A man was walking along the ocean early one morning after a storm.
Thousands of starfish had been washed up on the beach.
He saw a boy, crouched down in the sand fixated on something.
The boy stood up and flung the object beyond the breaking surf.
The man asked the boy “Son, what are you doing?”
The boy replied, “I’m throwing starfish back into the sea because if I don’t, they’ll die.”
“But there are thousands of starfish. You can’t possibly make any difference to them…”
The boy looked at him, picked up another starfish, and threw it into the ocean.
“It’s going to make a big difference to that one!”
Story by Joel Barker, derived from a work by Loren Eiseley
Join the Simkins in the challenge of today: to do one simple positive thing for someone (say something nice, smile at someone, give someone a hug, offer help, write a letter to someone who may be lonely or sick, phone someone...). It may make a big difference to that person's life today. It may seem an insignificant action or deed, but its effects could be big. Perhaps you can discuss as a family how it made you feel when you did that positive thing.
Look at Matthew 25 vs 37 to 40