“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank
Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see, stretching in both directions.
Off in the distance, the old man noticed a small boy approaching. As the boy walked, he paused every so often and as he grew closer, the man could see that he was occasionally bending down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea. The boy came closer still and the man called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”
The young boy paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up onto the beach and they can’t return to the sea by themselves,” the youth replied. “When the sun gets high, they will die, unless I throw them back into the water.”
The old man replied, “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. I’m afraid you won’t really be able to make much of a difference.”
The boy bent down, picked up yet another starfish and threw it as far as he could into the ocean. Then he turned, smiled and said, “It made a difference to that one!”
adapted from The Star Thrower, by Loren Eiseley (1907 – 1977)
When the task is daunting, we tend to think we can’t possibly make a difference, yet like the Starfish story, we can make a difference even if it’s a small difference. Small differences can become big differences when done by enough people. Let’s take cancer for example. A BIG problem. But what can YOU do about it? You can do your part by educating yourself about the possible causes of cancer such as toxins in your skin care products, your shampoo’s, and your toothpaste to just name a few. You can do your part by changing out those products for all natural ones. I call that “Voting with your dollars.” If enough people did that, the companies that make millions of dollars selling us such products would be forced to change or go out of business. You see, your actions matter, and this my friend is how you change the world.
Inspiring you to have more Wealth and Riches in every area of your life,