Thursday, May 14, 2009

5 MORE MINUTES

A woman sat down next to a man on a bench near a playground at park one fine Sunday morning.

"That's my son over there," she said, pointing to a little boy in a red T-shirt who was gliding down the slide.

"He's a fine looking boy," the man said. "That's my son on the swing in the blue T-shirt." Then, looking at his watch, he called to his son.

"What do you say we go, Jack?" Jack pleaded, "Just 5 MORE MINUTES, Dad. Please?" "Just 5 MORE MINUTES."

The man nodded and Jack continued to swing to his heart's content.

Minutes passed and the father stood and called again to his son. "Time to go now?"

Again Jack pleaded, "5 MORE MINUTES, Dad. Just 5 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, "My older son John was killed by a drunk driver last year while he was riding his bike near here. I never spent much time with John and now I'd give anything for just 5 MORE MINUTES with him. I've vowed not to make the same mistake with Jack. He thinks he has 5 MORE MINUTES to swing. The truth is, I get 5 MORE MINUTES to watch him play."

Life is not a race. Life is all about making priorities.

What are your priorities? Give someone you love 5 MORE MINUTES of your TIME no matter how busy you are and you will have no regrets FOREVER.
Once you've LOST it, it will be FOREVER...

4 comments:

lolit May 14, 2009 at 4:44 AM  

wow! i've learned from your post beth, sort of an AWAKENING! thanks beth, i love you friend,nauntog yata ako.

Beth May 14, 2009 at 2:22 PM  

Thanks Lolit and I love you too!

No matter how busy we are, we must spend time with our loved ones bago maging huli ang lahat.

Manang Kim May 16, 2009 at 10:33 AM  

Hi Beth, naku we like to be in a hurry sometimes we don't want to tolerate 5 more minutes specially to our love ones. Thanks for the visit another 5 minutes hehehe.

Beth May 18, 2009 at 1:03 AM  

Hi Manang Kim! Thanks for dropping by :)

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