One makes a Difference

We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.

Stevie Wonder

The following story is not my own, and I’m not sure who wrote it, however after reading it you will……. well I leave that to the reader.

Once upon a time there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his journal writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.

One day he was walking along the shore. As he looked down the beach, he saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself to think of someone who would dance to the day. So he began to walk faster to catch up.

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.

As he got closer he called out, “Good morning! What are you doing?”

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.”

 

 

 

 

The power is in each human being, the power to help, to save and the power to think about being normal,But what is Normal ? and  how do we define normal ? looking at the world that I see everyday, I pray I am not the normal,for If that is the normal out there then I rather be abnormal.

May peace become an uncontrollable plague.

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “One makes a Difference

  1. Teju says:

    Couldn’t agree more!

  2. Thanks for sharing such a nice story through your blog, it really good to experience that a single one ,matters Keep Reading

  3. great blog, thanks for sharing this story.

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