A man was walking down the beach at sunset.
As, he walked along, he saw another man in
the distance. He noticed this man kept
leaning down, picking up something and
throwing it out into the water,
again and again. As, he approached even
closer, he noticed that the man
was picking up starfish that had been washed
up on the beach. He was throwing them back
into the water, one by one.
Make a difference today.
Puzzled, he approached the man and said,
"Good Evening. I was wondering what you are doing."
"I'm throwing these starfish back into the ocean. You see, it's low tide
and all these starfish have been washed up onto the shore. If, I don't
throw them back into the ocean, they'll die up here from lack of oxygen."
"But, there must be thousands of starfish on this beach. You can't possible
get to all of them. 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 man bent down and picked up yet another starfish, and threw it back
into the ocean. With a smile he replied, "Made a difference to that one !!!"
Just remember, no matter how small the deed
it really does makes a difference.