Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Giving Issue

Here’s a story:

A kid
is walking on a beach.
Hundreds of starfish
have washed up.

The kid
is throwing the starfish
back into the sea.

A man asks what he is doing.

The kid says
he’s throwing the starfish
back into the sea
so they won’t die.

The man says
you can’t possibly save all of them.

The kid
picks one up
and says
“Well, I saved that one.”

Think big,
but
it’s still …
just one person at a time.

This is an old story that asks the question: What can one person do?  The answer: Not much, but it is still something. 
 
© 2012 Catherine Giordano
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