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
Minutes passed and the father stood and called again to his daugheter.
"Time to go now?"
Again Melissa pleaded, "Five more minutes, Dad. Just five more
The man smiled and said, "O.K."
"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.
truth is, I get Five more minutes to watch her play."
Life is all about making priorities; what are your priorities?