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Thanks so much.
In the spirit of opening our hearts and trying to make this a better place to live, as well as a “thank you!” present for all our well-wishers, today I’d like to show you three very touching videos from Thailand. Is this an attempt at pulling at dear reader’s soft heart strings? Why, yes it is. It is also because I am a big softy and these things make me cry too. (Heck, I cried in the Disney cartoon Dumbo!) Today’s short videos are very well done and make my water works flow also! I think you’ll like them a lot! I do.
Why does Thailand have so many heart ripping videos today? Maybe it’s because Thailand was such a desperately poor country (still is in many ways) for so many centuries. Things have gotten better, but westerners cannot imagine the poverty in nations like Thailand (or India) that still exist today… Maybe these heart-wrenching videos come about due to Thailand’s Buddhist history. I am not sure.
The first video is about a blind boy who saves a baby bird. This movie speaks for itself. Watch this and see if this doesn’t jerk your heartsrings….
I love how they got a real actor with a sight disorder to play the part. Genius. Well done!
The next video is a video that is perfect for Japan and addresses the social problem of bullying. This one, too, needs little explanation…. The note the little boy receives at the start of the video says, “Loser!”
The note the little boy receives at the end of the video says, “Teach me!” Watch it!
Finally, this is the best of the bunch. Actually, I find this video production to be quite excellent and I am happy to see how this was adapted… No! Is this an ancient story? Or is this a modern story? I am leaning to believing that this is an ancient Buddhist story.
Here is an English adaptation that I found:
“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 began to read the following words: “Paid in full with one glass of milk. Signed, Dr. Howard Kelly.”
So I am sure, now, this is an ancient story. Now that you know the story, you don’t need to know the language. The video adaptation is superb:
It’s a wonderful day. Thank you for sharing your time with us today.
Please give your loved ones a hug. Cherish all that you have. Kindness to others will be repaid to you in good karma…
As the final video says, “Giving is the best communication.”
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