After the soccer game last weekend we were invited back to Trey and Peter's home for lunch. While it was being prepared I did one of my favorite things to do in many a household...peruse the contents on the refrigerator door. I love seeing the latest photos and school projects on display. I had a lovely surprise waiting for me! There was a piece of card stock with a starfish glued to it. Under the starfish was the poem below. What a lovely philosophy it encompasses. We can all be like that little boy and make a difference. Even it it's to 'that ONE'.
Original Story by: Loren Eisley
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 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 to that one!'