You Can Make A DifferenceAuthor: Catherine Pulsifer, ©. 2009
A story I heard many years ago, tells of how one person can make a difference.
Early One Evening . . .
Early one evening a man was walking along a beach when he saw a boy picking up starfish and flinging them into the sea. The man asked the boy why he was doing this. The boy explained the starfish would die if left to the morning. The man asked the boy, "What difference will your efforts make when there are thousands of starfish on the beach?" The boy stopped and looked at the starfish he was holding and said, "It will make a difference to this one."
To Make A Difference
The above story reveals that you do not have to influence the world, or a country, or a state or province, or city, or a town, or even a neighbourhood. It means, instead, that you can influence one person at a time over time. Each person you can positively influence can also influence others as they go through life and soon you have an avalanche. Each person you influence positively also has the ability to encourage and influence another person, and that other person can also positively influence on other person. As you can see, you only have to make a difference one person at a time to make a huge impact. It all depends on what your attitude is in making a difference.
Wisdom Said By Edward Everett Hale
"I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
but still I can do something;
and because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do something I can do."
There are a countless number of opportunities where we can make a difference every day.
At times, however, we do not take action because we think we can only do a little and it won't make a difference. However, the story contains wisdom that reminds us that even if we can only do a little, we can make a difference. It is all in your own attitude!
Author Unknown, from the poem Just One
If you want happiness for a day - go fishing.
If you want happiness for a month - get married.
If you want happiness for a year - inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime - help others.
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