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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."

Author unknown

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

 I pray for the wind to guide our path.
         I pray for the water  to cleanse our souls.
  I pray for the fire to warm our hearts.
                        I pray for Mother Earth  to guard our sacred path.
          I pray for Father Sky   to guard our souls.
         and deliver us to the Promised Land.

May the Sun brighten your days and warm your heart
            and the Moon light your way and soothe your nightly dreams.
      Let the waters refresh you and wash your fears away and
                    most of all let Mother Earth nourish your body and free your soul.