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