Make a Difference…

starfish (129k image)

“A traveller was walking along a beach when he saw a woman scooping up starfish off the sand and tossing them into the waves. Curious, he asked her what she was doing. The woman replied “When the tide goes out it leaves these starfish stranded on the beach. They will dry up and die before the tide comes back in, so I am throwing them back into the sea where they can live.”

The traveller then asked her “But this beach is miles long and there are hundreds of stranded starfish, many will die before you reach them – do you really think throwing back a few starfish is really going to make a difference?”

The woman picked up a starfish and looked at it, then she threw it into the waves. “It makes a difference to this one.”

One Comment

  1. Erin said:

    I love this picture and the story that you posted. Making a difference to just one creature is a great start. If only we all thought this way. Down here a dog fighting ring was just busted with some 80 or so pitbulls. Many had to be put down. I will never understand the cruelty of people. We are glad that we could make a difference to one and we hope to find a way to help others.

    April 7, 2008

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