Friday, March 2, 2012

Make a Difference

Yesterday, I accompanied my mom for medical check up. While waiting, there's a picture framed in the wall which caught my eyes. I read the story written in the picture and somehow took me into a wiser perspective. I took my BB and wrote down the story to share in my blog. 

Hope we can have some learning point from the story... :)

There was a young man walking down a deserted beach just before dawn. In the distance he saw a frail old man. As he approached the old man, he saw him picking up stranded starfish and throwing them back to the sea. The young man gazed in wonder as the old man again threw the small starfish into the water. He asked old man, "Why do you spend so much energy doing what seems to be a waste of time?". The old man explained that the stranded starfish would die if left in the sun. "But there must be thousands of beaches and millions of starfish!" exclaimed the young man. "How can you make any difference?". The old man looked at the starfish in his hand as he threw it to the safety of sea, he said "It makes a difference to this one".

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