An old man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking up something and gently throwing it back into the ocean.
Approaching the boy he smiled and asked: “What are you doing?” The young man replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they will die.”
Upon hearing this, the elderly observer commented, “But young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference”.
The young man listened politely. Then he bent down, picked up another starfish, threw it back into the ocean past the breaking waves. Then smiling at the man and said, “I made a difference for that one.”
There are many in our community who make a difference for ONE and for MANY. We are looking to recognize individuals (teachers, community leaders, business owner, organizations etc.) for the KC Health and Beauty Expo – Golden Starfish Awards.
Uplifting Communities – Provides valuable service by devoting time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community.