The Starfish Story

I came across this story on Facebook yesterday and loved it so much, I thought that I would share it.

An old man was walking on the beach one morning after a storm. In the distance, he could see someone moving like a dancer. As he came closer, he could see that it was a young woman picking up starfish and gently throwing them into the ocean.

“Young lady, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?”

“The sun is up and the tide is going out, and if I do not throw them in, they will die,” she replied.

“But young lady, do you not realise that there are many miles of beach and thousands of starfish? You cannot possibly make a difference.”

The young woman listened politely, then bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the sea.

“It made a difference to that one.”

 

We can all make a difference, even if it is to just one person.

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