Making a difference

The Roche Summit bloggers have written about the IDF and other organizations working to get insulin and other needed d-supplies to the whole world.

And yes, I went to the site. I sent a postcard to the White House. It sort of seems like a drop in the bucket…

But – a favorite story of mine is The Starfish Story. There’s a couple of different versions but here’s one just in case you’re not familiar with the story. I found this one at OPCTW Stories  (Ordinary People Change the World).

A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.

She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!”

The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied,

“Well, I made a difference to that one!”

The old man looked at the girl inquisitively and thought about what she had done and said. Inspired, he joined the little girl in throwing starfish back into the sea. Soon others joined, and all the starfish were saved. – adapted from the Star Thrower by Loren C. Eiseley

And so, go sign a postcard if you want to.
Support JDRF or ADA or DRI or IDF or MGH or wherever.
Leave an encouraging comment on another d-blogger’s blog.
Write about your support of another PWD – this one is my very, very favorite this week – Green Gracelets…
Help out people who have lost their d-supplies through storms, tornadoes, floods. Victoria did that!
Like most of you, I don’t have big bucks, but I can usually find some dollars to donate on a fairly regular schedule. We don’t have any Starbucks near us so – I make my own coffee and have a few dollars left over.

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