03 November 2009

Wanted: One Starfish

Two years ago I posted this blog: The Star Thrower

Last year, I started teaching and posted the story of The Star Thrower on the wall in my classroom.

One of my coworkers and I both decided we had students that were our "starfish."

This year, I am looking for my starfish (and I'm happy to take on more than one if the opportunity presents itself). After a day like today - five students expelled, two of them mine - I need a reminder.

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, "It made
a difference for that one."

Indeed, I WILL make a difference. Even if for just one.
Click the link, read the story, find your own starfish... we can all do some good in the world.

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