Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Starfish

My blog is coming up on three years old (as of March 20). I'd love to continue but find I'm unable to promise I can find keep posting on a regular basis. By way of explanation, I'll post The Starfish Story:

"The Starfish Story
Original Story by: Loren Eisley

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.”

I'm not only homeschooling Xavier and Wolfie, but also volunteered to be Adult Leader of the drama project for our 4H club (2 plays), active in trying to save our virtual school, and am shortly to be named Mensa's Gifted Children's Coordinator for the western part of our state. In short, I need to spend my time making a difference for my boys, for our 4H club and for gifted kids in our region. I will continue to post links to really cool resources as I happen across them, but I can't promise when. Thanks, everyone. It's been fun.


Crimson Wife said...

Sorry to see you go but I can see that you've got lots on your plate right now. Good luck with all your endeavors!

mdeckstein said...

I just discovered your blog and enjoyed reading your posts. I'm sorry that you will no longer be blogging. Your GT blogging community is quite small and you have made a difference.

B&B said...

I'll miss you but can completely understand time limitations. Pop by and say hi when you post if you have a moment as I'd still like to keep up with what you are up too.

I haven't come across very many gifted blogs that so fit what we experience and I'll miss your stories. I'm still going to give your blog the Award of Excellence as it truly is.

Take care and God bless you all.