A story I heard many years ago, tells of how one person
made a difference. Early one evening a man was walking
along a beach when he saw a boy picking up starfish and
flinging them into the sea. The man asked the boy why he
was doing this. The boy explained the starfish would die
if left to the morning. The man asked the boy, ”What difference
will your efforts make when there are thousands of starfish
on the beach?” The boy stopped and looked at the starfish
he was holding and said,”It will make a difference to this one.”
The story reminds me of the quote from Edward Everett Hale:
”I am only one, but still I am one.I cannot do everything,
but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do something I can do.”
There are a countless number of opportunities where we can
make a difference every day. At times, however, we do not
take action because we think we can only do a little and
it won’t make a difference.
However, the story and the quote above reminds us that
even if we can only do a little, we can make a difference.
It is all in your own attitude.