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The Family Place


P.O. Box 6055

Logan, UT 84341


Belva Hansen – The Family Place

1525 North 200 West

Logan, UT 84341



Norma Miller, The Family Place

10 North 600 East

Hyrum, UT 84319



502 South Main Street

Smithfield, UT 84335



The Starfish Principle

While walking along a beach, an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance leaning down to pick something up and throw it into the ocean.


As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was a young boy, picking up starfish one by one and tossing each gently back into the water.


Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?”


The young man replied, throwing a starfish into the ocean. “The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”


The elderly man said, “But, young man, there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish. You can’t possibly make a difference!”


After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said, “I made a difference for that one.”

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