While in the garden 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 blue dress who was gliding down the slide.
“He’s a fine looking boy” the man said.
“That’s my daughter on the bicycle in the black dress.” the man continued.
Then, looking at his watch, he called to his daughter. “What do you say we go, Amal?”
Amal pleaded, “Just five more minutes, daddy. Please? Just five more minutes.”
The man nodded and Amal 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 Amal pleaded, “Five more minutes, daddy. 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 Sabir was killed in an accident 2 years ago. I never spent much time with Sabir and now I’d give anything for just five more minutes with him.
I’ve vowed not to make the same mistake with Amal.
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, so that you won’t have to regret it later!