You reap what you sow.
It’s a Biblical principle and it works in all facets of life.
Lafaele Aukusitino from the villages of Mulifanua and Nofoali’i said it works with the good and bad.
If you work hard you will achieve great things, he said. If you don’t, you will not achieve anything.
“To be honest, our lives depend on us and the decisions we make,” he said.
“Job or no job we still can make our lives beautiful if only we work hard for it.
“You alone are responsible for how your life plays out. The only reasons why things get tough is because of you.
“It’s up to you if you want to make life harder for you or easier. The way I see it, you can both sit around and be lazy or you can work hard and get what you want in life.”
Lafaele, who is a farmer, chooses hard work.
And he is happy with the outcome.
“I wouldn’t get anywhere in life if I was lazy. My children wouldn’t end up blessed with good jobs and good lives if I wasn’t a hard working father.”
Looking back, he said Samoa has come a long way.
“Back in the days, people were struggling to make ends meet. There was no electricity, no television and no fancy homes.
“But thank God our country has developed so much and now we have all those.”
He adores the leadership of Samoa.
“Our government leadership is doing great,” the father said.
“I applaud the government and I feel they are doing really well with the development of Samoa.
“We have a lot of good changes, not only our country but especially back here in villages.
“Youth are being given the opportunity to go overseas as fruit pickers, unlike back in the days, you only get to see overseas if you’re a billionaire.
“To me personally there are no bad changes, it’s only bad because of the way we view things.”
Lastly, Lafaele wants people to stay positive.
“Now matter how hard it gets, try to stay positive. It makes life better.”