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.

23. Programs to Benefit the Environment

Programs to Benefit the Environment

A community can only be proud of itself by first having a clean, well-kept environment. This will help to reduce crime and disorder in a community and will give its citizens the incentive to join in and help keep the community clean.


Possible Programs

  1. Special educational programs arranged to bring to students of all ages the importance of protecting the environment in the local community.
  2. Distribution in the community of specific ways that individuals, groups, organizations and businesses can take positive steps to protect the environment.
  3. Organize a group to protect and preserve a specific local area.
  4. Organize a specific community day or event to focus on a specific project to help the environment.

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