Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thanks for Helpin the Goggies, Mayzie!

I was thrilled to learn yesterday that one of my blog posts was selected in Mayzie's Rescue Me Week contest. Now a $100 donation is being made to Greyhound Friends of North Carolina Mayzie says there were 180 posts featuring 233 wonderful animals needing to find their forever homes. May Granpa J's kindness and giving spirit live on through us all and may we be ever mindful of how a simple act can change lives. I'm reminded of the starfish story (many variations...)

THE  STARFISH  POEM
Once upon a time there was a wise man
who used to go to the ocean
to do his writing.
 He had a habit of walking
on the beach
before he began his work.
One day he was walking along
the shore.
As he looked down the beach,
he saw a human
figure moving like a dancer.
He smiled to himself to think
of someone who would
dance to the day.
So he began to walk faster
to catch up.
As he got closer, he saw
that it was a young man
and the young man wasn't dancing,
but instead he was reaching
down to the shore,
picking up something
and very gently throwing it
into the ocean.
As he got closer he called out,
"Good morning! What are you doing?"
The young man paused,
looked up and replied,
"Throwing starfish in the ocean."
"I guess I should have asked,
why are you throwing starfish in the ocean?"
"The sun is up and the tide is going out.
And if I don't throw them in they'll die."
"But, young man, don't you realize that
there are miles and miles of beach
and starfish all along it.
You can't possibly make a difference!"
The young man listened politely.
Then bent down, picked up another starfish
and threw it into the sea,
past the breaking waves and said- 
"It made a difference for that one."
.

Thanks to all who make a difference in one life at a time! Also, kudos to Mayzie for showing us this video which I have to share:

2 comments:

What Remains Now said...

Congratulations! This was such a fun and wonderful challenge. I think the goodness from Rescue Me Week will ripple out for a long, long time.

mayziegal said...

Awww...what a Most Beautiful postie. Thank you ever so much for your sweet words. They mean an awful lot to us and I'm oh so glad we are able to help your favoritest rescue a little bit!

And every time we see that movie, Monkey makes us smile all over again!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie