Make a difference
Make a Difference
One day this wise man was walking along the shore, as he looked down the beach, he saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself to think of someone who would dance to the day. So he began to walk faster to catch up. As he got closer, he saw that it was a young man and the young man wasn't dancing, but instead he was reaching down to the shore, picking up something and very gently throwing it into the ocean. As he got closer he called out,"Good morning! What are you doing?" The young man paused, looked up and replied, "Throwing starfish in the ocean." "The sun is up and the tide is going out. And if I don't throw them in they'll die." "But, young man, don't you realize that there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it. You can't possibly make a difference!" The young man listened politely. Then bent down, picked another starfish and threw it into the sea, past the breaking waves and said, "It made a difference for that one."
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This parable reminds me of the little snail that I had picked up on pavement and place it on the grass field if you could remember that is @ This post
A little action, make no difference to the vast ocean but what is an ocean without those tiny droplets of rain?
Whoo, a little philosophical statement made kai more grown up, but deep down inside is he?