Just before dawn a little starfish washed upon the shore.
The little starfish was so close to the waters edge
but could not make it back to the sea on her own.
If she laid there too long she would eventually
perish in the heat of the afternoon sun.
That very morning a young girl, strolling on the beach
noticed that the tides had left behind many starfish.
She wondered, if by herself she could save the vast
number of stranded starfish on the long stretch of beach.
Tenderly, she reached down and one by one began to gently
set the small starfish back into the ocean. When passersby
witnessed her plight, they also began to pick up the helpless
starfish, dust off the sand, and place them back into the safety
of the sea. When the last starfish was saved, everyone was filled
with joy, and, knew that together. . .They had made a difference!
By Terri Bleam