At times I tell myself I only have five minutes to accomplish, finish, wait for… Whatever the case may be, it all relates to a limited amount of time. At this moment I am motivated to write a brief note about the fact five minutes is extremely important. What if we were only five minutes late to catch our plane? Would it matter then? What if we were all packed and ready to board that cruise liner we paid way too much money for, only to find out it left the dock five minutes ago? Does the term, “missing the bus” ring a bell? I remember as a child, living five miles from town, if I missed the bus I could guarantee I would not be greeted with a smiling mother who just had to pick me up. While hurrying, five minutes behind time, running with briefcase in hand, it is frustrating to find out the train just left the station. It is “only five minutes” is in reality a mindset that minimizes the importance of time. I could be fired for being five minutes late! What if a loved one was dying at the hospital and a family member arrives five minutes too late? Time is a gift that is never to be taken for granted. My point is that every minute is precious and a gift to be enjoyed. One minute please! How many times have we heard that saying? How many of those moments are spent as a receptionist or animated phone operated asks, “Can you hold”? Yes, we can hold! Let’s hold on to life and remember that each day is gift to be enjoyed.