wednesday story

Here is one of my very favourite stories from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil.

The Starfish Story

One day a woman was walking along the beach when she noticed
a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.

Approaching the boy, she asked, “What are you doing?”

The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out.  If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.

“Son”, the man said, “Don’t you realise 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
“Made a difference for that one……! “