Monday, February 23, 2009

An Inspirational Story

Just Five More Minutes
Author Unknown
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 minutes.”
The man nodded and Melissa 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 Melissa 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 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!

32 comments:

blueviolet said...

What a wonderful story!!!

Grandma J said...

OOOOH, I love those pictures of Kaishon! You are a great photographer.

That five minute story brought tears to my eyes.

He And Me + 3 said...

ABsolutely beautiful and so true.

littletoesandcheerios said...

Well, thanks for making me cry like a "chicken soup for the soul" story! LOL. That's what lifes all about and we need the reminder. I get caught up with cleaning too much when I should be playing.

big hair envy said...

This is such a beautiful post!

Life is too short to NOT give just 5 more minutes:) Thanks for the reminder.

antoinettemariew@blogspot.com said...

beautiful story...thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! i've been hoping for more traffic and it inspires me to write more....your boy is adorable too! thanks again...blessings...

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Excellent reminder, Rebeckah. Thank you.

g said...

Wow. What an amazing story, with an amazing lesson.

Liz said...

What a sweet story! I love the pictures of Kaishon!

Dawn said...

thanks for sharing that little story... i have never heard it before!! and your photos are great (as always!!) and i LOVE those pandas :)

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Wow, that was a powerful story! It's good to be reminded how blessed I am.

Thanks for coming back by, yesterday. I always appreciate your encouraging comments. I ended up having to diable the word verification for comments so they would post.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Why must you make me cry so early in the morning???!!!
great pictures...I'd give HIM more than 5 minutes. :)

Tim said...

Great post Rebekah!!

I love inspiring and touching posts! Watch for my post on when I died. It should be very inspriring if not touching. It should be posted today i think. Get cha some kleenex ready.

Thanks for this reminder, we all need it everyday.

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Great post R~ and so true!
Makes to want to leave work early!

April said...

INSPIRATIONAL??? You got that right! That was awesome!

Kaishon made me smile really big today!

Anonymous said...

great story!

mamamia said...

i like your pictures, too ;0)

mimi said...

I love that story!! A good reminder about priorities for sure--I get so wrapped up in trivial things!

Kaishon looks like such a sweetheart. I could just hug him. I bet my boys would have a blast playing with him :)!!!

The Nordrik-Hansens Fotoblogg said...

Hi, Thanks for letting me know that it was difficult to write comments on my blog..I have taken care of it now..:) And I appreciate that you like my pictures..love yours too! Have a nice day! Love, Linda:)

RR Mama said...

Sitting here with tears in my eyes! Such a beautiful story. I love the pics of Kash! Thanks for all of the prayers, we are all feeling so much better.

Mom on the Run said...

Love the story and the song is powerful too. My equivalent would be when I tell my children "Just a minute." I feel badly when I say this to them after they have been at school all day. Trying harder to get my work done during the school day and not after school. Always trying...

SKELLER said...

perspective. it's all always about perspective...

thanks for the reminder.

Living on the Spit said...

I will promise to do that every day of my life. Great post and much needed.

SassyMomma said...

SO nice!~
By the way... Thanks for the words of encouragement!! I REALLY need them right now! =)

Sandy Toes said...

What a touching story!!!
-sandy toe

Queenie Jeannie said...

That was soooo beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us!!!

Melissa said...

Thanks for sharing a great story...so true. It's moments like that ~ that cause us to slow down, cherish it all a little more. Thank you.

Michelle Leigh said...

beautiful story, now I must go to spend more time with my kids and less time on here! Thanks for the wake up call.

Becky said...

So touching. You always post the most poignant stuff. Five minutes per child = twenty minutes... I can do that. ;-)

Kaishon looks like he is playing George of the jungle.

Mary said...

How sweet. I really loved reading this story. Thank you for posting it.

Kristen@nosmallthing said...

Great reminder of what is important, and how quickly it can be taken away. Thank you!

jennykate77 said...

Great story and I love the pics of Kaishon! He's such a cutie!