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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Ready or not

Think a minute…School tests may not be fun, but they are important! Final exams can decide your whole future: whether you go to university or not and what kind of lifelong career you have.

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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.

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Boys to men

A well-known leader who had counseled thousands of male prisoners for 25 years said not one of them loved his father—and 95% of the prisoners on death-row waiting to be executed said they deeply hated their dads.

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Home from the sea

Think a minute… Every Friday at sunset the old man came to the beach carrying a bucket filled with shrimp.

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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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The End of the World

Think a minute…Recently the biggest-selling book in America was about the end of the world. Sometimes watching the world’s news is like watching a horror movie, isn’t it?

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Stress solutions

Think a minute…A man went to the doctor feeling stressed and suffering from constant headaches. He followed the doctor’s orders to stop smoking and drinking, yet he continued having headaches. So the doctor told him to quit his stressful job

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Best friends forever

Think a minute…This is a true story about two teenage boys named Kyle and David. Kyle had no friends at school. One Friday afternoon David saw Kyle walking home carrying all his books when some bullies pushed Kyle down in the dirt and his books fell all over the ground.

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Feeling, faith, and fact

Think a minute…A young man was discouraged and depressed about the problems he was going through. His wise father asked him: “Son, have you ever gone through a tunnel?” “Yes,” his son answered.

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Make feelings follow

Think a minute…Do we sing because we’re happy? Or are we happy because we sing? A wise teacher said that it is singing which makes you feel like singing, and it is dancing which makes you feel like dancing.

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Safe Passage

Think a minute…Have you noticed the different kinds of gravestones in cemeteries? In certain Pacific Island countries, they even have the gravestones of their family members right in front of their house.

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The main thing

Think a minute…I heard a funny, true story about this guy who goes to the gym to exercise several times each week. Each time he takes 15 minutes to change his clothes and get ready. Then he walks around the gym talking with different people. After that he reads the newspaper.

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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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Wind beneath his wings

Think a minute…General George Patton is one of the greatest soldiers and battle leaders in history. He was also an athlete, poet and historian. This multi-talented man was a mixture of great character strengths along with some real flaws.

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Editorial

At last we are moving with the Sex Offenders register

Here is the good news. Two weeks ago, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi instructed Attorney General, Lemalu Hermann Retzlaff, to proceed with the necessary groundwork to set up a Sex Offenders Register.

Letters to the Editor

Is this legal?

Re: On Salelologa’s decision Anyone who knows anything about Samoa should know that there is no way that anybody can just come into a village and set up a shop.

Street Talk

Siaki Mafiti

Ele deserves money from Samoa

Samoa’s Olympic medalist, Ele Opeloge, is unlikely to earn a lot of money – if any – from the government for her efforts. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s insists the government only awards monetary gifts to Olympic gold medal winners.

Columns

Samoa, integrity and media freedom

I thank Dr. Falepo for his wise words for as we know we must be forever grateful to the Lord for the work we do. 

Between the Lines

New airlines please

We really need another airline that is not affiliated to an existing one which is also flying in and out of Samoa. In other words, competition please, not a cosy relationship where you both maintain the status quo at the expense of the trapped customers

Sunday Reading

Myths and Legends of the Ancient World - The Charmed Drink

The mead hall of King Giuki was filled with the sounds of music and laughter. At his table, the king sat smiling, his horn in his hand and his eyes fixing themselves upon each of his sons in turn.

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