The Starfish Story

A wise man was taking a sunrise walk on the beach...

 In the distance he caught sight of a little girl who seemed to be dancing along the waves. As he got closer, he saw the little girl picking up starfish from the sand and tossing them gently back into the ocean.

“What are you doing?” the wise man asked?

“The sun is coming up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”

“But little girl, there are miles and miles of beach with starfish all along the way, you can’t possibly make a difference.”

 The little girl bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it lovingly back into the ocean past the breaking waves, “It made a difference to that one.” She replied.

We are all gifted
 with the power
 the opportunity
to make a difference
in the life of a child
a family
a person.

6. Bringing Joy to Sick Children

Bringing Joy to Sick Children

Children who are sick need something to brighten their lives. In hospitals, in shelters, even at home they may feel isolated and alone. Anything done by you to bring joy and some ray of hope into their lives will really be effective and rewarding both to the child and to you.

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Possible Programs

  1. Enhance a playroom or an area in a hospital or shelter that would be a joy for children who are sick.
  2. Grant a wish to a few sick children with a dollar limit for each child.
  3. Create special fun days for a sick child.
  4. Provide material items or equipment to a sick child.

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