Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Starfish Story

"Once a man was walking along a beach. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day. Off in the distance he could see a person going back and forth between the surf's edge and and the beach. Back and forth this person went. As the man approached he could see that there were hundreds of starfish stranded on the sand as the result of the natural action of the tide. The man was stuck by the the apparent futility of the task. There were far too many starfish. Many of them were sure to perish. As he approached the person continued the task of picking up starfish one by one and throwing them into the surf."


"As he came up to the person he said, 'You must be crazy. There are thousands of miles of beach covered with starfish. You can't possibly make a difference.' The person looked at the man. He then stooped down and pick up one more starfish and threw it back into the ocean. He turned back to the man and said, 'It sure made a difference to that one!'" (http://www.cedu.niu.edu/~fulmer/starfish.htm)

Caryn's husband Wayne throwing a starfish back into the sea.

8 comments:

Brenda Leyland said...

Lin, I always loved this story! And I enjoyed how you shared it with photos from your holiday.

kavita said...

Yes,same here....but this is the first time i have come across this story...your pairing them with the pictures made it very special.You are getting very experimental...i love it.

Deborah Godin said...

I love that you caught the "star" in the sky!

Cheryl /Ashton said...

I too enjoy this story and your photos made it even more special.

dellgirl said...

This is a very good story, shows how one CAN make a difference.

I see Caryn and Wayne are making a DOUBLE difference -- two at a time. Great photos, Lin.

Caryn, you and Wayne look so nice, throwing back starfish. Way to go Caryn.

Kay said...

I loved that story and with Caryn and her husband's photo to go along, it made it even more meaningful.

SandyCarlson said...

I enjoyed that very, very much. Made me think of work. We all count, and all we can do for each other is our best.

Rambling Woods said...

It's a great story and what a place to visit..Love the beach...