❛making a difference, lifting a life and creating a wave... that's what drives me.❜
Ever since I was a young child, I wanted to be a “benefactress,” which in Latin means “ to do well.” And what first inspired me “to do well,” was the ever so popular “Starfish Story.”
An old man had a habit of early walks on the beach. One day after a storm, he saw a figure in the distance moving like a dancer. As he came closer, he saw that is was a young woman and she was not dancing but was reaching down in the sand, picking up starfish and very gently throwing them into the ocean.
“Young lady,” he asked. “Why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?”
“The sun is up and the tide is going out, and if I don’t do it they will die.”
“But young lady, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along with it? You can’t possibly make a difference.”
The young woman listened politely, paused and then bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the sea past the breaking waves, saying, “I made a difference for that one!”
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