Sunday, July 5, 2009


Though the picture isn't the best, the experience was. This is a baby starfish in the palm of my hand. It is from the salt water aquarium at my future sister in-law's house. They have a beautiful very natural tank with a lot of really neat creatures. I have always loved all the life from the sea, it fascinates me and I love learning about it. I wear a starfish on my spirit necklace, it represents my passion and belief in the star fish story. I am sure many of you have heard it before, but we can all benefit from a reminder now and then. ENJOY!
Early one morning a man walked along the beach in front of his home. All morning from his living room window that faced the ocean he watched wave after wave dumping starfish on the shore leaving them to die in the baking sun. Disturbed about this situation he walked the beach and stared down and thought, what a waste, thousands of beautiful starfish are just going to dry up and die. Stepping over starfish upon starfish, he looked ahead and he noticed down the way a woman bending down, picking up each starfish and tossing it back into the sea. One by one, she tossed one starfish at a time. Finally the man was close enough to talk to her and said, “You can’t do it, there are too many, you will never get them all. It won’t help the waves will just keep dumping more, you can’t make a difference.”  The determined woman picked up another starfish, threw it as far as she could back into the water and said, “I made a difference for that one.”


creekside rummager said...

I liked your story. It is a good reminder. I don't think I have ever seen a "baby" starfish before. Very cute.

donna baker said...

Hi! I love the starfish story and have never heard it. Maybe because I'm a landlubber and live far from the sea. Once, a little pond (tiny) out in the field was about to dry up and there were thousands of tadpoles crammed into the remaining puddle. My husband who was nearby came over to see and told me to go get a bucket. He scooped up all of the tadpoles he could and poured them into the large pond. They say you can't save the world, but do what you can.


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