Make a difference

Earlier this week I received a story in my e-mail that I want to share with you.

I made a difference to that one…

A man was walking on the beach and ran into a little boy throwing starfish into the ocean.  When the man asked the little boy what he was doing, the little boy explained that the tide had gone out and left the starfish on the shore.  They wouldn’t survive the day in the sun and if they didn’t get back in the water, they would dry out and die.

Amused, the man looked down the beach and noticed that there were thousands of starfish washed up on the shore and they went out as far as the eye could see.

“Little boy, while I appreciate what you are trying to do, there are thousands and thousands of starfish on this beach. You can’t possibly make a difference.”

Without flinching, the little boy picked up another starfish and threw it back into the ocean.  “I made a difference to that one!”

While we can not help them all, we can make a difference to the ones that we do help. If you can do one thing to make a difference today, you should think about donating to your local Red Cross
. Organizations such as these are usually the 1st on the scene to aid the victims of disaster such as the one that just hit Japan.

If there is anything that I can do to help you, please feel free to contact me.