08 April 2010

classic story ~ the star thrower [Thursday, 10:38pm]

One day a man was walking along the beach 
When he noticed a boy picking something up 
and gently throwing it into the ocean. 

Approaching the boy, he asked, 
“What are you doing?”

The youth replied, 
“Throwing starfish back into the ocean. 
The surf is up and the tide is going out. 
If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”

“Son,” the man said, 
“Don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish?  
You can’t possibly make a difference!”

After listening politely, 
the boy bent down, 
picked up another starfish, 
and threw it back into the surf.  
Then, smiling at the man, he said…

"I made a difference for that one.”

p/s : so inspiring right? simple act of kindness can make a difference (◕‿◕✿) 

Original Story by : Loren Eisley

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