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 to his daughter.
"What do you say we go, Melissa?"
Melissa pleaded, "Just five more minutes, Dad. Please? Just five more
The man nodded and Melissa continued to ride her bike to her heart's
Minutes passed and the father stood and called again to his daugheter. "Time
to go now?"
Again Melissa pleaded, "Five more minutes, Dad. Just five more minutes."
The man smiled and said, "O.K."
"My, you certainly are a patient father," the woman responded.
The man smiled and then said, "Her older brother Tommy was killed by a drunk
driver last year while he was riding his bike near here. I never spent much
time with Tommy and now I'd give anything for just five more minutes with
him. I've vowed not to make the same mistake with Melissa. 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 all about making priorities; what are your priorities?
Give someone you love 5 more minutes of your time today and send this
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