The Story of the Star Fish
One morning a little boy woke up early before sunrise after a terrible storm that occurred the night before. The little boy lived near the ocean and when he went out to the beach he saw that the storm had washed up thousands of Star Fish on to the sand. The boy knew that the Star Fish would not survive the heat of the sun once it rose above the hills. He frantically ran to the beach and began picking up the Star Fish one by one and throwing them back into the surf.
Panic set in as the boy realized that the sun was rising and there were still thousands of Star Fish stranded on the beach. The little boy became exhausted and frustrated as he realized he was going to run out of time. An old man was walking along the beach and he stopped before the little boy.
The old man said, ” What are you doing little boy? You are wasting your time. There are far too many Star Fish for you to make a difference.”
With tears in his eyes the little boy picked up another Star Fish and tossed it back into the ocean. “I made a difference with that one,” he said as he picked up another and tossed it. “And with that one… and with that one.”