Story : It Makes A Difference

Boy saving Starfish

A vacationing businessman was walking along a beach when he saw a young boy. Along the shore were many starfish that had been washed up by the tide and were sure to die before the tide returned. The boy was walking slowly along the shore and occasionally reached down and tossed the beached starfish back into the ocean.

The businessman, hoping to teach the boy a little lesson in common sense, walked up to the boy and said, “I have been watching what you are doing, son. You have a good heart, and I know you mean well, but do you realize how many beaches there are around here and how many starfish are dying on every beach every day. Surely such an industrious and kind hearted boy such as yourself could find something better to do with your time. Do you really think that what you are doing is going to make a difference?”

The boy looked up at the man, and then he looked down at a starfish by his feet. He picked up the starfish, and as he gently tossed it back into the ocean, he said, “It makes a difference to that one.”


Do what you can, to help someone. It wont change the world fully but it will surely bless the person, whom you are helping.

4 thoughts on “Story : It Makes A Difference”

  1. Truly amazing and heart warming.It teaches us a lesson to help anyone if we get the oppurtunity and not alwys be on the lookout big oppurtunities.

    Spread love my friends.

  2. I would like to use the image that you have attached above the story titled “It makes a difference”.

    It would be for a song of mine posted on you tube, with the image in the background along with other images. I would like to know who to credit the image to?

    If I may, who is the author/artist?

    Thank you very much,

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