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The Starfish

                                         *The Starfish*
 
As I walked along the seashore, this young boy greeted me. He
was tossing stranded starfish back into the sea.
 
I said “ Tell me why you bother,
why you waste your time this way? There’s a million stranded
starfish, does it matter,anyway?
 
And he said,“ It matters to this one. It deserves a chance to grow. It matters to this one. I can’t save them all I know.
But it matters to this one, I'll return it to the sea.
It matters to this one, And it matters to me.”
 
 I walked into the shelter,
The greyhound greeted me.
 I knew that he deserved a chance, The hope in his eyes I could
plainly see.
 
They said,“ Tell me why you bother, Why you waste your time
this way. He is only one of thousands, Does it matter anyway?”
 
And I said,
" It matters to this one. I can’t save them all I know.
But it matters to this one, I’ll help him be what he can be.
It matters to this one,
And it matters to me.”

 
 

When you feel like you are shoveling sand and there are so many animals needing help, and you think you can't possibly help them all, and you want to give up, think of the starfish, ONE at a TIME. It DOES make a difference.   Don't ever give up.