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Old 05-07-2010, 04:58 PM   #1
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The Starfish Story

The Starfish Story
One morning a man was walking down a beach that was covered in dying starfish. The tide the night before had been especially strong and thousands of starfish had been washed up on shore, too far up for them to make it back into the water by themselves. The man shook his head as he trudged along thinking what a shame it was that all of those starfish would die on the beach.
He came upon a boy who was throwing starfish back into the ocean as fast as he could. He was out of breath and it was obvious that he had been at this task for a while. "Son," the man said, "you might as well quit. There are thousands of them. They are washed up all over the beach as far as you can see. There is no way you can make any sort of a difference." The boy did not even pause in what he was doing. He kept bending and throwing but as he did, he spoke to the man, "I can make a difference to this one, and this one, and this one."
And the man thought, and he knew the boy was right. He began to help return the animals to their home, smiling at how life's biggest lessons sometimes come from the smallest people."
~Meredith
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:25 PM   #2
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Yes, a great story and one anybody doing rescue needs to remember. I thought of it when posting this morning. We can save some.
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Old 05-07-2010, 06:28 PM   #3
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Thank you for posting that! Definitely something good to keep in mind
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Old 05-07-2010, 06:55 PM   #4
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Yes, a great story and if everyone would just take a few minutes out of thier busy day, together we could really make a BIG difference.
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