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.

10. Enrich Lives of Service Personnel

Enrich Lives of Service Personnel

With the busy lives we have today, it is easy to forget about service personnel, some now serving in foreign countries and also veterans in our community who have served. Often all they really need is some appreciation of what they are doing or have done.


Possible Programs

  1. Organize a program to put together material items to be sent to service persons serving overseas.
  2. Visit a veteran’s home, center or hospital and do something to enhance the life of the veterans.
  3. Find a way to enrich the lives of disabled veterans at home.
  4. Organize an event to honor all local veterans who have served in past and present wars.

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