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Just 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 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!

Did this motivate you? Would you spend 5 minute to comment this post?


Categories: Motivate Yourself
  1. July 14, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    This is a great story… Life is short…

  2. July 14, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Life is all about 5 mins. We keep running after our misguided desires and ambitions, in the bargain we forget our priorities of life. By the time we realise it is too late

    • July 14, 2010 at 3:33 pm

      Thanx, Some nice thing to put on Facebook! 🙂

  3. July 14, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    @ Kobus – Yes true, life is short and hope all of us can realize that soon. Thank you for the visit 🙂

    @ Shammi – Yes you are right, that is why this is a short reminder for all those busy people. Thank you for your 5 mins 🙂

  4. Ryan
    July 14, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Rajiv, Thank you for your fifty minutes everyday bring us these good stuff

  5. July 14, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    @ Ryan – Thank you for the visit. I will keep giving my time for all. Do not forget to give some time to your loved ones 🙂

  6. Romesh Goel
    July 14, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    thoughts provoking

  7. July 14, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    @ Romesh – Thank you for visit and for your five minutes 🙂

  8. Amisha&Kirit
    July 14, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Thanks for all your time Rajiv once again very nice

  9. Amisha
    July 14, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    This is a good story for people who are not putting a comment.just five minutes

  10. Kumar
    July 15, 2010 at 3:39 am

    Nice one, Rajiv!

  11. rajeev
    July 15, 2010 at 4:45 am

    Congrats for all your fine efforts. Motivates the motivations and faith in life.

  12. July 15, 2010 at 8:44 am

    @ Amisha, Kirit, Kumar & Rajeev – Thank you very much for your time to write, keep coming 🙂

  13. Sachin
    July 16, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Time is short & we all know…..Value of a person u know when he/she is not with you anymore…. so lets give 5 more minutes to the person u love…Nice story>>>

  14. July 16, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    @ Sachin – True, that is why family should be first priority and brings true happiness. Keep coming 🙂

  15. NIMITA
    July 17, 2010 at 11:12 am

    awesome Raj…verry true.life s short and hope all f us can realize that soon…

  16. July 17, 2010 at 11:19 am

    @ Nimita – Yes you are right, that is the real message.

  17. Anonymous
    July 17, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    heart touch

  18. pinky
    December 21, 2010 at 9:39 am

    This is a great story… Life is all about 5mins.

  19. December 21, 2010 at 9:50 am

    @ Pinky – Thank you dear 🙂

  20. rajeev
    December 21, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Five minutes worth of life time or life time worth of five minutes. Giving for others is very important.

  21. manisha
    December 21, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    nice story life is short so 5 min more give ur loveble person.

  22. December 21, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    @ Rajeev – Beautiful thoughts, I agree with you 🙂
    @ Manisha – Yes very true, thank you 🙂

  23. rupali
    January 17, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Enjoyed this one- thanks!

  24. January 18, 2011 at 8:51 am

    @ Rupali – Thank you for dropping by 🙂

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