The will to win

Think a minute…A father was trying to get his little boy to drink a glass of milk, but the son kept refusing, so the battle of wills was on.

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Cleaning other people’s house

Think a minute…A man walked into a crowded store in a small town. It was noisy and full of people. Everybody was talking and going about their own business when suddenly a woman yelled out loudly to a man: “Hey two-timer! Did your wife finally forgive you?”

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The human machine

Think a minute…Can you imagine life without machines? If we didn’t have cars, buses, telephones or radios, we’d be lost without these basic machines we use every day.

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Cease-fire

Think a minute.In June, 1969, the countries of Honduras and El Salvador declared war against each other. Until then, these two neighboring nations in Central America had been like close cousins.

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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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Fairytale or fact?

Think a minute…There was a man who thought he was going crazy, so he went to the doctor for an expert opinion.

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Ride the wild horses

Think a minute…Wild horses are such beautiful, powerful animals. It’s inspiring just to watch them run—fast and free.

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Blind spots

Think a minute…How’s your eyesight and vision? A famous blind woman once said: “It’s better to be blind and see with your heart, than to have two good eyes and not see yourself as you truly are.”

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Above the law

Think a minute…Does a thief steal because he’s a thief? Or, is he a thief because he steals? Studies show that over 80% of criminals who have been in prison and then freed after serving their time are back in prison for the same crime in less than 1 year!

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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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The juggler

Think a minute…There was a young man who moved from his home in Italy to live in America. He studied juggling and soon became famous all over the world.

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Passion brings prosperity

Think a minute…There’s a best-selling book entitled, Do What You Love And The Money Will Follow. It explains that if you’re passionate and good at your job, then you will be happy and successful at your job.

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What’s good enough?

Think a minute…Is your voice good enough to sing a solo on T.V. or radio? If you’re like me, you’ll stick to singing in the shower only! So what are you good at? And compared to whom? If golf is your sport and you can beat your buddies in a round, how good are you compared to Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, or Veejay Singh?

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Temper your temper

Think a minute…There’s a story about a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he got angry and lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the fence.

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They’ll feast at your funeral

Think a minute…When you decide to do something, whose opinion do you think and care about the most?

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All new

Think a minute…This is a true story about a boy named Philip. Philip was nine- years-old in a class of eight-year-olds. The kids in his class were not kind to Philip.

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No greater love

Think a minute…A four-year-old girl was terribly injured in a car accident. In fact, she was losing so much blood that she was going to die unless the doctors quickly found a person with her same rare blood type who was willing to give her their blood.

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What’s good enough?

Think a minute…Is your voice good enough to sing a solo on T.V. or radio? If you’re like me, you’ll stick to singing in the shower only!

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“A Great Woman”

Think a minute…There was a young married couple who really struggled to make enough money just to live on. One day the husband took all their money and bought a small service station.

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Valid Passport

Think a minute…Some time ago I took a trip to another country. When I arrived at the airport there was a long line of people waiting to check in for our flight. But I was not worried since I already had my ticket with a confirmed seat on the plane.

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Editorial

Peaceful Samoa the place to be

It’s happening just about every day. Everywhere we look in the world, there is suffering, losses and unimaginable pain. There are deaths right, left and centre. Terrorism has changed the way we live and the world we live in.

Letters to the Editor

It’s just not working

Re: Study hits out at violence Really, the church obviously isn’t working - look around Samoa, people are merely hiding behind it and everyone knows it. It’s the desperation of people stressed out by all the stupid monetary customs putting pressure on the family budget.

Street Talk

Ali Fa’afetai, 37

How do we address number of alcohol-related deaths?

The growing number of alcohol-related deaths is alarming. Hardly a month goes by without several incidents where precious lives are wasted due to alcohol abuse and drinking sessions gone wrong. What can we as a country do to stop these unnecessary deaths? What is your solution? Ilia L. Likou asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Columns

Mothers Day

A Mother loves right from the start. She holds her baby close to her heart.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

GREGOR PAUL FAN CLUB Don’t you just love the New Zealand Herald rugby writer, Gregor Paul?

Sunday Reading

Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

Guttorm stooped down and took the wild flower gently between his thumb and forefinger taking care not to bruise it.

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