Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Make a Difference.

Every Day when I go to pick up my son from his school., on the way I cross this slum or dunno not exactly a slum also , its just a few bunch of families who are just living there on the streets, what's sad is they dont even have anything above there heads, its just open sky, and they just put torn pieces of cloth and sit or sleep on it, some families have just managed to put three-four long wood pieces-joined them together and put sheets on it to cover ,, they eat, sleep, bathe, cook and do everything possible on that thin strip of footh-path, its quite sad, I wish the Government or the NGOs' can do something about it.
It would be even great if 'WE' the citizens take out sometime from our day to day life and work for progressive changes in our society.
Theres this very nice story that I came across and it goes like this :
A friend of ours was walking down a deserted Mexican beach at sunset. As he walked along, he began to see another man in the distance. As he grew nearer, he noticed that the local native kept leaning down, picking something up, and throwing it out into the water. Time and again, he kept hurling something out into the ocean. As our friend approached even closer, he noticed that the man was picking up starfish that had washed up on the beach and, one at a time, was throwing them back into the water. Our friend was puzzled. He approached the man and said, 'Good evening, friend. I was wondering what you are doing?' 'I'm throwing these starfish back into the ocean.You see, it is low tide right now, and all of these starfish have washed up onto the shore. If I don't throw them back into the sea, they'll die from lack of oxygen.' 'I understand,' my friend replied, 'but there must be thousands of starfish on this beach! You can't possibly get to all of them. There are simply too many! And don't you realize this is probably happening on hundreds of beaches all up and down this coast? Can't you see that you can't possibly make a difference?' The local native smiled, bent down, and picked up yet another starfish and, as he threw it back into the sea replied, "Made a difference to that one!!!"


Anonymous said...

A beautiful story, This world would have been a completely different one if everybody, Okay atleast somebody started thnking like that guy...... Sigh

Its never too late though, May Allah help us all unite and make the world a beautiful place to live. Ameen.


mayG said...

beautiful.. thought provoking indeed..

Mona said...


Fatima Mirza said...

Thanks Maryam and Mayg and Mona - welcome to my blog :)