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.

17. Prevention of Illness or Accidents

Prevention of Illness or Accidents

For the safety of children and adults, proper training, information and habits can prevent many accidents. A program to educate the community on ways to avoid accidents and to prevent specific illnesses can be life changing.


Possible Programs

  1. Accumulate information on how to prevent injuries to children in one specific way in the home and outside the home and distribute this information widely.
  2. Develop an idea to reduce auto accidents by new teenage drivers.
  3. Distribute widely, information on lifestyle changes to prevent specific illnesses.
  4. Create a support group to help persons afflicted with a specific illness on specific ways to reduce the effects of the illness.

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