Monday, March 7, 2011

a big thank you & a winner!

Oh. My. Goodness
that Blog Hop was
loads of fun! I adored
reading everyone's blogs
and seeing such amazing


You Brave Girls are such a blessing to me.

It was so fun!
Thanks again to Judy for doing all the organizing -
Girl! You rock!

Now for the giveaway winner!
Drummmmmm Rolllll!

The winner is

Congratulations, Lisa!!!

Please email me your mailing address and I'll get your packaged mailed.

As for you all - I wanted to leave you with something that actually Lisa reminded me of and that is...

The Starfish Story
by Loren Eiseley

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, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.

As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.

He came closer still and called out "Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?"

The young man paused, looked up, and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean."

"I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" asked the somewhat startled wise man.

To this, the young man replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die."

Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, "But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!"

At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, "It made a difference for that one."
So - for me, this means wherever you are,
whoever you are,
can make a difference for somebody.

And even though you might think that what you are doing is so small and minuscule -
chances are, it means a lot to the person that is receiving the blessing.

God Bless you all and have a fabulous week!!


Lisa said...

Thank you so much! :)

Lacey said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Sami Jo! I love the Starfish Story - it's a great reminder everytime I read it - "it makes a difference" we all need to hear that story once in awhile!

KatsKrops said...

What a GREAT story!! I love makes me smile from the inside =o) Have a great day!

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