Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Making a difference....one starfish at a time.
A young man happened upon an old man as he was walking along the shore. The old man was surrounded by thousands of starfish who were washed on the shore because of a storm, and he was throwing them back to the sea one at a time.
The young man laughed at the old man and said, "There are too many, you can't save them all and you are wasting your time. What difference can you possibly make?" The old man tossed a starfish back to the safety of the ocean and smiled at the young man as he bent over to get another starfish.
The old man said,"You may be right, but I am making a difference to this one," and he tossed another starfish to the warmth and safety of the sea.
This is what I do every day. Try to toss a couple of starfish back into the sea.
After a day like this, I have to remind myself that I AM making a difference, and that it IS worth it. Today it felt like the tide was just a little too strong.
Posted by Jodi at 8:47 PM