The Story of "One Little Fish"
I was at one of those director's meetings recently. You can imagine what it is like, a bunch of tired directors having to sit around and be told by people who have no idea what we face every day what wonderful work we are doing. One speaker caught my attention, however. Here is the story he told.
"A small child was walking along the beach after the tide had gone out. Most of the other kids were splashing in the small pools keft by the receding tide. One little girl, however, was carefully catching the small fish that were stranded in the rapidly shrinking pool, lifting it up in her hands, and throwing it back into the sea.
After observing her do this time after time, continuing long after the other children had deserted the scene, an adult came up to her and said, "That is very sweet of you, but there are so many-you must see that it makes no difference."
Holding one small fish in her cupped hand, little girl looked up at her for a moment, before tossing it into the sea. "Well," she said in all sincerity, "For this one it makes a difference."
That's how we look at it, too!