It can be easy to get overwhelmed at times and yet making small differences in the lives of others can actually help ease feelings of helplessness and disempowerment. Sounds a bit counterintuitive doesn’t it. “I am already overwhelmed with a list of to dos and uncertain of what to take on next. How can adding additional “work” help?” Sometimes it is not the long list of actions we feel we need to take that is the source of discontent and overwhelm. Perhaps, it is the lack of meaningful action and purpose. Connecting to others and building a village of support is a wonderful way to dig ourselves out of holes of isolation and doubt. So find that starfish, throw it back in the water and see how you feel. And as was mentioned, if you get overwhelmed by how many starfish are on the beach, remind yourself, “I made a difference to that one!” Please share how helping others has helped you and have a wonderful Friday.