He turned back to the man and said, "It made a difference to that one!"-unknown. The old man exclaimed, "But there must be thousands of starfish. "Throwing starfish back into the ocean. (I love this poem because, as Philip Kocisko observed, we are all at times a bit like the starfish who needs a little help,the old man who doesn’t see the purpose to his actions, and the young man who believes he is making a difference.} We keep throwing back the starfish, time and again, realizing that some may wash up to the shore and need to be tossed back into the ocean again. It is called STARFISH ON THE BEACH and is available on Amazon.com. will make a difference, and sometimes we’re the starfish and need a little help. To Make A Difference The above story reveals that you do not have to influence the world, or a country, or a state or province, or city, or a town, or even a neighbourhood. Once upon a time there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. As he looked down the beach, he saw a human figure moving like a dancer. The boy stopped and looked at the starfish he was holding and said, "It will make a difference to this one." One day he was walking along the shore. The Starfish Poem – Inspiration for Making a Difference. The surf is up and the tide is going out. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. $12.95. This. He then stooped down and picked up one more starfish and threw it back into the ocean. Then, smiling at the man, he said, “I made a difference for that one.” This story reminds us that to look at Compassionate Service as a whole is daunting but to do one act of service at a time makes a difference for the person served. You can't possibly make a difference." Starfish poem Submitted By: hunts2006. How can your efforts make any difference?" There are thousands of miles of beach covered with starfish. You can't make a difference!" Some critics, may think we "cannot expect to make a difference." Dec 21, 2018 - Explore Mary Karyl Duffy's board "You made a difference....." on Pinterest. There are many versions, the author is unknown, but the poem is inspired by the writing of Loren Eiseley Then, smiling at the man, he said…” I made a difference for that one.” For those of us dedicated to public service the “starfish story” is the standard call to duty, knowing that each life … See more ideas about starfish story, you make a difference, starfish poem. If I don't throw them back, they'll die." The young man looked at him. "Son," the man said, "don't you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? 7 thoughts on “ The starfish story: making a difference ” lindysart on April 23, 2012 at 7:30 pm said: I love this story! November 19, 2014. 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