Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Making A Difference

Making A Difference

A man was walking down a deserted beach at sunset. As he walked along, he saw a boy in the distance, he noticed that the boy kept leaning down, picking something up and throwing it out into the water. Time and again he kept hurling things out into the ocean. As he approached closer, he noticed that the boy was picking up starfish that had washed up on the beach, and, one at a time, he was throwing them back into the water. The man was puzzled.

He approached the boy and said “Hi, I was wondering what you are doing.”

“Hi, I’m throwing these starfish back into the ocean. You see its low tide right now and all of these starfish have been washed up onto the shore. If I don’t throw them back into the sea, they’ll die up here from lack of oxygen.”

“I understand,” man replied, “but there must be thousands of starfish on this beach. You can’t possibly get to all of them. There are simply too many. And don’t you realize this is probably happening on hundreds of beaches all up and down this coast. Can’t you see that you can’t possibly make a difference?”

The boy, bent down and picked up yet another starfish, and as he threw it back into the sea, he replied, “Made a difference to that one!”

Moral: Keep going, it may not matter to the world, but it will surely matter to one, to you !!!

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