As I remind you all, only you can make you feel small... average... run of the mill. But everything in life is perspective. Yours, mine ... and of course others.
"The Star Thrower" or "Starfish Story"* is a parable. A simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson. It is vibrational because I feel it reminds us that we each have the power to make a difference in our life... and in the life of others.
Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see, stretching in both directions.
Off in the distance, the old man noticed a small boy approaching. As the boy walked, he paused every so often and as he grew closer, the man could see that he was occasionally bending down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea. The boy came closer still and the man called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”
The young boy paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up onto the beach and they can’t return to the sea by themselves,” the youth replied. “When the sun gets high, they will die, unless I throw them back into the water.”