A storm came and washed thousands of starfish against the beach. The next day, a boy appeared and with loving care began picking up each starfish, individually and placed it back into the sea.
A stranger was watching and approached the boy, saying with a smirk, “Son, there are thousands of them! You can’t possibly make a difference to them all!”
The boy stopped and considered this a moment, then disregarding the stranger, lovingly returned to his task and with great care, again began picking up the next starfish saying, “I’m making a difference with this one” and reaching for another saying, “I’m making a difference with that one.”
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