Friday, February 19, 2010

One Little Girl

By now, most of us has seen the following story in one shape or form. But it does have a wonderful meaning behind it... maybe give it a read through again?



From the "Star Thrower, By Loren Eiseley

Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.

One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.

As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.

He came closer still and called out "Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?"

The young man paused, looked up, and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean."

"I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" asked the somewhat startled wise man.

To this, the young man replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die."

Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, "But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!"

At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, "It made a difference for that one."

----------------------------------------------------------------------------- back to Mara's adoption. Nope, I can't afford it. Nope, don't meet the income bracket - yet. So what is my plan?

Well, I am a writer, yes published, newly published but still. Its all I got. That said, I plan to write book after book after book if I have to to do this - to bring up my income bracket. Because the place I am working at is a no-go for promise of anything at the moment but I am not going to let it get to me. If I tried, I can probably turn out one or two books a month. Right now, that's the plan. As I get one finished I will post about it and link up my writer's blog to this one. Thanks to all of you who have been asking and encourgaging me that this far flung adventure of mine can happen with prayer -- no matter how physically impossible it is. Unfortunately, I've hit a few bumps in the road to getting these books going but I am hoping soon to get them ironed out. Really though, please, if you can get to this little girl first please please go. It won't break my heart instead I would probably be leaping with joy. Please visit her profile today at You may have to scroll down the page to find her but at this posting she is at the top of the list. And someone had added to her adoption grant! THANK YOU! You can make a difference to this one.

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