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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

One of my FAVORITE stories!!!

Why wait to change the world?

Have you ever looked at someone and thought I want to be like that someday? Or have you thought about something you would like to do, but realize its just not possible?

Now you wonder how can someone as insignificant as me change the world. It's simple! Ordinary people like you and I change the world everyday.

Many of you have read this story, but it's such a perfect example:

A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.
 She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!”

The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied, “Well, I made a difference to that one!”

The old man looked at the girl inquisitively and thought about what she had done and said. Inspired, he joined the little girl in throwing starfish back into the sea. Soon others joined, and all the starfish were saved.

The understanding that we hold in our hands the power to change a life, a mind, or a circumstance today, right now, is a powerful insight and motivator. We have the power to inspire others to act, and sometimes in numbers significant enough to make a major or even complete impact on the problem at hand.We can be a powerful force for leading change in the world. Often it is the ordinary people who put into action values that have been instilled in them. The world, therefore, depends on us to lead the way TODAY!

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