Through the Eyes of Children – The Starfish Story Retold

I have always loved the classic story of a little boy who was throwing starfish into the ocean when he was approached by an old man. After observing the boy’s actions, and a beach covered with helpless starfish, the man told the boy that he couldn’t possibly save all of the starfish and that it didn’t “make a difference.” The little boy then picked up another starfish and explained: “it makes a difference to this one.”

For a long time, I have wanted to depict this inspiring starfish story through photographs. Recently, Sandi and I took two of our grandkids to the beach in Southern California, told them about the boy and the starfish, and then watched them act it out in their own magical way.

The following video is the result. If you are inspired by this story, please pass it along and make a difference in someone’s life today. Monte

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2 Responses to Through the Eyes of Children – The Starfish Story Retold

  1. Thanks for letting me use this on my blog. I hope your message will touch the lives of those who care for young children.
    Cathie at

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