Will YOU Make a Difference?

@deeeky (3667)
Edinburgh, Scotland
March 29, 2008 1:16pm CST
While walking along a beach at dawn an old man saw a boy picking starfish up off the sand and throwing them back into the sea. He caught up to the boy and asked him what he was doing. The boy replied that the starfish would die if left exposed on the sand after sunrise. "But this beach goes on for miles," the old man said. "There must be thousands of starfish stranded on the sand. What difference will it make to save just a few?" The boy looked at the starfish he was holding in his hand, then threw it onto the surf. "Well, for that starfish it makes a big difference." Have a great life from Deeky.
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@Darkwing (21586)
29 Mar 08
This is very true and we can all make a big difference to many people's lives along our life path. Those whose paths we cross who are stranded for some reason or another, we can accompany along the path until they have found their way again. Like the beach, it's a long path and we cross many others' paths, but if we can help just a portion of those, then it makes life worthwhile. Brightest Blessings, my dear friend. x
@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
30 Mar 08
And that the key to life! To make it worthwhile whilst we are here enjoyings lifes gifts that are all around us. Thanks my friend. have a great life
@Darkwing (21586)
31 Mar 08
You're more than welcome, and I shall certainly try.
@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
31 Mar 08
Trying is a preresqusit to being able to succeed therefore we must try and try again untill we a satisfied of a desired outcome.
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• Bahamas
29 Mar 08
That is a nice story that has such a profound meaning.It's like doing our best to help in this world one person at a time. That may not seem like alot but it means the world to that person.
@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
29 Mar 08
Thats right. we are all individuals but we can help many more and if they do the same then many more will be helped through this life of ours.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
29 Mar 08
That is so cool, Deeky. Where do you get these sweet pearls of wisdom from? I would love to put this on my other pages and blogs. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.
@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
29 Mar 08
ok gtargirl . Sent you a message for you to receive. Ty
• India
29 Mar 08
i was absent before i was born i will be absent after i die ,its this life which is too small for my presence as compared to my absence so there's no room for thinking .Its time to make a mark.