The story of the starfish

A man took a trip to a tropical island, a beautiful place with white sand and light blue seas. He stayed in a five star hotel, which was right on the beach. 
He checked into the hotel, and as he was feeling tired from his long trip he went to bed…..later that night there was a great storm, which woke him from his sleep. He could hear the storm outside was fearsome, but he managed to get back to sleep for a few hours before waking up early in the morning…..he looked over his balcony to see what damage the storm had done overnight…..things looked fine…. the island had escaped any major damage. He decided to go down to the beach and to his surprise as he walked on to the beach he could see the beach was covered with starfish as far as the eye could see….he then noticed two children running up and down the beach picking up starfish and throwing them back into the sea. He watched them for a few minutes, and walking over to the children he called them over and asked them what did they think they were doing… they both replied that they are saving the starfish… the man replied but why are you doing this you can’t possibly make a difference! One of the children picked up a starfish and threw it back into the sea and said to the man I have just made a difference. The man started to smile and he and the two children spent the rest of the day saving starfish.

We have to remember that we can’t save everyone, but even small positive differences we make in this world of ours can make all the difference.


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