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Thought For Today: Making A Difference

June 24, 2020

What have Greta Thunberg. Marcus Rashford, an 11 year old girl and a tourist at a remote petrol station in Africa, have in common?

Well they all in some way made a difference.


Remembering his own childhood, where there was little money, Marcus Rashford took on the government recently and persuaded them to change their policy on providing meal vouchers for children in the school holidays.


Greta Thumberg, aged 16 has taken a recent lead in climate change.


An 11year old girl and her mother have raised over £10,000 for charity by making and selling more than 14,000 masks during this current pandemic.


And a tourist in the outback of Africa who pulled into a remote petrol station was greeted by the news that the attendant would be giving up work as he was no longer able to see. Immediately the customer took off his glasses and said, “Here have mine! You can keep them!”


Making a difference reminds me of two stories. The first a traditional story about starfish.

One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking up things and throwing them into the sea. The man asked the boy “Young man what are doing?” “Throwing star fish into the sea, the surf is up and the tide is out, if I don’t throw them back they may die”

“Ah” said the man, “but you do realise that there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds