Learning to Love

Think a minute…about love. It makes the world go around, right? The problem is that there doesn’t seem to be much going around! Most of us know that to love and be loved is what life is all about.

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Success is mostly failure

Think a minute…A successful man said: “Success is mostly about failing.” What we don’t know about the world’s most successful people is the many times they failed before they finally succeeded.

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Go for the gold

Think a minute…The Olympics is my favorite sports event, because it brings the world’s greatest athletes and nations together.

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Make excuses or make money

Think a minute… A very successful business has this as their motto: “You can make excuses, or you can make money, but you can’t do both!” It’s true.

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Missing the point

Think a minute…Remember the first people to ever fly an airplane? There were the Wright brothers, just a week before Christmas, 1903.

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Going through hot water

Think a minute…“A tea bag isn’t worth much until it’s been through some hot water.” There’s a saying in boxing: “Everybody’s got a plan—until they’ve been hit!” Sooner or later, life is going to hit and knock you down.

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What you see is what you get

Think a minute…You’ve heard the expression ”What you see is what you get.” Psychologists tell us that nothing controls our lives more than our self-image. We live like the person we see in the mirror. We are what we think we are.

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Missing the point

Think a minute…Remember the first people to ever fly an airplane? There were the Wright brothers, just a week before Christmas, 1903.

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Obstacles or opportunities

Think a minute…In the 1930’s, Jesse Owens was a world-class athlete in track and field.

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Identity theft

Think a minute…The worldwide web, personal computer, tablet and smart phone have brought the world of information into our hands.

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Made for pleasure

Think a minute…Sex was God’s idea. God created sex in marriage for pleasure. The problem is that we have misused and twisted God’s plan for sex.

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No Parking

Think a minute…On this journey called life, do you sometimes feel like just pulling over and parking? You feel like you’ve done enough, worked enough, and learned enough.

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A real leader

Think a minute…A quiet, gentle man was reading a book on how to be a strong, self-assertive leader of his family. After work he marched boldly into his home, pointed his finger in his wife’s face and said: “From now on, I’m the boss around here and my word is law!

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Lonely little girl

Think a minute…This is a true story about a famous woman whose mother’s name was Gladys. Gladys was a beautiful woman who was instantly attracted to a handsome man named Edward who rode a motorcycle.

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Let Go of the Controls

Think a minute…A pilot was flying his small airplane, a Cessna 150, when suddenly he lost control. His plane began spinning and falling to the ground! He panicked and began doing everything he could think of with the controls.

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For adults only

Think a minute… Someone said, “The problem with fairytale marriages is the young lady who waits for her prince on a white horse does not yet know that she’s the one who cleans up after the horse!”

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Say no for your soul

Think a minute…A stressed-out secretary told her boss: “When this rush is over, I’m going to have a nervous breakdown. I’ve earned it, I deserve it, and nobody’s going to take it from me!” In today’s modern world, a woman often has many jobs and responsibilities.

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The unlocked door

Think a minute…This is a true story about a young lady who got so tired of living with her strict parents that she ran away from home.

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Work Works

Think a minute…Did you know that the average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work? That means those who use 50% of their ability stand out from the rest. So the very few who actually give their full 100% of strength and smarts to their work become the most successful of all.

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Successful mistakes

Think a minute… Neil Vanderbilt was spoiled—but he could afford to be. Starting at age 16, he had worked his way to the top and built one of the largest transportation empires in history.

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Editorial

Better communication could’ve done the trick

The truth is simple enough. No one would say no to faster and cheaper Internet connection as promised by the Tui Samoa Cable. Beautiful stuff.

Letters to the Editor

Let’s pray for Toa and everyone

Dear Editor, Re: The stigmata drama This is so sad. Demons are playing with everyone involved with this girl’s saga. This exposes the real spiritual state of those in very responsible positions in Samoa.

Street Talk

Ruta, 45

What changes in the police ministry are needed?

The Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil has finally returned to work following a long suspension and an appearance in court. Now that he’s resumed his position, Sina Filifilia Sevaaetasi hit the streets of Apia asking the question “Is there a need to have changes in the police force?”

Columns

Recruitment of A.C.E.Os should be left to professional interviewer

I read with interest the plan by the P.M. and Cabinet to appoint the A.C.E.Os.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

JUST CURIOUS A friend of BTL was looking through the coaching staff for the Samoa A team that’s in Fiji right now.

Sunday Reading

Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

The horsemen left King Giuki’s burg at dawn, riding out through the forest to the distant mountains beyond.

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