One day a man was walking alone, along the shore of the Ocean. As he looked down the beach, he saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself to think someone would dance like that in public. He got a little chuckle so he began to walk faster to catch up to the dancer.
As he got closer, he saw that it was a young man and the young man wasn’t dancing, but instead he was reaching down to the shore, picking up something and very gently throwing it into the ocean.
The young man paused, looked up and replied, “Throwing starfish in the ocean.”
“I guess I should have asked, why are you throwing starfish in the ocean?”
“The sun is up, and the tide is going out. And if I don’t throw them in they’ll die.”
“But, young man, don’t you realize that there are miles and miles of beach, and starfish all along it. You can’t possibly make a difference!”
The young man listened politely. Then bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the sea, past the breaking waves and said…“It made a difference for that one.”
There is something very special in each and every one of us. We have all been gifted with the ability to make a difference. And if we can become aware of that gift, we gain through the strength of our visions the power to shape the future. We must each find our starfish. And if we throw our stars wisely and well, the world will be blessed.
Posted on January 28, 2013, in Inspirational and tagged Brandon Byrge, Brandon D. Byrge, Byrge, Inspirational, It made a difference, It made a difference for that one, Make a Difference, Motivation, Starfish, Starfish Story. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.