Starfish Story

 

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​