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#451437 - 10/27/13 12:41 PM A Thought For The Day - The Starfish Story
BraveFalcon Offline
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Registered: 02/25/13
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One of the office buildings I work in has this little story posted on the wall. The first time I read it, it almost brought tears to my eyes. After that I knew I had to try to find it on the internet so I could share it here. I really love the moral of this story and I think it very much applies to the spirit of this forum. I hope you guys will take a second to read it......


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#451444 - 10/27/13 02:26 PM Re: A Thought For The Day - The Starfish Story [Re: BraveFalcon]
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Growing up isn't about losing innocence - it's about learning how to keep it in a cold and unforgiving world.

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#451487 - 10/27/13 10:01 PM Re: A Thought For The Day - The Starfish Story [Re: BraveFalcon]
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I read it. Sometimes it feels the sun just burns so painfully bright...'til someone, or something, or even ourselves throw us back into the surf to survive until yet another time.. .thanks, Ken. You probably have no idea how many times you have thrown me, and others, back in to survive until yet another day, making that difference with your words and wisdom. You're a good man, guy.
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#451497 - 10/27/13 11:02 PM Re: A Thought For The Day - The Starfish Story [Re: BraveFalcon]
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BraveFalcon,

Thanks so much for posting this. I don't know yet why this got to me so profoundly, but the tears just wouldn't seem to stop. Which I guess is a good thing sometime.

It just struck me that there's such a huge sea of stuff to deal with, that's almost too overwhelming to handle. And all we can do is "one at a time." But, it's one more thing that's not going to get washed ashore and left.
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#451572 - 10/28/13 01:26 PM Re: A Thought For The Day - The Starfish Story [Re: BraveFalcon]
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Thank you, I like this a lot, and I think we can make a difference one life at a time by trying to help others. smile
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#451574 - 10/28/13 01:35 PM Re: A Thought For The Day - The Starfish Story [Re: BraveFalcon]
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Always try to pay it forward whether you're the boy or the starfish since the roles can and do switch.

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#451633 - 10/28/13 08:27 PM Re: A Thought For The Day - The Starfish Story [Re: ThisMan]
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Hi guys. Glad ya'll liked the story, grin

Originally Posted By: ThisMan
I read it. Sometimes it feels the sun just burns so painfully bright...'til someone, or something, or even ourselves throw us back into the surf to survive until yet another time.. .thanks, Ken. You probably have no idea how many times you have thrown me, and others, back in to survive until yet another day, making that difference with your words and wisdom. You're a good man, guy.


Hi Bill. Wow man, it really means a lot to me that you'd say that. I appreciate it and the same to you. Peace,

Ken

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