Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Star Fish

Originally Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 at 6:17 PM PST

One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a figure in the distance. As he got closer he realized the figure was that of a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy he asked, "What are you doing?" The youth replied, "Throwing starfish into the ocean. The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die.""Son," the man said, "Don't you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can't possibly make a difference." After listening politely the boy bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the surf. Then smiling at the man he said, "I made a difference for that one."

5 comments:

Ginger Bryan said...

Hi Amanda, I have followed your blog and would like to write you privately. We are an adopting family and this is somewhat of an emergency. Please, please write me as soon as you can
Thank you,
Ginger Bryan
jamesebryan@juno.com

Anonymous said...

Such a touching sentiment to name your blog for. I am enjoying reading about your journeys... I envy and admire your quest. Can I come visit and lend a hand?

Izabell said...

your wonderful!

Anonymous said...

a woman of great determination,
a woman of great courage,
and a woman of great love,
at all,she is a simple woman,
with a woman's heart.
she has not being a mother,
but she has been a mother,
to us human being.
That's what we need for life.
love and laughter,
Amanda de lange
she is.

Brandi said...

Hi! I just recently found your blog and would love to chat with you privately. Can you, when you get time, please email me at brandi4458@embarqmail.com

I am already in the process of adopting through China (LID 11-14-06) and am curious about some of the children you have in your care. I was reading your last post and noticed Breanna. All these kiddos are cute, but she just really jumps out at me. How would I got about getting more information on her? Or is that even possible?

Thanks in advance for taking the time to email me back.