Monday, May 29, 2006
"Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding."
~ Albert Einstein
I'm recycling a story here, but its one I like, and it's something I keep in mind when the world seems too much -
This is a story one of my children's teachers had on her door - there was a man walking along a beach tossing back into the ocean, starfish that had been washed ashore and would otherwise die.
Another man approched him and said "why do you bother, you cannot not possibly make a difference here, there are thousands of starfish, and there is only you."
The first man replied - "I made a difference to that one."
I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again." ~ Stephan Grellet
Its a beauiful day - I'm going to go fill my birdfeeders . . .