Five More Minutes

A very inspiring story that touched me deeply....

While at the park one day, a woman sat down next to a man on a bench near a playground. “That’s my son over there,” she said, pointing to a little boy in a red sweater who was gliding down the slide. “He’s a fine-looking boy,'' the man said. “That’s my daughter on the bike in the white dress.”

Then, looking at his watch, he called his daughter. “What do you say we go, Claudia?” Claudia pleaded, “Just five more minutes, Dad. Please? Just five more minutes.” The man nodded and Claudia continued to ride her bike to her heart’s content. Minutes passed and the father stood and called again to his daughter. “Time to go now?”

Again Claudia pleaded, “Five more minutes, Dad. Just five more minutes.” The man smiled and said, “OK.” “My, you certainly are a patient father!” the woman responded.

The man smiled and then said, “Her older brother Tom was killed by a drunk driver last year while he was riding his bike near here. I never spent much time with Tom and now I’d give anything for just five more minutes with him. I’ve vowed not to make the same mistake with Claudia. She thinks she has five more minutes to ride her bike. The truth is, I get Five more minutes to watch her play.”

🌺Life is about making priorities. Do you have five more minutes?

Give someone you love five more minutes of your time today and see the difference. No matter how busy things get, don’t forget to spend time with people that matters to you! 💞