3.28.2009

starfish.

The Starfish Story
-Loren Eiseley-


Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.

One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.

As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.

He came closer still and called out "Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?"

The young man paused, looked up, and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean."

"I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" asked the somewhat startled wise man.

To this, the young man replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die."

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."


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una kong narinig yan story from ayala young leaders, and from then on, it always reminds me na no matter small your action is, it sure can create a difference.

kakatapos lang ng earth hour [at blog earth hour], indeed, it was a small effort na magswitch off ng ilaw, but then again, somehow it created a difference para sa ating future. however, i do wish that after this earth hour, our environmental revolution would start, na sana the advocacy of the people to fight against environmental problems would not stop here. sana, earth hour won't just be another show, kundi isang simula for a wider environmental campaign. :)

haiz. lets all be the 'young man' jan sa story, di lang environmentally, but in everything. lets all create difference, kahit in our littlest ways. owkie. nytie and god bless y'all!♥

9 comments:

poging (ilo)CANO

dito sa amin brown out kanina...nakiisa cgro sa earth hour...sandstorm maghapon...umulan...ayun...patay ilaw till 8.30 ng gabi..

SuperGulaman

hindi ko alam...walang pagpatay ng ilaw na naganap sa aming kapaligiran... malabong makiisa ang mga tao dito...sa anu man dahilan hindi ko alam... lahat yata wise man... :)

Dhianz

... nabasa koh na ren yang story na yan before... yeah i like da message of d' story... minsan akala nilah simpleng bagay lang pero nakaka-make difference na palah... gaya sometimes... simpleng pagngiti sa tao... simple lang 'un... napakaliit na bagay... pero nde moh alam... sobrang napasaya moh 'ung taong eh at sobrang kelangan nya 'ung warm smile nah 'un... eniweiz basta ganonz... *hikabz* mejo antokz na atah akoh... mejo tired nah... nde na akoh makahirit nang ayos... but yeah... join akoh sa pagmake-difference sa ating environment... go green! sabi nga nilah... but not only dat.. i also wanna make a difference sa mga taong lost sa buhay by prayin' for them or kaya naman as simple as maging tool akoh ni God para makilala Syah... 'unz... pero for now i'll make a difference muna saken... matutulog muna akoh... kc antokz akoh... lolz.... ingatz lagi sis... ahh president palah!... wehe... laterz... Godbless! -di

punky

starfish daw oh!

PaJAY

walang nakiisa sa earth hour dito sa saudi...kalungkot nga e...mayayaman kasi kaya walang pakialam....

kaya nagsolo na ako..lolz...kaso di ko natiis.binuksan ko pa rin ang tv...startalk kasi dito yun e...lolz...

darkhorse

Jhosell - nakakain ba to? ganda naman nila pati yun beach fresh na fresh!...t.c :)

jhosel

pogi: haha. nature na mismo ang gumawa ng paraan para magblackout jan sainyo. at makiisa sa earth hour. ahehe.

superG: aw. madami ata talaga ang mga wise men. dito din nga samin, mejo na disappoint aq kasi super plug si father sa church tapos nung day na mismo, bilang lang sa fingers ko ang nagjoin sa may samin.. di ko lam sa ibang parts dito. pero sa live coverage madami din naman nagjoin na ibang cities dito sa pinas. aw, enjoy your vacation!

sis di: tama ka jan sis. we should create a difference kahit gano man ka-small para naman maging worth while ang stay natin dito sa earth at may mapamana tayong maganda sa ating mga future children and grandchildren. ayiee. tc din sis! godbless! mwah!

punky: starfish nga. :)

ATTY: haha. ganun? okay lang yan basta importante yung urge mo na makatulong sa mother earth. ahehe. aw. kamusta ka na pala?

DH: haha. di ko alam e. siguro. ahehe. oo nga, like ko din yang pic na yan parang pam-magazine. ahehe.

Marlon

This is an awesome post to read ngayon kababalik ko lang. Everything we do makes a difference, lahat naman tayo noong bata tinuruan magtipid, patayin ang gripo habang nagsisipilyo, patayin ang ilaw kapag walang tao at tanggalin sa saksakan iyong mga bagay na hindi ginagamit but unfortunately hindi ata tayo natuto. The issue of global warming is one thing na hindi natin pwedeng pagsisihan na lang sa huli.

Musta? I'm back. Tama ka, lumalabas na ako. nyahahaha

ake

Lets all make a difference in our own way..

Hehe..Inpirational post!!!