Think a minute…Mr. Louis Joline was awarded one of America’s “Fittest Over 50.” At the age of 65, He had completed 61 marathon races. Remember, a marathon is running 26 miles! You would not think this man needs help or encouragement to run.
Think a minute…Remember the first people to ever fly an airplane? There were the Wright brothers, just a week before Christmas, 1903. They were so excited they sent an urgent telegram message to their sister which said: “First flight in history today!
Think a minute…Recently a couple who had been married 72 years died together in the hospital. After a car accident they were put in beds beside each other, so they continually held each other’s hand.
Think a minute…Someone said:”All fun ends with marriage.” Do you feel that way some days? Maybe your marriage is going through a change of seasons. Remember, “Love is more than just a game for two.”
Think a minute…Former Prime Minister of England, Winston Churchill, became so famous for his speeches that he was called the Greatest Speaker of the Century. He was also famous for his quick wit.
Think a minute…Some of my happiest memories as a child are when my parents took us kids out to enjoy nature—whether we were walking in the woods, driving through snow-covered mountains, or strolling along a beach listening to the ocean waves.
Think a minute…A little boy was asked what he thought about marriage. He answered: “God says that a man should have only one wife. This is called monotony!” That little boy, of course, meant to say “monogamy.”
Think a minute…A cartoon showed a thief wearing a mask and pointing his gun at a frightened woman. He yelled at her: “Give me your valuables!” The woman in the cartoon grabbed her FRIENDS, and started putting them into the bag.
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…What’s the difference between the best and second best? Between average and excellent? The difference between a good sports team and a great one? It’s the hard work, training and discipline.
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…This is a true story about a young lady who got so tired of living with her strict parents that she ran away from home. But she soon found out that life was not easy on her own.
Think a minute…There were two very 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.
Think a minute…A pilot was flying his small airplane, a Cessna 150, when suddenly he lost control. His plane began spinning and falling to the ground! He panicked and began doing everything he could think of with the controls.
Think a minute…Do you ever feel like you’re “living in the rat race” and the rats are winning? We feel like we do not have enough time each day to get everything done, so every hour is rush hour. Sadly, we suffer damaging consequences from our overly busy and rushed way of living.
Think a minute…Ever since I can remember, I have been disappointed with myself. Among other things I wish I was taller, and that I had more mechanical ability to fix things.
Think a minute…Wilbur and Orville Wright were not just brothers, they were also best friends and business partners. Together, they invented the world’s first successful airplane in a controlled, sustained flight.
Think a minute…A famous painting shows a king making a chain from his crown, and a slave making a crown from his chain. Underneath the painting are these words: “Life is what one makes it, no matter of what it is made.”
Think a minute…My grandparents had a neighbor who liked talking about how busy she was and how quickly she got things done. One day she said, “This morning I killed the chicken for dinner and made all the beds before my family even woke up!” Now that’s fast! And, of course, not possible!
A large part of the $10million bill Cyclone Gita has slapped the Electric Power Corporation (E.P.C.) with is really unnecessary. That much is undeniable. It’s money that could have been easily saved had people used their common sense. That said, the responsibility goes both ways.
Dear Editor, I am writing this letter to publicly seek an explanation from the various agencies/organisations that are supposed to assist in times of disasters such as the D.M.O. and Red Cross. My family was one of those badly affected by Cyclone Gita, our houses were inundated with water and mud and up to now we are still cleaning.
In the wake of Cyclone Gita, one Pastor has claimed that the cyclone was a mild warning from God to the government over their decision to tax pastors. What do you think? Samoa Observer reporter, Nefertiti Matatia, asked members of the public in today’s Street Talk: Do you think Tropical Cyclone Gita was a sign from God? This is what they said:
Talofa Samoa! Someone asked me the other day whether the whole food, plant based (W.F.P.B.) diet that M.E.T.I. is promoting can help reverse heart disease. The answer is a loud YES.
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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