Happy random Saturday.
Grab your coffee. I wanted to share a story that my father used to tell me that sounds like it’s about sand dollars. But really? It’s about making a difference.
One day a man walking on the beach spotted an older man reaching down for sand dollars, picking them up and flinging them into the ocean. The man watched as time after time, the older gentleman would reach down, select a sand dollar and toss it into the waves.
The man stopped him and said, “Why are you doing that? There are hundreds upon hundreds of sand dollars on the beach. You can’t possibly save them all. Why are you wasting your time? You aren’t going to make a difference.”
The older gentleman paused and looked at him.
He didn’t say a word.
He reached down, picked up another sand dollar and tossed it into the ocean, smiled and replied, “It just made a difference to that one.”
He’s right. Saving the world is an overwhelming task. One too big for us to take on alone. Why not start small? Why not make a difference to one person today? Tell someone you love how special they are to you. Smile at someone who looks sad. Pass on a compliment. Show someone a random act of kindness.
Let’s change the world together.
One sand dollar at a time.
Love this flower arranging tutorial.
I’m always trying to make my flowers look different.
Clever ideas for your walls.
Love thinking outside the box a little.
I’ve been collecting cutting boards.
But I didn’t really know the best way to care for them.
I love this before and after bathroom.
She had me at the wall color.
And in random news this week:
And–in super exciting news, I’m so happy about this. This is one of the landmarks from my college town and they are saving it and they just came up with a name. 🙂
And one more for the road.
Here’s a beach house tour full of extra sunshine.
Happy Random Saturday to you.