Aren’t there just too many to help?

Well, at times it can seem that way, yes.

However even if you have just one hour to spare to help in whatever way you choose – there are certainly enough options! – and you can never help again, it is still worth it and we would appreciate it more than you could know. Here’s a short story to explain why:

A young man was walking along a beach when he saw an older woman scooping up starfish off the sand, and then tossing them back into the waves. Curious, he asked what she was doing. The woman replied “When the tide goes out it leaves these starfish stranded on the beach. They will dry up and die before the tide comes back in, so I am throwing them back into the sea where they can live.”

The young man then asked her “But this beach is miles and miles long and there are many thousands of stranded starfish, most will die before you could possibly reach them – do you really think throwing a few back is going to make any difference?”

The woman picked up a starfish, looked at it, then she threw it out into the sea. “Made a difference to that one!” she said.

– Unknown Author

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