Submitted by Families for Justice

At times in this world it can often seem like we are the ONLY ONE trying to make a conscious choice; or at least, wondering if there are enough of us pulling together to really make a difference, especially as we work to educate people about the tragic outcomes of driving impaired and the light sentences being handed down to the convicted drivers.

We might wonder what the point of doing anything consciously is, if the rest of the world seems intent on living in blissful ignorance.

I know, EVERY conscious choice; every act of benevolence does make a difference! It's all about the energy, not the perceived outcome. It's about the moment and what we feel inspired to do.

Our choices really do send out a beacon. They are felt through the waves of unity consciousness, touching others in untold ways.

I found this little story, a variation of the 'Original Star Fish Story' by Loren Eisley. It speaks of the absolute joy of making a difference, no matter how insignificant it might seem to another. I hope it warms your heart the way it did mine.

One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a little girl picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.
Approaching the little girl, he asked, “What are you doing?”

She 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.”

“Little girl,” 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 girl bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf.

Then, smiling at the man, she said, “I made a difference for that one.”

So, don't ever doubt that one act of loving kindness can't make a difference. As we move forward in collecting signatures on our Petition....may we always remember that each one of us has the ability to make a difference in our own way to help bring about change.

We do it so other families won’t have to experience the tragedy of losing one of their loved ones to an impaired driver.

We don't do it for just our family, but we do it to love and honour all the beautiful and innocent loved ones we have lost.  Those, who still very much remain in our thoughts, hearts, and prayers.

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Last updated on: 2012-10-24 | Link to this post