20.8.11

Spreading ALOHA



The following was shared to me by a dear friend last year when I was really under the impression that I was just another cliche, that I couldn't make any significant contribution to this world of ours. Then I read this oath and realized that I could make significant contribution just by being me, just by being a little kinder.

 
I will Live Aloha (take twelve specific actions)
Submitted by Robbie Alm


A stands for AKAHAI, meaning kindness.
L stands for LOKAHI, meaning bring unity.
O stands for OLU'OLU, meaning politeness.
H stands for HA'AHA'A, meaning humbled.
A stands for AHONUI, meaning enduring.

Respect all elders and children.
Leave places better than you find them.
Hold the door. Hold the elevator.
Plant something.
Drive with courtesy. Never drive impaired.
Attend an event of another culture.
Return your shopping cart.
Get out and enjoy nature.
Pick up litter.
Share with your neighbors.
Create smiles.
Create a list and share it.

You don't have to be a politician, or the president of a company, or a famous doctor, to make everyone's life better. Sometimes the smallest things make the biggest difference.

P.S. Please consider sharing a story, thought, picture, question or whatever is on my your mind about this commitment by adding a journal:

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