started playing the crowd became silent and was amazed at the

The skill of this little boy in fact gave the best performance of the evening at the end of his presentation the crowd and the piano teacher gave him a standing ovation the crowd asked Robbie how he managed to play so brilliantly with microphone in front of him he said I was not able to attend the weekly piano lessons as there was no one to send me because my mother was sick with

Cancer she just passed away and I wanted her to hear me play you see this is the first time she is able to hear me play because when she was alive she was deaf and now I know she is listening to me I have to play my best for her when you have a passion and a reason to do something you will surely excel

You may not be talented or gifted but if you have a strong enough reason to do something you will be able to tap into your inner given potential when there is a will there’s a way childish behavior a 24-year-old boy looking out from the train’s window shouted dad look the trees are going behind dad smiled and a young couple sitting nearby looked at the 24-year-old’s

Childish behavior with pity suddenly he again exclaimed dad look the clouds are running with us the couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man why don’t you take your son to a good doctor the old man smiled and said I did and we are just coming from the hospital my son was blind from birth he just got his eyes today every single person on the planet has a

Story don’t judge people before you truly know them the truth might surprise you seeking happiness this story is about a beautiful expensively dressed lady who complained to her psychiatrist that she felt her whole life was empty it had no meaning so the lady went to visit a counselor to seek out happiness the counselor called over the old lady who claimed the office floors and then

Said to the rich lady I am going to ask Mary here to tell you how she found happiness all I want you to do is listen to her so the old lady put down her broom sat on a chair and told her story well my husband died of malaria and three months later my only son was killed by a car I had nobody I had nothing left I couldn’t sleep I couldn’t eat I never

Smiled at anyone I even thought of taking my own life then one evening a little kitten followed me home from work somehow I felt sorry for the kitten it was cold outside so I decided to let the kitten in I got some milk and the kitten licked the plate clean then it purred and rubbed against my leg and for the first time in months I smiled

Then I stopped to think if helping a little kitten could make me smile maybe doing something for people could make me happy so the next day I baked some biscuits and took them to a neighbor who was sick in bed every day I tried to do something nice for someone it made me so happy to see them happy today I don’t know of anybody who sleeps and eats better than I do i found

Happiness by giving it to others when she heard that the rich lady cried she had everything that money could buy but she had lost the things that money cannot buy the beauty of life does not depend on how happy you are but on how happy others can be because of you happiness is not a destination its journey happiness is not tomorrow it is now

Happiness is not dependency it is decision happiness is what you are not what you have the house with the golden windows the little girl lived in a small very simple poor house on a hill and she would play in the small garden as she grew up she was able to see over the garden fence and across the valley to a wonderful house high on the hill and this house had golden windows so

Golden and shining that the little girl would dream of how magic it would be to grow up and live in a house with golden windows instead of an ordinary house like hers and although she loved her parents and her family she yearned to live in such a golden house and dreamed all day about how wonderful and exciting it must feel to live there when she got to an age where she gained enough skill and responsibility to go

Outside her garden fence, she asked her mother if she could go for a bike ride outside the gate and down the lane after pleading her mother finally allowed her to go insisting that she kept close to the house and didn’t wander too far the day was beautiful and the little girl knew exactly where she was heading down the lane across the valley she rode

Her bike until she got to the gate of the golden house across the other hill as she parked her bike and leaned it against the gate she focused her eyes on the path that led to the house and then on the house itself and was so disappointed as she realized that all the windows were plain and rather dirty reflecting nothing other than the sad neglect of the house that stood derelict she was so sad that she didn’t go any

Further and turned heartbroken as she remounted her bike and glanced up she saw a sight that amazed her there across the way on her side of the valley was a little house and its windows sparkled golden as the sun shone on her little home she then realized that she had been living in her golden house and all the love and care she found there was what made her home the golden house everything she dreamed of was right

There in front of her nose thanks for watching if you like this video please like and share

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