Think a minute…We all like to save time—especially since life is so short. So the sooner we learn good shortcuts to living well, the sooner we will enjoy life at its best.
Think a minute…In 2012 an unknown hero was discovered and honored in China’s news media. She was a woman who had spent her life saving helpless, abandoned babies. Together with her husband who died in 1995, 88-year-old Lou Xiaoying rescued more than 30 babies who were left to die on the streets of Jinhua, China.
Think a minute…There was a young married couple who really struggled to make enough money just to live on. One day the husband took all their money and bought a small service station. His wife Jane did not think this was a smart, good investment.
Think a minute…Harlan was only 5 years old when his father died. When Harlan was just 14 he quit school and started working on farms. At 16, he lied about his age and joined the American army.
Think a minute…A boy does not become a man automatically or alone. It takes a man to make a man. Boys always have heroes they look up to as the kind of man they want to be—and boys whose fathers live with them usually say their hero is their dad.
Think a minute…John is smart and well educated, but he does not keep a job and support his family. Ian is married with children, but he continues to go out nights partying and being unfaithful to his wife. Sadly, fewer boys than ever are becoming true men who live up to their adult responsibilities.
Think a minute…Ann Scheiber lived alone in her small apartment in New York City having never married. She did not own a car, so she walked everywhere wearing the same old black coat.
Think a minute…While a father was enjoying a steak with his little boy he said, “I’ve probably eaten a whole cow in my lifetime!” “A whole cow?” his son said. “How did you do that, Dad?” His father answered, “Simple: one steak at a time.”
Think a minute.Do you know some people who just have all the luck? They seem to get all the breaks. And you ask yourself: “Why don’t I get lucky? Why don’t I get a great education? A great job or business?
Think a minute…Life is short. Sadly, many of us don’t realize it until it is too late. “We wait too long to take our life seriously.” So we don’t take control of our time to make every minute of our life count.
Think a minute…Have you heard of the new emotional sickness called Sudden Wealth Syndrome? It happens to people who suddenly become rich by winning a big lottery jackpot, inheriting a lot of money, or other quick ways.
Think a minute…In the 1930’s, Jesse Owens was a world-class athlete in track and field. Yet he was told that because he was black, an African-American, there was no way he could beat the white, Nazi German athletes.
Think a minute…Imagine you’re in school and your teacher gives your class a really hard test. You’re scared and nervous because you didn’t study. But then you see the smartest girl in the class is sitting right beside you and you can clearly see her paper and all her answers.
Think a minute…Not long ago Chuck Colson died at the age of 80. He led an amazing life lived by two different men. In his first 42 years, Colson was an ambitious, successful lawyer who had tremendous power as the Special Counsel to the U.S. President, Richard Nixon.
Think a minute…Do you know someone who when you are with them they always make you feel better about yourself? Even if they just say Hi and ask you how you are doing, they do it in a way that makes you feel important.
Think a minute…If you have a good relationship with your parents, you know that they have always wanted you to be happy. Chances are they have been working for your happiness since the day you were born, and some parents even before you were born.
Think a minute…In 1968 Terry Toussaint was inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. when he spoke to a crowd of street sweepers in Memphis, Tennessee. King told them: “If you’re a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures and Beethoven composed music; sweep streets so well that everyone…will have to pause and say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.’”
Think a minute…We all cry at different times for different reasons. But our tears can lead us to truth about life and ourselves. Just as “laughter is medicine”, our tears can heal inner wounds we don’t even know we have.
Think a minute…Former Prime Minister of England, Winston Churchill, became so famous for his speeches that he’s been called the greatest speaker of the century. He was also famous for his quick wit. Yet amazingly, he was not a naturally talented speaker.
Think a minute…When was the last time you cried? Crying can surprise us. But in those moments of sadness, joy, relief, or fear, our tears can help us see the truth of what is important in life. Tears are the language of the heart. They express our deepest needs, hurts, loves, and joys that words cannot say.
On Friday last week, when Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, told Parliament: “I am not the ‘Father of the Nation’,” right away we sensed the feeling, that he’d known all along he had done enough for this country, so that it was now time for him to think about stepping out.
Re: Parliament handbook It appears to me that this Cabinet Handbook 2011, was tailor made to clear the pathway for the L.T.R.A. 2008 to sail through without any oppositions in government.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is standing by her country’s immigration laws requiring Samoans to go through a stringent screening process to obtain a visa to visit New Zealand. This is despite the two countries sharing a Treaty of Friendship. Do you think this is fair? Reporter, Nefertiti Matatia, asked the public in today’s Street Talk and this is what they said:
We continue our comment on “Taxes, the Church and Government” with a response to Ned Netterville’s “Distorting the truth” Letter of Friday, 16 March.
THE BEST A big fa’amalo to the skilled and courageous E.P.C. staff who braved the winds and rain to restore power from broken and dangerous power lines on Cross Island Road on Wednesday night in pitch darkness.
Samoa’s Ava Exports is looking promising, with exports expected to increase in the next couple of years. Ava exports was Samoa’s second largest export commidity from 1998 to 2001 until some European countries led by Germany imposed restrictions on the Pacific Kava Trade. Samoa’s exports of Ava in 1998 was just under $20m.
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