Monday, July 19, 2010

This was shared on a Rett Syndrome forum I belong to. It was too great not to share!

"Once upon a time there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his 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 girl and the young girl wasn't dancing,
but instead she 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 girl 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, little girl, 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 girl 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."

I hope everyone reading this chooses to always make a difference - even if others tell you that you can't!

1 comment:

Megan said...

Thanks for posting this Kelly. I'm going to print it and put it on my desk so I see it everyday to remind me why I chose this profession.