Jennifer and Eric were hanging out together in the park on a Sunday afternoon. They had spent a couple of hours at the library completing assignments. Before heading home, they decided to go for a walk in the park. They talked about school, their friends, families, church and other things as they walked.
“Have you ever felt like there just wasn’t enough time to do all the things that you wanted to do? And you want more time to spend with the people you love and doing things that matter to you?” Jennifer asked Eric.
“Yes, most times. Why?”
“I just finish reading a great book called, Bending Time which shows you how to do all of those things.”
“What’s it about?”
“It isn’t about time management but about redeeming time. Time shouldn’t master us, we should master it. It shows us how to use time well. Each chapter had a reflection and a prayer at the end.”
“May I borrow it?”
“Sure. It’s very easy to read and understand. And the author has provided wise and practical concepts regarding time which you can apply to your own life.”
“Thanks.” A pause, then, “My church is having a benefit concert on Saturday evening. If you’re not busy or anything, would you like to go with me?”
She smiled. “Sure.”‘
They talked more about the book and then, he walked her home.
Outside of her family’s townhouse, they faced each other. She smiled at Eric, thinking how cute he looked at that very moment. “Thanks for walking me home.”
“It was my pleasure.”
“See you tomorrow at school.”
“See you tomorrow.”
“Goodbye, Jennifer.” He smiled that amazing smile which made her heart flutter before he turned and walked away.
She stood there on the porch watching him until he disappeared. He turned once to wave. When she couldn’t see him anymore, she went inside her house and went and told her mother that Eric had finally asked her out on a date.