The Starfish Story

While walking on the beach, an older woman noticed a young man picking up starfish and flinging them into the sea. Finally catching up with the youth, she asked him why he was doing so. The answer was that the stranded starfish would die if left to the morning sun. “But the beach goes on for miles, and there are millions of starfish,” countered the woman. “How can your effort make any difference?” ​ The young man looked at the starfish in his hands and threw it to safety in the waves. He said, “It makes a difference to this one.”

It makes a difference to this one.

Author Unknown