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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Starfish

As twitted by @IslamicThinking in Twitter.


Once a man was walking along a beach. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day.

Off in the distance he could see a person going back and forth between the surf's edge and the beach. Back and forth this person went.

As the man approached, he could see that there were hundreds of starfish stranded on the sand. There had been a storm and as the result of the storm, they had been thrown onto shore.

The man was struck by the apparent futility of the task. There were too many starfish. Many of them were sure to perish.

As he approached, the person continued the task of picking up starfish one by one and throwing them into the surf. As he came up to the person, he said:


'You must be crazy. There are thousands of miles of beach covered with starfish. You can't possibly make a difference.'

The person looked at the man for a moment. He then stooped down and picked up one more starfish and threw it back into the ocean. He turned back to the man and said:

'To that one, it made a difference.'

Moral: Small things can make big changes or impact. A little good goes a long way.

THE END.

Think that you don't make a difference? Think again. You may not make a difference to everyone, but to some, your action is the one that makes a difference to them =).


xoxo Mrs Fashionista