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Monday, November 05, 2007

Make a difference

I’d always believe an importance message can be reflected through a parable and had always wanted to write a blog based on that, at least weekly and here was the first one.

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."

Abstracted from: parable site
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?

Take care


  • It is true that every drop of water makes an ocean. but every drop is an individual being, with their own wishes, hopes and dreams. What is sad is that it will be all lost within in the ocean... But i believe this is no excuse to stop trying... To stop trying to bring joy to others, and to live for others... life is meaningless, it's sad, it's full of suffering, pain and sorrow... but the little happiness, the deep joys and love one can enjoy... it makes it all worthwhile

    By Anonymous But a drop in the ocean..., At 9:47 PM  

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