THREE MINUTES

THREE MINUTES

By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

"I used to think it would take a lifetime to become someone's friend, but now I think we do it just three minutes at a time."
-Bob Goff
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"Feel" three minutes.
 Stop whatever you're doing, time yourself for three minutes, and sit quietly in it.
Now consider:
It's in your power to give "three minutes" to another in a meaningful, powerful, provoking, and life-enhancing way.
Instead of brushing past someone in a "one second" greeting, exchange it with a "three minute" interaction and see what it does to "you."
Cooperate with God and take time to notice who He's placing on your path.
The more thoughtfully you walk into your three minutes, the more blessed you will be by the three minutes.
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-Three minutes wields the power to translate a negative thought into a positive thought and alter the attitude of another's mind for an entire day, and beyond.
-Three minutes can open up a new relationship and encourage an invitation out for coffee.
-Three minutes wields the power to counteract a suicide.
-Three minutes can change a life.
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-In three minutes, I've been introduced to resources, books, individuals, and places that have changed the trajectory of my life.
-I've been empowered by a quote.
-I've been sustained by a stranger's voice.
-I've been encouraged by a timely note.
-I've intersected new opportunities and new individuals.
-I've been the recipient of free meals, coffee, cookies, groceries, and even gas fills on account of a stranger "loving" on me and noticing me in the space of just three minutes.
I've been supplied with beautiful and life-enforcing acts of grace in just three minutes.
And so have you.
Turn that around and "become" the unexpected grace-giver.
It's such an adventure and so intoxicatingly fun. Once you begin you won't be able to stop. It will become a new way of life ...
It's so beautifully addicting!
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Three minutes matter.
Make them count ... and do something engaging and productive with them!
Try out the three minute rule.
See where it takes "you" and, who knows,
maybe we'll find ourselves on the other side of one another one day.
Until then ... let's tend to our "three" and make a multiplied difference.
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"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions."
-Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.