Friday, January 15, 2010

Our hearts are with the Haitians....

Many of my fellow food bloggers are raising money and donating it to Haiti....with some of them all you have to do is enter a contest or make a comment and they will please visit and help them raise the money to donate to either your favorite charity or theirs.....

to choose an authentic and worthwhile site of your own you can check....
 this will lead you through choosing an organization to donate is a site, to see if a charity is legitimate and to research what exactly the Haitians need at this time....

and also please..........
visit The Pioneer Woman “A Different Type of Giveaway”

or this great site...she has many links and also will donate $1 just for a comment...

or.......this is so easy..
text 'Haiti' to 90999 and $10 will be donated to the Red Cross and charged to your phone bill..

I have heard many people comment....what can I do? My little contribution will not be enough....I know it is like putting out an inferno with a water pistol....or spitting in the ocean............

There is a story about a starfish that many                    
of you might have already heard, but it bears repeating..     

The Starfish Story

by Loren Eiseley (1907 - 1977)              

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."

We may not be able to help every single person....but the ones we do help, 'it will make a difference to them' and make a difference in their lives.....


1 comment:

  1. I love this story. We can make a difference every day. You and others have taught me; lead by example. I have adopted my own motto for this. "Something is better than nothing." I used to try to be a perfectionist, but realized that was futile. So now, I am content with at least doing "something". It is far superior to doing nothing at all.