Think a minute…When 2 wolves fight over a place and territory, they end their fight in a very unusual way. The wolf that finally knows he can’t win, surrenders by rolling over on his back and sticking out his neck to the teeth of the other wolf.
Think a minute…There’s a book entitled The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said. This is one of those stupid things that was actually said. “If you bought our course on ‘How To Fly An Airplane In Six Easy Lessons,’ we apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused you by our failing to include the last chapter, ‘How To Land Your Plane Safely.’
Think a minute…It’s truly amazing how the Jewish people have survived after thousands of years of being slaves, persecuted, and even attempted genocide when Hitler’s Nazi’s murdered 6 million Jews! That’s why in 1934, Germany was the wrong place to be a Jew.
Think a minute…A few years ago the Queen of England made a short visit to the United States. She took 4,000 pounds of luggage. The queen had 2 outfits of clothes for each occasion.
Think a minute... the famous blind woman, Helen Keller, said, “It is better to be blind and see with your heart than to have two good eyes and not see yourself as you truly are.” Remember, “no one is as blind as those who refuse to see.”
Think a minute...A lady was waiting for her flight at the airport, so she bought a small bag of cookies to eat while reading the newspaper. Gradually she became aware of someone else reaching into the package of cookies.
Think a minute… someone said: “If you have more memories than dreams, then you’ve lost your passion for living.” Imagine if we lived our dreams with our eyes wide open. The problem is not that most people aim too high and miss, it’s that they aim too low and hit.
Think a minute…There is an emotional sickness called Sudden Wealth Syndrome. It happens to people who suddenly become wealthy by winning a lottery jackpot or inheriting a large amount of money.
Think a minute…Imagine there was a safe, legal drug that not only made you feel good, but was actually good for you. And best of all, it was free! A former drug addict named William Burroughs says: “Every feeling you get on drugs you can get without drugs.”
Think a minute… A mother had not spoken to her son for 3 years because of an argument they had. Even after 3 years the mother was still offended and felt her son should apologize first, not her.
Think a minute…Remember the wonderful promises you made on your wedding day? “I promise to always love you, care for you, respect and cherish you through everything we face in life. Whether we’re rich or poor, sick or healthy.”
Think a minute…A recent study of fathers and their children was done in America with shocking results. The study showed that the average father spends only 37 seconds each day actually talking and listening to his child. Inside our family, we can live separate lives in our own world.
Think a minute… you are not one person but three: the person you think you are, the person others think you are, and the person you truly are. One day, a man was looking in a used art shop. He picked up a painting that appeared very cheap.
Think a minute…What if you and I went on the exact same diet of vegetables and fruits? We drank 8 glasses of water and did the exact same exercises every day. Would that make you and me look exactly the same, like twins? Of course not!
Think a minute…Jesse Owens was a world-class athlete in track and field in the 1930’s. He was told that because he was a black, African American, there was no way he could win against the white Nazi German athletes at the world Olympics in 1936.
Think a minute...A policeman made this observation: “From the violence and destruction of property by kids today, you would think they have no fathers.” Late one night a young man was involved in a crime and his father came to the police station upset about his car being held as evidence.
Think a minute…There were two 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. But the other man had to spend all of his time lying flat on his back.
Think a minute… it can take years to find the right job and career, but only days to lose it! Here are some negative character traits and attitudes that can crash your career, and take away your job security and ability to provide for your family.
The front-page story titled “No poverty in Samoa? Check out the children at Tafaigata landfill” is another sad reminder about the chilling reality for some of the poorest people in this country today.
Dear Editor, I’ve been reading a lot lately about our Prime Minister talking about his divine whispers and secret communications with God. When I came across the following piece, I thought I’d share it with your readers because it seems like Tuilaepa is not the only one.
The difference between tipping and bribery has been spelt out by a Cabinet Minister who said public servants should not feel bad about accepting tips for doing their work. The Minister of Revenue, Tialavea Tioniso Hunt, said it is only wrong when public servants accept bribes. What do you think? Should members of the public be encouraged to tip public servants, especially people like Customs officials? Ulimasao Fata asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:
It’s no secret that plastic is bad for the environment and unfortunately for us, we consume far more than we should. From plastic food wrappers to plastic buckets, it can be safe to say that plastic plays a big part of our everyday lives.
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’!
While the celebration of Samoa’s culture and traditions as per the Teuila Festival for 2017 has come to an end, the empowered nofotane women used the festival to enjoy the socio-economic returns from being empowered.
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