Favorite Quotes

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  • "I'm so busy.... I don't know if I found a rope... or lost my donkey! - Unknown"
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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Saving Star Fish

An elderly man was picking up objects off the beach and tossing them out into the sea. A young man approached and saw that the objects were starfish. He asked, "Why in the world are you throwing starfish into the water?"

"If the starfish are still on the beach when the tide goes out and the sun rises high in the sky, they will die," replied the elderly man.

The young man countered, "That is ridiculous. There are thousands of miles of beach and millions of starfish. You can't really believe that what you're doing could possibly make a difference!"

The wise old man picked up another starfish, paused thoughtfully, and as he threw it to the safety of the sea, he said, "It made a difference to that one."

Later that day the young man returned and helped the elderly man throw starfish into the sea.

JB is doing SO well right now. I just wanted to take a second to brag on him. He has his own apartment. He comes over to do laundry at our place, eat and sometimes just to hang out. I went over to see his apartment last night to bring him a few things. He starts college in a week. He's planning on getting a degree in Restaurant Management. Granny sent him a whole load of pots and pans, spices and kitchen stuff. We gave him a love-seat. His grandpa bought him a bunch of tables, a toaster and a can-opener and they gave him his bed from their home. He's got a .... well a batchelor pad. LOL.

I'm sure he'll probably mess up again. But right now his future is looking very bright. Many people told us why taking on a teenage boy with problems was a hopeless task. But I like to think of JB as a Star Fish. "It made a difference to that one."

1 comment:

Jayce Tohline said...

That's what Family is for. I love it. :-)

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