“A young man is walking along the ocean and sees a beach…”

(Humans of New York…)

A young man is walking along the ocean and sees a beach on which thousands and thousands of starfish have washed ashore.

Further along he sees an old man, walking slowly and stooping often, picking up one starfish after another and tossing each one gently into the ocean.

“Why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?,” he asks.

“Because the sun is up and the tide is going out and if I don’t throw them further in they will die.”

“But, old man, don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it! You can’t possibly save them all, you can’t even save one-tenth of them. In fact, even if you work all day, your efforts won’t make any difference at all.”

The old man listened calmly and then bent down to pick up another starfish and threw it into the sea…

“It made a difference to that one.”

Every living thing you help as you can, always remember – “it makes a difference to that one.”

PS Do you see yourself as a Starfish that could do great things, if only someone could help you could get “off the pot” (or off that beach) of overwhelm and uncertainty?

Consider the new “31-Days To Get Off the Pot” program.  I’ll help you get off that beach and back into your ocean – so you can swim way out – as far as you want…:)

PPS I can only take 5 new members right now.  Sorry.

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Kim Klaver

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