A difference at the Beach



A friend of mine was walking down a deserted bench at sunset. As he walked along, he began to see another man at a distance. As he grew nearer, he noticed that the native kept [caning down, picking something up and throwing it out into the water.

As my friend approached even closer, he noticed that the man was picking up starfish one at a time, that were thrown on the beach with the waves and he was throwing them hack 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 hack into the ocean," said the man. "You see, it is low tide right now and nil of these starfish have been washed up onto the shore. If I don't throw them back into die 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 n difference?"

The native man smiled, bent down and picked tip yet another starfish, and as he threw it back into the sea, he replied 'Made difference to that one didn't I?
There are millions of little things we can do, without making much effort, to make this world a better place.

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