Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Starfish Story


A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.

She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!”
The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied,

“Well, I made a difference to that one!”   

                                                                                The  old man looked at the girl inquisitively and thought about what she had done and said. Inspired, he joined the little girl in throwing starfish back into the sea. Soon others joined, and all the starfish were saved. - adapted from the Star Thrower by Loren C. Eiseley

Just a few starfish, waiting to be thrown.....

It made a difference to HER...

   "Mia Kareen Cox"

And it WILL to HIM...




to US!!!!


  1. Uh, if your goal with this post was to make me cry...check! It makes me want to get my little niece here NOW! I wish I was rich or had some crazy connections to get her here. I can't wait to meet her!

  2. PS...this is not Parker and Wawa commenting! It is your sister!

  3. love this post! my husbands coworker has set up a blog to raise money for little Allyssa! hang in there! it is all going to work out!