Cease-fire

Think a minute.In June, 1969, the countries of Honduras and El Salvador declared war against each other. Until then, these two neighboring nations in Central America had been like close cousins.

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Learning to love

Think a minute…about love. It makes the world go around, right? The problem is that there doesn’t seem to be much going around! Most of us know that to love and be loved is what life is all about.

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Fairytale or fact?

Think a minute…There was a man who thought he was going crazy, so he went to the doctor for an expert opinion.

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Ride the wild horses

Think a minute…Wild horses are such beautiful, powerful animals. It’s inspiring just to watch them run—fast and free.

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Blind spots

Think a minute…How’s your eyesight and vision? A famous blind woman once said: “It’s better to be blind and see with your heart, than to have two good eyes and not see yourself as you truly are.”

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Above the law

Think a minute…Does a thief steal because he’s a thief? Or, is he a thief because he steals? Studies show that over 80% of criminals who have been in prison and then freed after serving their time are back in prison for the same crime in less than 1 year!

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Success is mostly failure

Think a minute…A successful man said: “Success is mostly about failing.” What we don’t know about the world’s most successful people is the many times they failed before they finally succeeded.

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The juggler

Think a minute…There was a young man who moved from his home in Italy to live in America. He studied juggling and soon became famous all over the world.

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Passion brings prosperity

Think a minute…There’s a best-selling book entitled, Do What You Love And The Money Will Follow. It explains that if you’re passionate and good at your job, then you will be happy and successful at your job.

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What’s good enough?

Think a minute…Is your voice good enough to sing a solo on T.V. or radio? If you’re like me, you’ll stick to singing in the shower only! So what are you good at? And compared to whom? If golf is your sport and you can beat your buddies in a round, how good are you compared to Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, or Veejay Singh?

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Temper your temper

Think a minute…There’s a story about a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he got angry and lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the fence.

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They’ll feast at your funeral

Think a minute…When you decide to do something, whose opinion do you think and care about the most?

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All new

Think a minute…This is a true story about a boy named Philip. Philip was nine- years-old in a class of eight-year-olds. The kids in his class were not kind to Philip.

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No greater love

Think a minute…A four-year-old girl was terribly injured in a car accident. In fact, she was losing so much blood that she was going to die unless the doctors quickly found a person with her same rare blood type who was willing to give her their blood.

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What’s good enough?

Think a minute…Is your voice good enough to sing a solo on T.V. or radio? If you’re like me, you’ll stick to singing in the shower only!

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“A Great Woman”

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.

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Valid Passport

Think a minute…Some time ago I took a trip to another country. When I arrived at the airport there was a long line of people waiting to check in for our flight. But I was not worried since I already had my ticket with a confirmed seat on the plane.

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Big boys do cry

Think a minute…A four-year-old boy had an elderly neighbor who had recently lost his wife of many years.

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Muzzle your muscle

Think a minute…What is the strongest muscle in our body? Would you believe it is one of our smallest muscles?

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Fugitives found

Think a minute…This fugitive was sure he had found the perfect place to run and hide from the law: a tiny island in the vast Pacific Ocean.

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Editorial

Everyone has a story to tell

It seems that everyone is doing it, writing that is. Just two weeks ago author, Jane Vaafusuaga launched two children’s books at Business Systems Limited, A gift for Ana and the Samoan version, O le meaalofa mo Ana.

Letters to the Editor

We want you

Dear Editor Re: It ís stupid, insulting Mr. Commissioner you are doing a great job over there in Samoa, just keep your head up, you will get criticized a lot of times while you’re there because you are doing something great over there, bringing good changes into the Samoa Police Force.

Street Talk

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Learning in schools: Samoan? English or both?

Fetalai Tuilulu’u and Aruna Lolani asked the people on the street whether they thought their kids should be taught in Samoan, English or both languages Here are their thoughts:

Columns

ANZAC: Lest we forget!

Today, 25 April 2017, marks 102 years since the landing of thousands of Australian and New Zealand troops on the shores of Gallipoli and the birth of the term ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps).

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

ALL PUBLICITY IS GOOD PUBLICITY It was wonderful to see instant and very positive feedback to the ‘Clash of the Colours’ promotion of the Blues-Reds rugby game on the evening of June 2 at Apia Park.

Sunday Reading

Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

The fire burnt low in the hearth but the servant women made no move to add fuel to it.

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