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September 21, 2012

Hope Springs International

Covered with starfish that had washed up on the beach after a storm, a little girl stood looking. Suddenly she went into action walking down the beach and whenever she came near a starfish, she threw it back in the ocean.

A man watched her for some time and then approached the little girl.

“Are you foolish? You can’t possibly throw all these starfish back in the ocean. Your effort doesn’t matter.”

The little girl looked at him for a moment and then reached down, picking up another starfish and flung it to the ocean. Looking at the man she replied, “It mattered to that one.” (adapted from The Starfish Story by: Loren Eisley

Who do you identify with in this story?

Are you the man who looks at the great need and in a moment of being overwhelmed says, “I can’t change the world?”

Are you the child that looks…

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