This one's short and sweet (a bit like me!) 

There are times in life when we question our place, the role we play and the differences we make.  Some days we really don’t feel like we mean very much.  Next time you have one of those days remember this story…

An old man was walking across a beach one day when he saw a young boy in the distance.  As he drew closer he realised the boy was throwing something into the breaking waves. Upon closer inspection, the old man could see that the boy was tossing stranded starfish from the sandy beach, back into the ocean.

“What are you doing, young man?” He asked.

“If the starfish are still on the beach when the sun rises, they will die,” the boy answered.

“That's ridiculous. There are thousands of miles of beach and millions of starfish. It doesn’t matter how many you throw in, there's so many; you can’t possibly make a difference.”

“It matters to this one,” the boy said as he threw another starfish into the waves. “And it matters to this one.”