I came across this story;
The Starfish Story
A young man is walking along the ocean and sees a beach on which thousands and thousands of starfish have washed ashore. Further along he sees an old man, walking slowly and stooping often, picking up one starfish after another and tossing each one gently into the ocean.
“Why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?,” he asks.
“Because the sun is up and the tide is going out and if I don’t throw them further in they will die.”
“But, old man, don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it! You can’t possibly save them all, you can’t even save one-tenth of them. In fact, even if you work all day, your efforts won’t make any difference at all.”
The old man listened calmly and then bent down to pick up another starfish and threw it into the sea. “It made a difference to that one.”
I found it so inspiring and honorable, it made me realized how much even the smallest step toward a good intention is impactful and powerful!
How many times do we feel upset, mad, angry or sad while watching a video, seeing a picture, reading an article or hearing a story about mistreated animal, pollution, children abused, food and so many more misaligned stories…
We felt touched, upset, sad whatever bad feeling that we feel because we know deep down that isn’t right this is not in alignment with our true selves.
After feeling these emotions, we want to take actions, we wish to take an action to stop that to do something about that and then we say to ourselves well it won’t make a difference, I am nobody, this problem is too big and It is impossible to fix this huge problem, I am going to take a step for nothing! Then we go back to our “normal life” pretending everything is ok, everything is fine….
But, guess what like this story tell it so beautifully.
Each small step makes a difference.
It is a ripple effect because we all are connected somehow, one step from us will be the inspiration for a future step from another human being. It may even become a snow ball…!
Yes, Imagine and don’t forget One drop + one drop made Oceans!
Each of our actions step even the smallest one made a big difference.
Let’s take this step!!