Better Living Through Networking

The Site

Whether you’re a Baby Boomer (born in the years 1946-1964), or the child or even the grandchild of a “Boomer,” this site has been created just for you.

This blog’s purpose is incredibly simple: To make a difference in people’s lives.

To offer some inspiration and encouragement, to help build you up in a world that’s increasingly trying to beat you down. To offer you practical advice and point you to some really cool and helpful tools, ideas, products and places that can save (and even make) you money.

And all with just a sprinkle of humor that will help you face your day with a smile. (Stess, bad. Laugh, good.)

So, how much can one little site accomplish, within the vast blogosphere? Let me relate a simple story. It’s called “The Parable of the Starfish,” and it’s adapted from a book by Loren Eiseley…

Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.

One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.

As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.

He came closer still and called out “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”

The young man paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean.”

“I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?” asked the somewhat startled wise man.

To this, the young man replied, “The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”

Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, “But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference!”

At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, “It made a difference for that one.”

The moral of the story is…

Never underestimate the impact you can make when you do something to help someone else, no matter how small.

That’s what we do here.

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