One day, an old man was walking along a beach that was littered with thousands of starfish that had been washed ashore by the high tide. As he walked he came upon a young boy who was eagerly throwing the starfish back into the ocean, one by one.
Puzzled, the man looked at the boy and asked what he was doing. Without looking up from his task, the boy simply replied, “I’m saving these starfish, Sir”.
The old man chuckled aloud, “Son, there are thousands of starfish and only one of you. What difference can you possibly make?”
The boy picked up a starfish, gently tossed it into the water and turning to the man, said, “I made a difference to that one!”
The XOXO, God Company was inspired by the Starfish Story and the idea that we all can make a difference in the lives of others. We are energized by the positive impact that even the smallest gestures can have on individuals. In a world filled with a growing focus on the self, we are refreshed by focusing on others. In a world of filters, we are refreshed by what is real. In a world where so many spend time tearing others down, we are refreshed in building others up.
We are God's masterpieces, and we can all make a difference, one starfish at a time.