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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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The good news is that each person is uniquely gifted to do something different, and that some of those gifts in life are done in quiet ways that the world may never see or know. This story always inspires me:

In Maine they tell of an old man walking along the beach with his grandson. The boy picked up each starfish they passed and threw it back into the sea. “If I left them here,” the boy said, “they would dry up and die. I’m saving their lives.”

Said the old man, “But the beach goes on for miles, there are millions of starfish. What are you doing won’t make any difference.”

The boy looked at the starfish in his hand, gently threw is back into the ocean, and answered, “It makes a difference to this one.”

As John W. Newbern said, “People can be divided into three groups: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happen.” Isn’t it time to take responsibility for all corners of your life and make things happen?