Tuesday, September 9, 2008

As the old man man walked the beach at dawn, he noticed a young man ahead of him picking up starfish and flinging them back into the sea. Finally, catching up with the youth, he asked him why he was doing this. The answer was that the stranded starfish would die if left until the morning sun. "But the beach goes on for miles and there are millions of starfish," countered the other. "How can your effort make a difference?" The young man looked at the starfish in his hand and then threw it to safety in the waves. "It makes a difference to this one," he said.

Anonymous

5 comments:

ellen b. said...

That's a great story/quote...
I like it...

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Just like our words of joy and encouragement and love make a difference to the ONE we choose to share them with!!!

Nice story.

~Blessings,
Jan

bj said...

Wonderful story. Thanks so much for sharing.
love, bj

Becky said...

I think that is a note of encouragement to us when we post.
We all get a chance to be like that little boy.
Making a difference to just one life. It should be our daily goal.
Becky

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You have been tagged.
Becky