A young boy was walking down a beach in the Caribbean the morning after a tremendous tropical storm had hit the island.
The beach was littered with debris from the sea – most of the debris consisted of starfish washed up from the reef. As he picked his way through the debris he noticed an old woman walking close to the waters edge. She kept on stopping, bending over and picking up starfish to toss back into the water.
Bemused he shouted to her, “What are you doing…what difference can you possibly make? There are literally thousands of starfish on the beach. What difference can you make on your own?”
She turned, looked at him, bent over and tossed another starfish back into the water. “Well,” she said smiling, “I’m going to make a difference to that one, and if you join me, think what we could achieve together". The boy ran over to her, and started helping her...
The Moral of the Story:
No matter how big the task might seem, with good teamwork and perseverance you can make a difference, no matter how small your part may be.