The Star Thrower Project – reach out & touch someone !
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Be a 'star thrower' for a Cranebow Kid!
Once upon a time … there was a wise man, and he used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.
One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance away the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.
As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.
He came closer still and called out,
"Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?"
The young man paused, looked up, and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean."
"I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" the somewhat startled wise man said.
To this, the young man replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die."
Upon hearing this, the wise man 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!"
At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean.
As it met the water, he said, "I made a difference to that one!"
Reach for the moon & you are bound to catch a star!
"The Star Thrower" is a classic story of the power within each one of us to make a difference in the lives of others. It is a powerful reminder that we should be here for each other, and to seek to help, even in small ways, whenever we can.
In reality we don't have to be rich, talented or even particularly intelligent to make a difference in the life of another. We just need to remember that we can all make a contribution, and that making small changes in the world can eventually add up to something bigger in the life of another.