A brother like that

Think a minute…This is a true story about a man named Paul whose brother gave him an early Christmas present. It was a brand new car! A few days later, Paul was leaving work to go home on Christmas Eve.

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A bad teacher

Think a Minute … Do you sometimes feel that the only way your kids will listen and obey you is if you get angry with them?

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Wishing life away

Think a minute…Do you wish you were somewhere else right now? At the beach? Away on a nice holiday? At Disneyland? Many of us spend a lot of our time wishing we were somewhere else.

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Discipline dominates

Think a minute…During a football game of Augsburg University in the U.S., Augsburg was losing. Then late in the game, defensive tackle David Stevens was put in to play and sparked a comeback in his Augsburg teammates.

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No greater love

Think a minute… A four-year-old girl was terribly hurt in a car accident and 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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Life’s surprises

Think a minute…Remember Christopher Columbus? The bold explorer from Europe who intended to sail across the Atlantic Ocean to find Asia but failed. Well, he didn’t fail completely.

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Success starts today

Think a minute… In 1951, a nuclear disaster almost took place at a nuclear power plant in Canada. The core reactor had melted down, so it had to be taken apart before more deadly radiation escaped into the nearby community.

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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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Managing marriage

Think a minute…Someone said: “Marriage is like getting a phone call at midnight: first you get a ring, then you wake up!” One man said that his wife “went from hard-to-get, to hard-to-handle, to hard-to-take.” Yet a woman observed: “A husband expects his wife to be perfect, but to understand why he is not.”

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The good-for-nothing

Think a minute…Guiseppe’s Papa came from a family of fishermen. In fact, for 300 years the men in his family had been fishermen in the country of Sicily.

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A sinking ship

Think a minute… Imagine we are on a large ship out on the ocean. The captain knows that there is a hole in the boat and we’re sinking, but he does not tell the passengers. Instead, he invites us all to go up to first class. All the beer and liquor is free. We’re allowed to party and do basically anything we want on the ship

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An empty egg

Think a minute…This is a true story about a boy named Philip. Philip was 9 years old in a class of 8-year-olds. The kids in his class were mean and unkind to Philip.

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The good-for-nothing

Think a minute…Guiseppe’s papa came from a family of fishermen. In fact, for 300 years the men in his family had been fishermen in the country of Sicily. His papa eventually moved to San Francisco where he continued their fishing business.

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Your family tree

Think a minute...Ever hear the expressions “Like father, like son?” or “The fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree?” Two families in America were studied for many years.

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Castaways

Think a minute…You may have heard the famous true story of the Mutiny on the Bounty. English sailors rebelled against their captain, William Bligh, in the South Pacific. They took over his ship and put him and his few loyal men adrift on a small row boat out in the middle of the vast Pacific.

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Show and tell your children well

Think a minute…Not long ago in America an exciting championship basketball game was played between New Rochelle and Yonkers High Schools. The New Rochelle team’s coach was Dan O’Brien.

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Better with age

Think a minute…Recently a 102-year-old woman was playing a game of golf. On a 100-yard long hole she thought she had lost her ball, only to discover she had hit it straight into the cup.

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Barriers to bonding

Think a minute...It’s a fact of life and human nature: “Everybody needs somebody.” For our life to be satisfying and successful, we need close friends.

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Castaway

Think a minute…You may have heard the famous true story of the Mutiny On The Bounty. English sailors rebelled against their captain, William Bligh, in the South Pacific.

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The golden rule of business

Think a minute...This is the true story of a boy named Jim who started working on farms at the young age of eight. By the time he was 20 Jim was training as a store manager, and within a year was a successful salesman.

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Editorial

Another classic Samoa moment

People who live in glasshouses shouldn’t throw stones. The old adage comes to mind when one stops to carefully observe the recent comments by the Prime Minister in relation to the work of the media – especially this newspaper.

Letters to the Editor

She must be really stupid

Dear Editor Re: Jerome Kaino’s affair exposed I had to laugh at the bit where the girl said she didn’t know he had a wife. Are you kidding? After all those encounters and she never bothered to ask.

Street Talk

Luna Gautolu, 16

Miss Samoa Pageants: Love them or hate them?

The Miss Samoa Pageant is billed as an event much more than simply a parade of physical attractiveness. There is a strong emphasis on confidence, culture, individual talent and general knowledge. Lizzy Hunt asked people to share their opinions about the pageant:

Columns

The foreword of Palemia; A Memoir*

Early in 2015, Dr Peter Swain paid me a courtesy visit at my office.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

NUMBERS PLEASE Is it our imagination or has there been a genuine upsurge in the number of tourists in Samoa? We say genuine, because we are not counting those who are our own ‘sons and daughters (and other aiga) for the return home’!

Sunday Reading

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY: B.B.L. Winners for fathers day promotion with B.B.L. Staff.

Bluebird celebrates Father’s Day

Seven lucky dads celebrated father’s day with Bluebirds Father’s Day Promotion Prize Giving held last week Friday.

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