It takes five minutes…
to brew coffee in the French press.
to pick up my daughter from school.
to walk from my office to the library.
to send an email to a friend.
to write a card to someone.
to say goodnight to my kids.
to organize my backpack for the next day.
to set the table.
to read a blog post.
It took only five minutes
for a young man
to kill 26 people,
most of them children.
What does that say about our world?
I choose to focus on the five minutes...
that it takes to love those close to me.
to tell my kids that they are special.
to reach out to others with my heart
and to pray that this madness ends.