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The Starfish Story: Making a Difference
One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a girl hurriedly picking up and gently throwing things into the ocean. Approaching the girl, he asked, “Young lady, what are you doing?” The girl replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.” The man laughed to himself and said, “Don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make any difference!”
After listening politely, the girl bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, she said,
“I made a difference to that one.”