I first heard this story many years ago, and for whatever reason it stuck with me, so I thought I would share.
One day I was walking barefoot on the beach. I was enjoying the view, and the waves splashing against my feet.
In the distance I could see a little girl throwing something into the ocean. As I got closer I noticed that she wasn’t throwing stones, or sticks. She was in fact throwing starfish. Hundreds of starfish had washed up on the shore from a storm the night before.
I asked the little girl ‘What are you doing? It’s not like you can save them all?’
She picked up another starfish and as she was throwing it back into the sea she said ‘I know, but it made a difference to that one.’
So the point of the story? Well sometimes we loose perspective. Sometimes well try to look at too much, rather than just focusing on the small things. Just remember that whatever you do, give it 100%. It is better to do small things with great love than big things with rushed love and attention.