|Melissa used a friends token and some digital vellum on this page under the journaling as well as some digital ribbon up by the top of the page where it has some more journaling.… The pictures of orphange mates were blurred to protect their privacy. The text of the Starfish Story (in the journaling) is as follows:
As a man walked the beach at dawn, he noticed a figure in the distance. As he got closer, he realized it was 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 the starfish back into the ocean. The sun is coming up, the tide is going out, and they'll be stranded. If I don't throw them in, they'll die."
"But the beach stretches for miles and miles, and there are hundreds of starfish," countered the man. "How can your efforts possibly make a difference?"
After listening politely, the boy gazed at the starfish in his hand and threw it to the safety of the waves.
Smiling at the man, he said, "It makes a difference to this one."
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