THE PERSON AND THE STARFISH

During a sunrise walk, a person was seen dancing through the waves on the sand, every now and then the person would bend over and pick up a starfish and toss it back into the ocean.

I asked the person why. The person said; "The tide is going out, if I don't throw them back into the ocean they will die." I said, "Since there were so many starfish laying on this huge beach, you cannot possibly make a difference."

Bending over picking up another starfish, the person stated as she threw it into the ocean. "It makes a difference for that one."

This person's actions represent something special in each one of us; the ability to make a difference! Each of us has the power to reach out and improve the quality of someone's life. We can help make the years dignified and meaningful. We can preserve autonomy and respect for our clients and their families. We can serve with love as we will need and want to be served in the future.

Vision without action is merely a dream

Action without vision just passes the time

Vision with action can change the world.