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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Inspirational Starfish



“One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed
a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.
Approaching the boy, he asked, ‘What are you doing?’

The youth replied, ‘Throwing starfish back into the ocean.
The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.’

‘ Son,’ the man said, ‘don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish?
You can’t make a difference!’

After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish,
and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said…‘I made a difference for that one.’"

The Original Starfish Story found in ”Star Thrower,”
a collection of essays by the naturalist and writer
Loren Eiseley 1978

Share where you can make a difference with one person or several?

4 comments:

Mike Golch said...

Great posting.Hugs my friend.

Wandering Coyote said...

Ah, I heard this one years ago - I love it!

Saving Grace said...

beautiful!

Clueless said...

Thank you everyone. I heard this before too, but it is always good for my heart to hear again.

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