Five More Minutes

Five More Minutes

Five more minutesWhile 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, “Okay.”

“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.”


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Wonderful Inspiring Story

Wonderful Inspiring Story

 Wonderful Inspiring StoryThe first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that that lit up her entire being. She said, “Hi, handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?” I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you may!” and she gave me a giant squeeze. “Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?” I asked. She jokingly replied, “I’m here to meet a rich husband, get married, have a couple of children, and then retire and travel.” “No seriously,” I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age. “I always dreamed of having a college education and now I’m getting one!” she told me.

After class we walked to the student union building and share a chocolate milkshake. We became instant friends. Every day for the next three months we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this “time machine” as she shared her wisdom and experience with me. Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up. At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet.

I’ll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, “I’m sorry I’m so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I’ll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know.”

As we laughed she cleared her throat and began: “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. “You have to laugh and find humor every day. You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it!” “There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up. If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight. Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding the opportunity in change.” “Have no regrets. The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets.” She concluded her speech by courageously singing The Rose. She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives.

At the years end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago. One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep. Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it’s never too late to be all you can possibly be.

Unknown Author

Lessons:

  • You are never too old to learn.
  • Laugh and find humor everyday .
  • Don’t let change overwhelm you, let change help you find opportunities you may have never seen!

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The Eagle Story

The Eagle Story – Inspirational Short Story

Changes For Survival….

The Eagle Story - Inspirational Short StoryEAGLE Can Live Up To 70 Years, But To Reach This Age, The Eagle Must Make A Hard Decision In Its’ 40’S.

Its’ Long & Flexible Talons Can No Longer Grab Prey Which Serves As Food, Its’ Long & Sharp Beak Becomes Bent.

Its’ Old-Aged & Heavy Wings, Due To Their Thick Feathers, Become Stuck To Its’ Chest & Make It Difficult To Fly.

Then Eagle Is Left With Only 2 Options: Die Or Go Through A Painful Process Of Change Which Lasts 150 Days.

The Process Requires That Eagle Fly To A Mountain & The Eagle Knocks Its’ Beak Against A Rock Until It Plucks It Out.

After This, Eagle Will Wait For A New Beak To Grow Back. When Its’ New Talons Grow Back, The Eagle Starts Plucking Its’ Old-Aged Feathers & After 5 Months, Eagle Can Take Its’ Flight Of Rebirth & Lives For 30 More Years.

Moral Of Story…

Many Times, In Order To Survive, We Have To Start A Change Process. We Sometimes Need To Get Rid Of Old Memories, Habits & Other Past Traditions. Only Freed From Past Burdens,We Can Take Advantage Of The Present.

The Eagle Story – Inspirational Short Story

A Mothers Love

mothers loveMothers Love

“A little boy came up to his mother in the kitchen one evening while she was fixing supper, and handed her a piece of paper that he had been writing on. After his Mom dried her hands on an apron, she read it, and this is what it said:

  For cutting the grass: $5.00

For cleaning up my room this week: $1.00

For going to the store for you: $.50

Baby-sitting my kid brother while you went shopping: $.25

Taking out the garbage: $1.00

For getting a good report card: $5.00

For cleaning up and raking the yard: $2.00

Total owed: $14.75

  Well, his mother looked at him standing there, and the boy could see the memories flashing through her mind. She picked up the pen, turned over the paper he’d written on, and this is what she wrote:

  For the nine months I carried you while you were growing inside me:

No Charge

  For all the nights that I’ve sat up with you, doctored and prayed for you:

No Charge

  For all the trying times, and all the tears that you’ve caused through the years:

No Charge  

For all the nights that were filled with dread, and for the worries I knew were ahead:

No Charge

  For the toys, food, clothes, and even wiping your nose:

No Charge

  Son, when you add it up, the cost of my love is: No Charge.   When the boy finished reading what his mother had written, there were big tears in his eyes, and he looked straight at his mother and said, “Mom, I sure do love you.” And then he took the pen and in great big letters he wrote: “PAID IN FULL”.    

Lessons:  

You will never how much your parents worth till you become a parent

  Be a giver not an asker, especially with your parents. there is a lot to give, besides money.  

Advice: IF your mom is alive and close to you, give her a big kiss and ask her for forgiveness. If she is far away, call her. if she passed away, pray for her.

Unknown Author

 

 

The Two Brothers

The Two Brothers Inspirational StoryThe Two Brothers  Inspirational short Story

Once there were two brothers working and living together on their farm. the oldest one of them was married with a large family and the younger one was single. At the end of every day,  the two brothers share everything equally, produce and profit and anything they get from the farm.

Then one day the younger brother said to himself, “It’s not fair that we should share equally the produce and the profit. I’m alone and my needs are simple.” So each night he took a sack of grain from his bin and crept across the field between their houses, dumping it into his brother’s bin.

Meanwhile, the married brother said to himself, “Its not fair that we should share the produce and the profit equally. 

After all, I’m married and I have my wife and my children to look after me in years to come. My brother has no one, and no one to take care of his future.” So each night, he took a sack of grain and dumped it into his single brother’s bin.

This continued for years and both of them were puzzled in light of the fact that their supply of grain never dwindled. Then at one very dark night the two brothers bumped into each other.Gradually it occurred to them what was going on. They dropped their sacks and hugged  each other.

 


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