Five More Minutes

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 son on the swing
in the blue sweater." Then, looking at his watch,
he called to his son. "What do you say we go, Todd?"
Todd pleaded, "Just five more minutes, Dad. Please?
Just five more minutes."

The man nodded and Todd 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 Todd 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, "My older son 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 Todd. He thinks he has
five more minutes to swing.
The truth is, I get Five more minutes
to watch him play."

Life is all about making priorities,
what are your priorities?
Give someone you love 5 more minutes
of your time today.

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