For this week’s blog, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite stories. It warms my heart every time I read it.
The Starfish Story
Original Story by: Loren Eisley
One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed
a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.
Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?”
The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean.
The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”
“Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish?
You can’t make a difference!”
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish,
and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said…”
I made a difference for that one.”
I love this story because it reminds me that every small act I do can have a profound effect on my life, or someone else’s. We all have the power within ourselves to make a difference and create change. Whether we realize it or not, its the little things that really make all of the difference in the world. It’s the same for nutrition and lifestyle coaching. Healthy eating, getting in shape or losing weight doesn’t come from a magical pill or the latest fad diet, it’s comes from making small changes, one at a time, while realizing that each little step, like each little starfish going back into the ocean, is making you healthier and healthier and like the boy, celebrating those little victories with a smile as you move along your journey.
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