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Making A Difference [Jan. 29th, 2014|08:43 pm]
Tony Grist
We were listening to a debate on the radio about whether it's anything more than an idle political gesture for Britain to take in a handful of Syrian refugees and Ailz was reminded of a story that goes like this...

Thousands of starfish have been stranded on a beach; a little boy is throwing them back in the sea.

Along comes an old wiseacre. "What's the point?" he says. "There are too many of them. You're not making any difference."

And the little boy throws another starfish and says, "Well I made a difference to that one."

[User Picture]From: wyrmwwd
2014-01-29 09:09 pm (UTC)
I was reminded of that yesterday when one of my FB friends talked about taking a hot bath and having a spider fall into the bath water. He actually got out of the bath and scooped the poor thing up, which looked dead, and putting in a dry spot and talking to it until it started to move again. Apparently the hot water put it into shock. He then put it into one of his house plants and went to work. When he got home, the little spider was nowhere to be seen. Apparently he had recovered and went on to do spider business.

Such a small thing... and it meant a LOT to the spider.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-01-29 09:46 pm (UTC)
I like spiders. I leave them alone unless they choose to spin their webs in very inconvenient places. I would never willingly kill one.
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[User Picture]From: wyrmwwd
2014-01-29 10:06 pm (UTC)
I was very touched by this man's story.
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