JUST FIVE MORE MINUTES

While at the park one day,a woman sat down next to a man

on a bench near a playing ground.”That’s my son over

there,”she said,pointing to a little  boy in a sweater who was

gliding down the slide.”He’s a fine looking boy,”the man

said.”That’s my daughter on the bike with the white dress.”

Then looking at his watch,he called to his daughter,”what do

you say we go,melisa?” melisa pleaded,”just 5 more

minutes,dad,please?just 5 more minutes.”The man nodded

and melisa continued to ride her bike to her heart’s

content.  Minutes passed and the father stood again and called

to his daughter, ”time to go now?”Again melisa pleaded,”5

more minutes dad,just 5 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 5 more minutes with

him. I ‘ve vowed not to make the same mistake with melisa.

She thinks she has 5 more mintes to ride her bike.  The truth

is,i get 5 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.

TAKE IT OUTSIDE!

With the technology era especially in the developed countries

and less in developing countries, socializing has been an alien

among people. Most of them don’t even know their next door

neighbour. As a result, we fail to note the culprits in the

community and at the end of the day they are listed as most

wanted terrorist or even attack us. The saying “Everyone for

himself and God for us all’ has its roots especially among the

Kenyans living in urban areas. Although it has its advantages,

the disadvantage over shadow them..

This has been transferred to our children who prefer being

glued on a seat than go out and play with friends. The effect

is more since its the facebook and twitter era.They have

more friends in the social network whom they have never seen

each other but talk and share alot. At the end of the day,

their bodies become weak due to lack of exercises and their

eye ache or have a dull view of things. Technology is not

everything. someone said that technology will over power

paper but a few months ago, Venezuela lacked tissue on their

shelves and had a long day importing.

And the situation becomes even worse since their parents,

who are to be good examples, fall under the same or even

worse. They are always at work and in the evening when they

are to rest they carry the whole office at home fighting with

deadlines and competition. The children who see them as role

models remain with no choice.How are these children going to

met their life partners? On the internet? How/when are they

going to learn to live like humans and not beasts? It is time

to go to our ‘original self’, go to our traditions and culture.

Its time to disconnect to connect. TAKE IT OUTSIDE!

GIVE IT TO YOUR KIDS

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Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School

about 11 things they did not and will not learn in

school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct

teachings created a generation of kids with no concept

of reality and how this concept set them up for failure

in the real world.

Rule 1: Life is not fair – get used to it!…

Rule 2: The world doesn’t care about your

self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish

something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of

high school. You won’t be a vice-president with a car

phone until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you

get a boss.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity.

Your Grandparents had a different word for burger

flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so

don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren’t as

boring as they are now. They got that way from paying

your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you

talk about how cool you thought you were. So before

you save the rain forest from the parasites of your

parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your

own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners

and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they

have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as

MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This

doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in

real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters.. You don’t

get summers off and very few employers are interested

in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own

time.

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people

actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up

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GIVE IT TO YOUR KIDS THE REALITY OF LIFE!