The Starfish Story
submitted by Cindy
A man was walking down a beach and saw
another person in the distance. He noticed that this person kept leaning down, picking
something up and throwing it out into the water. Time and again he kept hurling things out
into the ocean. As the man approached, he noticed that the man was picking up starfish
that had been washed up on the beach and, one at a time, was throwing them back into the
Puzzled, the man asked: "What are you
doing?" The person responded: I'm throwing these starfish back into the ocean. If I
don't, they will die."
"There must be thousands of starfish on
this beach. There are simply too many. You can't possibly make a difference!"
The person smiled, bent down and picked up
another starfish. As he threw it back into the sea, he replied, "It makes a
difference to this one!"