Welcome to SPN

Register and Join the most happening forum of Sikh community & intellectuals from around the world.

Sign Up Now!

Difference it make your life...

Discussion in 'Inspirational Stories' started by Admin Singh, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. Admin Singh

    Admin Singh
    Expand Collapse
    Admin SPNer

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2004
    Messages:
    5,975
    Likes Received:
    5,043
    Amidst the morning mist of the swift returning tide
    I set out on my daily run, my walkman on my side.
    Lost within my private world apart from cares and woes
    I ran along the moistened shore, the sand between my
    toes.

    In the distance, I saw a boy, as busy as can be.
    He was running, stooping, picking up, and tossing in the
    sea. Just what he threw, I couldn't tell, I looked as I drew near.
    It seemed to be a rock or shell - as I approached him I
    could hear:

    "Back you go, where you belong. Your safe now hurry
    home. Your family's waiting for you little starfish, hurry
    on!"
    It seemed the evening tide had washed the starfish on
    the shore, And the swift receding water left a thousand there or more.

    And this self-appointed savior, was trying one-by-one
    To toss them back into the sea, against the racing sun.
    I saw his plight was hopeless, that most of them would
    die. I called out from my private world, "Hey Kid, why even try?"

    "Must be at least a thousand here, strewn along the
    beach, And even if you had the time, most you'll never reach.
    You really think it makes a difference, to waste your time this way?"
    And then I paused and waited, just to hear what he would say.

    He stooped and took another, and looked me in the eye.
    "It makes a difference to this one sir, this starfish will not die!"
    With that, he tossed the little life, back where there was hope.
    He stooped to take another. I could tell this was no joke.

    The words that he spoke to me cut like a surgeon's
    knife. Where I saw only numbers, he saw only life.
    He didn't see the multitude of starfish on the sand.
    He only saw the little life he held there in his hand.

    He didn't stop to argue, to prove that he was right.
    He just kept tossing starfish in the sea with all his
    might. So I too stooped, and I picked up, and I tossed into the sea,
    And I thought, just what a difference, that this boy has made in me.
     
  2. Loading...

    Similar Threads Forum Date
    Do beliefs make a difference in how two faiths adjust to life in the UK? Interfaith Dialogues Sep 9, 2009
    One life can make the difference Inspirational Stories Dec 3, 2005
    Difference between us and the Gurus? Sikh Sikhi Sikhism Dec 25, 2014
    Hinduism Difference between Sikhi and Bhakti Hinduism Interfaith Dialogues Mar 5, 2014
    Islam Difference in Bowing head in front of Guru Granth Sahib and Idol Worship Interfaith Dialogues Jun 16, 2013

  3. wizesikh

    wizesikh
    Expand Collapse
    SPNer

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2007
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    20
    amazzzing . its amazing how our perception of life can change just with the way we think
     

Share This Page