Respirit--inspiration to refresh your spirit and give you courage

Home comments/suggestions

Act of Hope
Act of Humility
Act of Love
An Irish Blessing
Be at Peace
Best Friends
The Blessing of St. Francis of Assisi
The Blessing Of Thorns
A Child's Prayer for Parents
A Creed For Those Who Have Suffered
Daddys Day At School
Different Type of Prayer
Direction of Intention
Eight Gifts That Don't Cost A Cent
End of Day Prayer
Evening Prayer to God the Father
Fatima Prayer
For Those Searching for God
The Football Game
The Hospital Room
The Hot Water Bottle
How Poor We Really Are
I Came to You Late
If God had a refrigerator
Interesting anecdote
An Interview with God
The Littlest Firefighter
Lord, Make Me an Instrument
Man Made Walls
Michael's Song
The Missed Blessings
Morning Prayer
Nail In The Fence
Novena to the Holy Spirit
Novena to St. Claire
Novena To Saint Jude
Prayer before Starting on a Journey
Prayer before Study or Instructions
Prayer for the Faithful
Prayer for the Help of the Holy Spirit
Prayer for Strength in Weakness
Prayer for Travelers
Prayer for Trust in Jesus
Prayer In Time of Danger
Prayer Of Generosity
Prayer to Practice the Golden Rule
Prayer to Practice What Jesus Taught
Prayer to Saint Anthony for Lost Articles
Prayer of St. Augustine
Prayer of St. Patrick
Prayer To The Blessed Virgin
Prayer to Saint Jude
A Rose Within
Serenity Prayer
A Short Prayer
Slow Dance
Something for Stevie
State of Mind
A Trick
Two Frogs Fell Into a Pit
Twenty Third Psalm
Unfailing Prayer to St. Anthony
what's most important in life
When You Thought I Wasn't Looking
Your Cross
You Still Have Hope


A gentleman was strolling along the beach just at the waters edge.
After he had walked for sometime he came upon several starfish that
had been washed up on shore and then left behind by the tide. The man
stopped and looked at the starfish a moment and then shook his head
when he thought of the fate of the starfish, for they would all surely
die if left out of the water for long. He then continued his stroll
along the waters edge. After he had walked a bit further he came upon
a young boy. The boy was furiously picking up starfish that had been
left by the tide and throwing them back into the sea. The man watched
the boy for several moments, then spoke to him.

"You can't possibly save them all. So why bother ? It won't matter."

The boy paused, a starfish in hand, and thought about the man's words.
He looked out at the sea and then down at the starfish in his grasp.
He looked up at the man and replied

      "Well, it matters to this one."

and he threw the starfish back into the sea.

Author unknown.

The stories, prayers, blessings, poems, etc. on this website have been collected form chain e-mails(with the chain part remove), usenet posts, etc. If you are the author of this piece and would like acknowledgement or removal please click here

Thank you for visiting Respirit