Small Action, Big Difference


This is another story from the internet that I would like to share with you.

There was a man taking a morning walk at the beach. He saw that
along with the morning tide came hundreds of starfish and when the
tide receded, they were left behind and with the morning sun they
would die. The tide was fresh and the starfish were alive.

The man took a few steps, picked one and threw it into the water.
He went to the next and did the same.
One after the other he kept throwing them back into the water.

Right behind him there was another person who couldn’t understand
what this man was doing. He caught up with him and asked, “What
are you doing? There are hundreds of starfish. How many can you
help? What difference does it make?”

This man did not reply, took two more steps, picked up another one,
threw it into the water, and said,
“It made a difference to this one.”

What difference are we making?
Big or small, it does not matter.
If everyone made a small difference,
we’d end up with a big difference, wouldn’t we?

Today also marks the funeral and farewell day of
the founding first Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, of Singapore, my homeland.
His passing on 23rd March 2015 is a great loss to Singapore.
He made a tremendous difference to this country, her citizens and the world as well.
In fifty short years, he built and brought Singapore
from third world to first world status and improved the lives of her citizens,
making it a safe and wonderful place for us to call home.
Tears roll down uncontrollably as I type this.
Singapore will miss you dearly, Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
Thank you Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

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One response to “Small Action, Big Difference”

  1. Sudhakar says:

    Yes, “Singapore is very lucky to have Mr Lee as her first Prime Minister,” .The kind of Rapid development would have not possible with out his discipline and strategies.
    We all miss him.

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