Saturday, August 14, 2010

Legend of the Starfish

A vactioning man was walking along the beach when he saw a young boy. Along the shore were many starfish that had been washed up by the tide and were sure to die before the tide returned. The boy was walking slowly along the sore and occasionally reached down and tossed a beached starfish back into the ocean. The man hoping to teach the boy a little lesson in common sense, walked up to the boy and said "I have been watching what you have been doing, son. You have a good heart, and I know you mean well, but do you realize how may beaches there are around here and how many starfish are dying on every beach every day? Surely, such an industrious and kindhearted boy such as yourself could find something better to do with your time. Do you really think that what you are doing is going to make a difference?"  The boy looked up at that man, and then he looked down at a starfish by his feet. He picked up the starfish, and as he gently tossed it back into the ocean, he said, "It makes a difference to that one."


I saw this on another blog and loved it! I just had to share.


1 comment:

  1. What a great story! I know we keep changing things, but the yard sale is this Saturday. Kristen's mom is going to be making snow cones!