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Music Monday: We All Have The Ability to Make a Difference

Written By David D'Angelo on Monday, September 21, 2009 | 9/21/2009

Many times people have asked me, "Are you not tired of saving the world?", "Are you not tired of what you are doing?" I always answered them "YES I AM NOT TIRED!". That is the truth even though at times I grew weary and tired as well. I am not tired even though I have great problems with my personal life, with money and others. I am not tired simply because making a difference is why we are alive in the first place.

Take a look at our Music Monday for today and see how a simple act of kindness can make a change.

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The Star Fish
Based on the story by Loren Eisley...

I awoke early, as I often did, just before sunrise to walk by the ocean's edge and greet the new day. As I moved through the misty dawn, I focused on a faint, far away motion. I saw a youth, bending and reaching and flailing arms, dancing on the beach, no doubt in celebration of the perfect day soon to begin.

As I approached, I sadly realized that the youth was not dancing to the bay, but rather bending to sift through the debris left by the night's tide, stopping now and then to pick up a starfish and then standing, to heave it back into the sea. I asked the youth the purpose of the effort. "The tide has washed the starfish onto the beach and they cannot return to the sea by themselves," the youth replied. "When the sun rises, they will die, unless I throw them back to the sea."

As the youth explained, I surveyed the vast expanse of beach, strectching in both directions beyond my sight. Starfish littered the shore in numbers beyond calculation. The hopelessness of the youth's plan became clear to me and I countered, "But there are more starfish on this beach than you can ever save before the sun is up. Surely you cannot expect to make a difference."

The youth paused briefly to consider my words, bent to pick up a starfish and threw it as far as possible. Turning to me he simply said, "I made a difference to that one."

I left the boy and went home, deep in thought of what the boy had said. I returned to the beach and spent the rest of the day helping the boy throw starfish in to the sea.

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Guest said...

Hi! I really like this song, and I like the singer too.

Lil said...

Hi! I am not a guest please, I join MM too, my blog is "Therapy Home"
Happy Music Monday.

David D'Angelo said...

Thanks for visiting... the message is really inspiring.

Marites said...

I got this on an email but to see with a video is much more better. I really like the message, it's so inspiring and it reminds me that however small our efforts could be, it could actually make a difference to something or somebody. Keep doing good, the world really need more. My MM is up here..


David D'Angelo said...

Sometimes it is tiring and frustrating yet I seem not to get tired :)