Monday, November 15, 2010

The awesomeness of West Texas!!!!

I received this email earlier today from Palm Harbor Homes, they are the builders that are helping out Extreme Home Makeover.  Apprently there are too many volunteers which I think is amzaing! I posted what they wrote because they included an amazing story that I think everyone should remember and live by.

Ever heard the story about the boy trying to save the world one Starfish at a time?
One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed
a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. 
Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?”
The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean.
The surf is up and the tide is going out.  If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”
“Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish?  You can’t make a difference!”
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it back into the surf.  Then, smiling at the man, he said…"I made a difference for that one."
Well, we have a strange twist to add to the story.....we have more people than starfish!  That's right, we have officially exceeded the number of volunteers we have space for on the build site.  So let me re-phrase our challenge, we have more people than Starfish "on our beach"....meaning we can't accommodate all the volunteers willing to help-specifically at the build site.
BUT that doesn't mean you can't help.  It just means we need to relocate to other parts "of the beach" where you can make a huge difference one starfish at a time.

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