We got up early enough to see the stars in the sky and before the roosters announced the day. The reward was a beach littered with seashells, corals, starfish and more – remnants from the storm leaving our shore.
I went for the usual morning stroll with my three-year-old daughter Bellamy Blue, and along the way we met a homeless man. He was overjoyed to find someone willing to listen to his stories of a life full of adventure, and he showed Blue how to save the starfish that had been left behind by the tide.
At first she resisted his offer to put the starfish back in the ocean by hand, but she looked on with great enthusiasm as he did so. Once we parted ways with the elderly man, Bellamy Blue took it upon herself to save the starfish on our way back. With a shovel in her hand, she braved her fears and made the world a little brighter.