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What Does Aloha Mean …

 

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The other day I was musing  on the word ALOHA and stumbled upon this article: The Deeper Meaning of Aloha.  It  was written by  Curby H. Rule.   Curby’s explanation of the deeper meaning of aloha is  enlightening.  I am sharing some excerpts here and in the end of you will find the link to the full post.

The spirit of Aloha was an important lesson taught to the children of the past because it was about the world of which they were a part. One early teaching goes like this:

Aloha is being a part of all, and all being a part of me. When there is pain – it is my pain. When there is joy – it is also mine. I respect all that is as part of the Creator and part of me. I will not willfully harm anyone or anything. When food is needed I will take only my need and explain why it is being taken. The earth, the sky, the sea are mine to care for, to cherish and to protect. This is Hawaiian – this is Aloha! 

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As the child grew, the need for a fundamental code of ethics was taught. This code is found within a deeper layer of the meaning of the word Aloha. The code is derived from one of the acronymic meanings of Aloha.

A, ala, watchful, alertness
L, lokahi, working with unity
O, oia’i’o, truthful honesty
H, ha’aha’a, humility
A, ahonui, patient perseverance

Full article here:    The Deeper Meaning of Aloha 

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And how about these beautiful illustrations of Aloha? These Aloha Designs were created by  Michael Paz as part of his “Project Aloha”. Click on these Project Aloha words for the story behind it – it is quite an inspiring story too.

Find out more about Project Aloha. To buy Project Aloha, click here.

Now every time we use the word ALOHA, we know that’s there is a much more meaning to it than just hello and good bye. Aloha!

 

 

 

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When It’s All Said and Done, It’s Not Really About The Turkey, Is It? Thanksgiving Day Musing on Maui

This photo above was taken from our kitchen window. I used my IPhone. Although I used the Instagram Apps, I didn’t really use any filter on it.  This is how our Thanksgiving Day here on Maui came to an end (or almost the end).  How can I not be thankful?  Living here on paradise is a dream to so many, and yet here I am living the dream.  Life is good.  We had a bountiful meal. We celebrated this day with our best friends here on Maui – actually our family here.  They are the ones we camped with at Kipahulu and in  Haleakala Crater, they are our ohana so to speak.

I don’t know about you, but as for me, I am stuffed!  I ate so much! There are still plenty of food left over so I know I am going to be eating some more. Yikes! Running  is on my list of things to do tomorrow!

When our friends went home, my husband and I decided to go to Keawakapu Beach to walk Sonny, our famous Italian Greyhound.  It was a gorgeous day at the beach.  I am happy for all the visitors  who are here for Thanksgiving.  They not only got the epic weather the whole day, they were also shown a beautiful Maui sunset at the end of the day.

As I was walking along the beach stuffed, I can’t help but think of the many things I am thankful for.  Way too many to mention here on this post.  But one thing is for sure … Thanksgiving is really not about the turkey … it’s about appreciating life and being grateful for our loved ones – our family and friends.

With that thought, I just want to mention here how grateful I am to all of you who regularly come here and read my blog.  It’s a joy for me to write here, but even more so, its a joy for me to hear that you enjoy reading this blog.  Before the mood of this blog shifts to Christmas (oh I love Christmas), I just wanted to make sure that I express my thankfulness to you all.  Aloha!

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Speaking of aloha,  I am making this post my official entry to the “Aloha Friday” post at An Island Life, by Kailani.   There are three questions I have for this week – you can answer one, or you can answer 2 or all: 1) What you are thankful for today? I know you have many, but share at least one  2) What was your favorite food in your Thanksgiving Feast today? 3) Are going shopping on Black Friday? (today?)

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Aloha Friday: Hawaiian Scentsations

Happy Aloha Friday everyone! This week’s edition of Aloha Friday here at A Maui Blog is all about scents….

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My question for this week is What is your favorite scent? ” I know it’s hard to pick one so you can put as many as you want.

This question was triggered by my impromptu visit at the Soap and Candle factory of Hawaiian Scentsation. So, while you are deciding on what scent you really like, let me show you some more photos and pics from there.

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So, have you decided what scent (or scents) you like the most? Then please leave a comment below by clicking this.

To read what others are talking story about on Aloha Friday, visit An Island Life, here.

And last but not the least, if you would like to know more about Hawaii Scentsations, go to their website, here.

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Wailuku First Friday – March 2010 (Aloha Friday)

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Wailuku town has that funky, friendly small town charm so familiar to

generations of Mauians. And now, with the Wailuku Revitalization Project

in full swing, Market Street has taken on a brand new vibe… The result is a

one-of-a-kind blend of old and new that has residents and visitors flocking

down to shop, dine, groove with the live bands or take part in the wonder-

fully raucous street festivities every first Friday of the month. Come down

for a great time and help support the local community and businesses!

It’s Aloha Friday! For those who participate in this bloggy carnival hosted by Kalani, we know that this is the time to talk story about anything an everything. We ask a question and the readers answer on the comment section. No hard questions, just some topics for a fun Friday. Please come and us.

I posted this announcement of “Wailuku First Friday” on Thursday morning but I thought this is an appropriate” Aloha Friday post” since it’s about Friday ;) Soo…. my question is “what are you doing this Friday to celebrate the Aloha Friday?” For my son and I, we will be at this Wailuku First Friday event. Hapa Boy will be selling cookies there to raise funds for him to go to a Youth Camp. If you are a Maui resident, or here visiting, I invite you to come to this event. It’s actually a very festive event at the heart of Wailuku town. I think you’ll enjoy it. We did :)

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