“Be an original”

Think a minute…It’s said that we human beings are the only creatures who refuse to be what we are. One writer put it: “When people are free to do as they want, they usually copy each other.”

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“The waste of worry”

Think a minute…Do you remember as a child being afraid of the boogie man or monsters at night? But now that you’re an adult, you know better than to be afraid of things that don’t exist, right? It’s amazing how we adults still have fears and worries about things that are not real.

63 Hits

“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. But she soon found out that life was not easy on her own. She couldn’t find a job, and it didn’t take long for her friends to get sick of her living off of their kindness so they kicked her out.

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Mr. apple’s leadership lessons (Part 1)

Think a minute…Apple Computer’s Steve Jobs’ death from cancer at the age of 56 touched millions. His impact on the world through the Macintosh computer, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and iTunes will continue for many years.

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“Bread and butter”

Think a minute…There was a baker who bought his butter from a local farmer. One day the baker decided to weigh the butter. He was surprised that the farmer had been giving him less butter but still charging him the same price.

78 Hits

“Getting fit”

Think a minute…Mr. Louis Joline was awarded one of America’s “Fittest Over 50.” At the age of 65, He had completed 61 marathon races. Remember, a marathon is running 26 miles! You would not think this man needs help or encouragement to run.

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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. They were so excited they sent an urgent telegram message to their sister which said: “First flight in history today!

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Love for All Seasons (Part 2)

Think a minute…Recently a couple who had been married 72 years died together in the hospital. After a car accident they were put in beds beside each other, so they continually held each other’s hand.

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Love for all seasons (Part 1)

Think a minute…Someone said:”All fun ends with marriage.” Do you feel that way some days? Maybe your marriage is going through a change of seasons. Remember, “Love is more than just a game for two.”

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The sweat of success

Think a minute…Former Prime Minister of England, Winston Churchill, became so famous for his speeches that he was called the Greatest Speaker of the Century. He was also famous for his quick wit.

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What a world we live in (Part 2)

Think a minute…We live on a one-of-a-kind privileged planet. Earth has a greater variety of life, landscapes, and water than any planet ever discovered.

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What a world we live in (Part 1)

Think a minute…Some of my happiest memories as a child are when my parents took us kids out to enjoy nature—whether we were walking in the woods, driving through snow-covered mountains, or strolling along a beach listening to the ocean waves.

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“More than a feeling”

Think a minute…A little boy was asked what he thought about marriage. He answered: “God says that a man should have only one wife. This is called monotony!” That little boy, of course, meant to say “monogamy.”

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“Do You Have Connections?”

Think a minute…A cartoon showed a thief wearing a mask and pointing his gun at a frightened woman. He yelled at her: “Give me your valuables!” The woman in the cartoon grabbed her FRIENDS, and started putting them into the bag.

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Twenty-two million candles

Think a minute…Ann Scheiber lived alone in her small apartment in New York City having never married. She did not own a car, so she walked everywhere wearing the same old black coat.

120 Hits

“The Very Best”

Think a minute…What’s the difference between the best and second best? Between average and excellent? The difference between a good sports team and a great one? It’s the hard work, training and discipline.

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Don’t cheat yourself

Think a minute…Imagine you’re in school and your teacher gives your class a really hard test. You’re scared and nervous because you didn’t study. But then you see the smartest girl in the class is sitting right beside you and you can clearly see her paper and all her answers.

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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. But she soon found out that life was not easy on her own.

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“Make someone happy”

Think a minute…There were two very sick men who shared a room in a hospital. The man whose bed was by the window was allowed to sit up for an hour each day to help drain the fluid from his lungs.

67 Hits

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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Truth, customary lands and what the Constitution tells us to do

The truth will eventually be revealed. That much we know. Whether that happens in this lifetime or the next, the fact is the truth cannot be hidden forever.

Letters to the Editor

Government, taxes, L.T.R.A. 2008 and customary lands. Part I

Dear Editor, The reality in our country and its government is that the main cause of all problems that we are facing right now is because of our system of government.

Street Talk

Faaofonuu Iosefo Faamausili, 57

N.Z. govt. urged to change law

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is standing by her country’s immigration laws requiring Samoans to go through a stringent screening process to obtain a visa to visit New Zealand. This is despite the two countries sharing a Treaty of Friendship. Do you think this is fair? Reporter, Nefertiti Matatia, asked the public in today’s Street Talk and this is what they said:


About avoiding those mistakes

If you concern yourself with backing away from or avoiding repeated mistakes, you are not likely to find yourself “backing –up” into achievement or success. It has been traditional to believe that the avoidance of mistakes will result in progress.

Between the Lines


THE BEST A big fa’amalo to the skilled and courageous E.P.C. staff who braved the winds and rain to restore power from broken and dangerous power lines on Cross Island Road on Wednesday night in pitch darkness.

Sunday Reading

PRESIDENT OF THE S.A.M.E.:Tagaloa Eddie Wilson with Happy Ava Farmers Tupai & Asoono- from Savaii.

Samoa’s Ava Exports expected to rise to prominence again

Samoa’s Ava Exports is looking promising, with exports expected to increase in the next couple of years. Ava exports was Samoa’s second largest export commidity from 1998 to 2001 until some European countries led by Germany imposed restrictions on the Pacific Kava Trade. Samoa’s exports of Ava in 1998 was just under $20m.

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