Monday, February 25, 2013

Do you always know your purpose?

It's a big world.

When I start to feel overwhelmed by demands I remember the story of the boy tossing starfish back into the sea. The beach is littered by the helpless creatures, and one by one the boy picks them up and launches them back into the water with his best baseball pitch.

An old man walks up to the little boy and belittles his attempts. "There are so many of them. You can't possibly make a difference."

The little boy pauses and looking at the starfish gripped in his little hand and says, "Well, it matters to this one."

This week is dedicated to the little guy, the little things, the little acts of courage and kindness that make a difference.