Making a Difference in Someone’s Life

I was thinking about what I could do to make a difference in someone else’s  life today. I believe that mankind is called upon to look out for their fellow man and we should encourage others when possible. It doesn’t necessarily mean financial support but give our time and talents to make a difference in people’s lives. We should make it a point to do something everyday to add value or inspiration to another’s life. We are here for a short time and we should influence others by how we live or how we treat others.

There was an old man that walked across the beach until he came across a young boy throwing something into the breaking waves. Upon closer inspection, the old man could see that the boy was tossing stranded starfish from the sandy beach, back into the ocean.

“What are you doing, young man?” He asked.
“If the starfish are still on the beach when the sun rises, they will die,” the boy answered.
“That is ridiculous. There are thousands of miles of beach and millions of starfish. It doesn’t matter how many you throw in; you can’t make a difference.”

“It matters to this one,” the boy said as he threw another starfish into the waves. “And it matters to this one.”

The little boy knew that he couldn’t change the world for all the fish but that he could change the world for some. He knew he could make a difference if only it was for a few.

Reach out today and encourage someone because it might change their world for the better.


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