One day an old man was walking along a beach when he noticed a small boy walking backwards and forwards to the waters edge. Curious, the old man walked towards the small boy and as he approached he noticed that the beach was covered in starfish that had been washed up by the tide.
The boy was picking them up one by one and taking them back to the sea.
The old man spoke to the boy saying that the next day the tide would bring in more starfish and he would not be able to take them all back into the water.
With this the small boy said, “Tomorrow, you and I will be putting them back in the water. We may not be able to save all of them but we can make a difference.”