I blogged about this over at Love Drop the other day, but It really applies to ALL KINDS of areas in our lives – not just charitable giving… Take a read, and then find a way that YOU can make a difference in someone else’s life today :)
The Starfish Story, by Loren Eisley
One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?”
The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”
“Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!”
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said…
“I made a difference for that one.”
Take 15 minutes today and help someone out :) Whether it’s helping them get started on that budget they’ve always
wanted NEEDED to do, making them dinner so they can relax for an evening, or simply just listening and offering guidance. It doesn’t have to be financially related (even though I skew it that way for this blog), but just letting someone know you’re there for them, and you CARE can make a world of a difference. If you don’t know what they need, ask. Often times the mere question brightens up their day :)
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