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.

24. Help for a Family in Crisis

Help for a Family in Crisis

A family can be in a crisis situation for many reasons, such as a fire, accident, abuse in the family, death of a parent, etc. Many times the family just needs some specific help to assist it to overcome the hurdles of adversity and get a new and fresh start. Many persons may want to help if given the opportunity.


Possible Programs

  1. A grant-a-wish program to a local family in crisis can really make a difference at the right time.
  2. Organizing all community resources and a core of volunteers to help a family in crisis in various ways can make a big difference.
  3. Organize a program to help single mothers to develop skills needed to get a better job.
  4. Organize a program to improve the home or apartment of a family in crisis.

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