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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The big decision

Think a minute…”To marry or not to marry?” This decision is so big that it largely determines the life you live and person you become for the rest of your life. Here are seven vital areas that singles need to understand and evaluate before they choose whom to marry.

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Live your list

Think a minute…If you made a list of your most important priorities, all the people and things that mean the most to you, what would be on your list? You would probably have things like your family, job, schooling, friends and fun.

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Shopping spree

Think a minute…On a TV game show, I saw a woman who won a shopping spree in a supermarket. She had 10 minutes to fill her cart with anything she wanted in the store.

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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.

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Perseverance prevails

Think a minute…A university student named Julie Beasely was shot 2 times with a high powered rifle.

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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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Don’t defeat yourself

Think a minute.Recent studies show that only 1 out of 3 people have healthy self-confidence. That means 2 out of every 3 people simply don’t know the ability they already have to be successful, even though it’s right there in their hands!

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Have some passion

Think a minute…A woman who had been married 20 years was missing the passion in her marriage, so she asked her husband why he did not tell her that he loved her more often.

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Under your nose

Think a minute…Years ago in South Africa a man sold his farm so he could spend the rest of his life looking for diamonds. Each year he became more desperate to find these precious, sparkling stones and become rich.

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Laugh a little

Think a minute…In 1998 an award winning movie called Life is Beautiful dramatically showed the power of humor.

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Home schooling

Think a minute…Even if your child goes to an excellent school, the most important school your child will ever attend is in your own home.

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Getting in focus

Think a minute…Ever feel like you are running in all directions but “getting nowhere fast”? After working long, hard days you still feel like you’ve got little to show for it. It is easy to “major on minors” and spend our time on so many unimportant things that our life becomes a game of “trivial pursuit”.

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My way

Think a minute…A little boy was not obeying his mother. So she told him to sit down and stay there until she said he could stand up again. The little boy angrily sat down and said: “I’m sittin’ down, Mom…but inside I’m standing up!”

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Give an ear

Think a minute…A guy was complaining to his friend about his wife’s nagging. He said: “All my wife does is talk, talk, talk, talk.” His friend asked: “Well what does she talk about?” He answered: “I don’t know, she don’t say!”

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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.

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How to change others

Think a minute…Someone said: “You can always get what you want, if you help other people get what they want.” Frank Bettger started selling life insurance as a young man.

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Return to your roots

Think a minute…In recent decades millions of people have wanted to know their racial roots and ethnic heritage. Some family reunions are so important that family members travel thousands of miles across oceans to meet their relatives.

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Editorial

Pride in Ele

While brainstorming sessions are no doubt a more focused and recognised way of coming up with ideas, there’s a lot to be said for casual, meandering conversations over coffee as well.

Letters to the Editor

Make it easy for tourists, Samoa

Dear Editor Re: Aura of reality on the wall I would say, as an extended-tourist who spent six months in Samoa, there are plenty of amazing, life-altering things to do in Samoa, yet little-to-no adequate marketing / advertising [at a Global standard] of viable options to tourists, from those who fly in to those who dock for a day.

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

The Pearl From You

Strange, I felt I saw something strange

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

WHAT A TEASER! If the Samoa Rugby Union needed some publicity for the upcoming game to be held at Apia Park later in the year, the Auckland Blues rugby side gave it to them by defeating the Melbourne Rebels 56-18 on Thursday night.

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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