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The Starfish Story
One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a figure in the distance. As he got closer, he realized the figure was that of a boy picking up and gently throwing something in to the ocean.
Approaching the boy, he asked, "What are you doing?"
The youth replied, "Throwing starfish back into the ocean. You see, the sun is coming up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die."
"Son," the man said, "don't you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds and thousands of starfish? You cannot possibly make a difference."
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the ocean. Then, smiling at the man, he said, "but I made a difference for that one."
As told by Jean Beyer, PhD, RN '58 Original Story by: Loren Eisley
The Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the following alumni awards:
The Horizon Award is the most prestigious recognition bestowed on an alum by the Alumni Association. Alums may receive the Horizon Award only once in their lifetime.
When someone makes a difference in your life, you never forget. Maybe it was a helping hand, a person who went above and beyond while caring for you or a smile at a time when you needed it most.
Nebraska Methodist College now has a way to recognize that important person. It's called the "You Touched My Life" award. All NMC alumni are eligible to be nominated.
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