Be a Star thrower

Well, I made a difference for that one!

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Making a difference…one fish at time…I first heard this story from the CEO of the organization I currently work for…the story made an impact on me…gave me reassurance of the many decisions we make on a daily basis….

Here goes the story…On a beautiful calm morning, a young girl was walking along a beach. There was an old man who was resting and enjoying the morning calm. She was walking and noticed thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm the previous night. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. 

She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!”

The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied, “Well, I made a difference for that one!

The old man looked at the girl inquisitively and thought about what she had done. Inspired, he joined the little girl in throwing starfish back into the sea. Soon others joined, and they truly made a difference!

This story taught me it’s about the small steps you make everyday can make a huge difference! Keep going…keep throwing!