Appreciation the key to happiness

By Aruna Lolani ,

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APPRECIATING WHAT WE HAVE:  La’asaga Keti 28 Leauvaa Uta.

APPRECIATING WHAT WE HAVE: La’asaga Keti 28 Leauvaa Uta.

Life is always great for Laasaga Keti, 28 of Leauvaa-uta.

Despite a busy life and the high cost of living, Laasaga is still grateful for the life he is living in today. 

Indeed, he is thankful for the gift of family where he has learned to be grateful for everything they have and do. 

“I know life is a tough journey but I’m thankful that I have a family who always support each other and work together,” said Laasaga.

Laasaga Keti is from a family of nine siblings and they live together with their parents in Leauva’a. 

The 28 year old was working on his boss’ plantation when Village Voice approached him yesterday for an interview. 

Laasaga believes that the biggest challenge of today is doing the best you can with whatever God has blessed you with.

“For me, just being grateful for whatever God has given me.”

“If it’s a little, all you have to do is work hard on it because life is not that easy, instead it’s getting tough.”

“And if you’re blessed enough with many things, learn to appreciate them, don’t take advantage of it.”

The young man doesn’t agree with people saying that the cost of living is expensive. 

Rather, he believes that it’s people’s fault when they can’t afford the high cost of living these days.

“Personally, I think it’s fair.

“Our country is developing, so for that reason we can’t stick to the same routine.”

“Changes are needed in order for us to move forward.”

“If life is getting hard, just be grateful and work hard instead of sitting around doing nothing.”

“I’m just thankful that I happened to be born in Samoa.”

“It’s true that sometimes our people are so rude but I’m thankful and grateful that peace still exists in our country.”

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