AGE 12 ⁺

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.”

Moral: Life is all about making priorities, and family is one and only priority on top of all other, so spend all time you can with loved ones.

'80' Thoughts on a Story

  1. give others ur time..

  2. As u sow so u reap.

  3. It is true.we have to see pleasure in our child.

  4. really hear touching stories here

  5. Children’s act in a game or sport
    Is worth to watch and enjoy
    As is the case of mother Yashoda
    Enjoying while Lord Sri Krishna played
    When one attains age of youth either they are away
    Or may not play the sports the parents desire to enjoy

  6. Wow the story is everyone! And a heart true story!

  7. May I know the full name of the Author, and contact details, I would like to make a short movie based on this heart touching story.

  8. thank u..for showing what we r missing

  9. Give time for your family.

  10. nice……my school got the first place in storytelling competition. i love this. thank u

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