Adapted from the Star Thrower, by Loren Eisley
While walking down the beach, a woman saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking something up and throwing it in the ocean. As she came closer, she saw thousands of starfish the tide had thrown into the beach. Unable to return to the ocean during low tide, the starfish were dying. She observed a young girl picking up the starfish one by one and throwing them back into the ocean.
After watching the seemingly futile effort, the observer said, "There must be thousands of starfish on this beach. It would be impossible for you to save all of them. There are simply too many. You can't possibly save enough to make a difference."
The young girl smiled as she picked up another starfish and tossed it back into the ocean.
"It made a difference to that one," she replied.
Like the young girl we can leave a mark on the world one starfish at a time. Each of us has a special gift that we can use to make a difference in the lives of others. Discover and strengthen your gifts and use them to make a difference. Remember, you are a gifted and amazing woman - YOU ARE A LEADER. . .