Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Picking Up the Pieces of Our Lives

¡Hola! Everybody...
I have a busy day ahead of me today. Hope you all make it a great one.

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-=[ The Starfish Story ]=

Early one morning a man was walking along the beach, watching the ocean waves breaking on the shore, and he saw a most unusual thing. He saw that the beach was littered with thousands of starfish that had been washed up on shore and were dying in the sun. Far down the beach in the distance, he could see a young woman picking up starfish and throwing them back in the ocean, one at a time.

When he was close enough to her to be heard above the waves the man said, “You're wasting your time. There are thousands of starfish here. You can't possibly make any difference.” The young woman reached down, picked up a starfish, and threw it as far as she could, back into the sea. “I made a difference to that one,” she said, and she reached down to pick up another.




  1. I was trying to find my "Hawaiian" version of this  ... there is a hula (dance) move where one bends down as if to "pick something" and offer it up to the heavens... the story goes that a kupuna (elder) was walking along the beach watching a little keiki (child) doing the hula ... the pick up and offer up ... move.  As she got closer, she realized that the keiki was doing her best to "save" all the starfish she could gather up.  The way Hawaiians look at it, cultural perspective, even one as young as a child can make a difference - it is not age, but the power and drive within oneself. 

    Thanks Eddie - for all the writing you do - I may not get the chance to reply - but know that I am appreciative and that YOU make a difference in my life!  (** consider the metaphor = thanks for keeping this starfish WET! - and alive** especially with your Thurs/Relationship and Friday/Sex blogs - Mahalo nui loa!!)

  2. ThI wasn't aware of the Hawaaiian version -- perhaps this story has its origin in it?

    And thanks for yhour kind words. I recieve so much more than I can ever hope to give.

    Much love,



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