Made a difference to that one  

rm_lovelyLady 65F
552 posts
6/10/2006 7:13 am
Made a difference to that one


A friend was walking down a deserted Mexican beach at sunset. As he walked along, he began to see another man in the distance. As he grew nearer, he noticed that the local native 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 my friend approached even closer, he noticed that the man was picking up starfish that had washed up on the beach, and, one at a time, he was throwing them back into the water. My friend was puzzled.

He approached the man and said. "Good evening, friend. I was wondering what you are doing."
"I'm throwing these starfish back into the ocean. You see, it's low tide right now and all of these starfish have been washed up onto the shore. If I don't throw them back into the sea, they'll die up here from lack of oxygen."

"I understand," my friend replied, "but there must be thousands of starfish on this beach. You can't possibly get to all of them. There are simply too many. And don't you realize this is probably happening on hundreds of beaches all up and down this coast. Can't you see that you can't possibly make a difference?"
The local native smiled, bent down and picked up yet another starfish, and as he threw it back into the sea, he replied, "Made a difference to that one!"

rm_formepe 56M

6/10/2006 8:13 am

a very fitting story for a man who knows what the difference is in he's heart.

rm_lovelyLady replies on 7/9/2006 3:47 pm:
You are sooooooo right!

xoxo LL

rm_Ellenback 59F
966 posts
6/10/2006 8:17 am

Like our kids, and our pets, and everyone in our lives that we touch upon with our actions...

Love this story, thank you!



rm_lovelyLady replies on 7/9/2006 3:52 pm:
You are welcome... I did find a good one here,
didn't I?
I love this story too

Small actions by many can have great results..........

xoxoxo LL

rm_unicorn7289 70M

6/10/2006 8:27 am

That's a wonderful story............and a good life lesson

rm_lovelyLady replies on 7/9/2006 3:55 pm:
I'm soooooo glad you liked this one.......
as you is a "good life lesson"

xoxoxo LL

Handie4u2 63M

6/13/2006 11:33 am

Good story, just goes to show every little bit helps!!

rm_lovelyLady replies on 7/9/2006 3:59 pm:
You are soooooooo right!

This Does show "every little bit helps!!"

Yes, I like that!

xoxoxo LL

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