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.

22. Assistance to Animals

Assistance to Animals

There are many ways to help animals in our communities and in the world, whether helping in the protection of animals locally, promoting the adoption of domestic animals, or working to help endangered species. Being an advocate to help animals can be very effective.


Possible Programs

  1. Research, publish and distribute widely ways to protect an endangered species.
  2. Seek ways to publicize and encourage the adoption of family pets through a local shelter.
  3. Organize a program to use pets to enrich the lives of children or seniors.
  4. Publicize and encourage support for a local animal shelter.

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