While others are doubting … Believe.
While others are playing … Plan.
While others are sleeping … Study.
While others are delaying … Decide.
While others are daydreaming … Prepare.
While others are procrastinating … Begin.
While others are wishing … Work.
While others are talking … Listen.
While others are pouting … Smile.
While are others are criticizing … Commend.
While others are quitting … Persist.
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LIFE IS ALL ABOUT MAKING PRIORITIES
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,” the man continued.
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 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.”
Life is all about making priorities, what are your priorities?
Give someone you love 5 more minutes of your time today!
By: D. Delay Our family enjoys the fun andrefreshment of water slides and lazy rivers during hot summer vacations. At
most water parks, there are also one or two spots where large buckets hang overhead
filling little by little with water. The closer the bucket gets to being full,
the larger the crowd grows beneath in anticipation—children and adults alike
wait for the outpouring. Then SUDDENLY the bucket tips and a great flood of
refreshment crashes down on all below! In the Book of Revelation, the Bible
describes golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints
(Revelation 5:8). In other words, the prayers of God's people collectively fill
heavenly bowls with sweet aroma, much like the burnt offerings did in days of
old. In Revelation 8,
we discover what these bowls are used for: "Then another angel, having a
golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he
should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden alter w…