Saturday, December 17, 2011

It is the little things that make a big difference

There was a man taking a morning walk at or the beach. He saw that along with the morning tide came hundreds of starfish and when the tide receded, they were left behind and with the morning sun rays, they would die. The tide was fresh and the starfish were alive. The man took a few steps, picked one and threw it into the water. He did that repeatedly. Right behind him there was another person who couldn’t understand what this man was doing. He caught up with him and asked, “What are you doing? There are hundreds of starfish. How many can you help? What difference does it make?” This man did not reply, took two more steps, picked up another one, threw it into the water, and said, “It makes a difference to this one.”

What difference are we making? Big or small, it does not matter. If everyone made a small difference, we’d end up with a big difference, wouldn’t we?

I just thought about having more than 1 wish and all I came up with was ‘O wish i could change the world and make a difference’..then I had the ‘but how?’ moment… then it withered away... guess that's why we never get to change anything.We think then let wither.


Aemy Shamy said...

that's right..big or small, we still can make a difference. i wondered about the same thing, that's why i want to write a book about a story or something & publish it so everyone can read..i think that's how i can make a difference :)

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