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.
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
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.