Saturday, January 7, 2012

It Made A Difference To That One

One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed
A boy picking up something and gently throwing it back 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 will die."

"Son", the man said, "Do you realize that there are miles and miles of beach
And hundreds of starfish? You cannot 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 to that one!"
~Loren Aisley

Just a little something for us all to mull over today. :) I know I always get so bogged down, thinking that I can't possibly make a difference in life. I'm just one small person in this huge world. But this story always reminds me that I'm not out to make a difference in the world. My job is to make a difference in the lives of those around me. That's what matters.

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