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  • 2016 -Meaning of Life…

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    The opportunity a new year brings starts with reflection of what is, or has been, in order to gain perspective on which to build on. For me the meaning of life is: To Love To share To be loved and feel love To help To be helped To be mentored To mentor To learn To teach To know the difference between right and wrong To experience sorrow as well as joy To be able to make choices To use and experience joy and happiness with all our senses To live To develop our gifts To use our gifts to serve…

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  • Leslie Granat–E Ola Makamaka! Long live our friends!

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    December 29, 2015:  Got a call from Fred & Jane Litt last night notifying me that my great friend Leslie Granat passed away. Her burial was in Haiku this morning at 11 am. I’m deeply saddened by her passing but grateful and blessed to have known Leslie during my lifetime!  Here are a few of my thoughts about my dear friend Leslie. A few Thursdays back, Nancy and I went to Makena Beach & Golf Resort to celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary. We went to share a romantic dinner and hear the Kathy Collins Talk Story event, held around an…

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  • Twas the Blog before Christmas (2015)…

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    Facing my Fears This past Sat, Dec 5-2015 This Saturday, Peter Hanohano led a group of us through an exercise called Strategic Silence. It was a strategy taught by Nana Veary in her book “Change We Must- My Spiritual Journey,” where in silence you are made whole again. Her message was that instead of talking to God in prayer, we listen to him in Silence. “The purpose is to free one’s self of all anger, guilt, resentment, discouragement, disappointment, worry, all the negative patterns buried in the sub conscious mind.” She says, “…in Silent Retreats you clear your channels so…

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  • Wonderful 18th Annual Slack Key Workshop

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    We want to thank all 62 participants, our 16 instructors, 14 volunteers, 4 scholarship students and all our friends for coming to our 18th Annual workshop! This year Napili Kai Beach Resort cooked most of the meals allowing our own kitchen crew to concentrate on “supplementing” and enhancing. For instance, breakfast additions included boiled eggs from Wende Stitt, our farm grown papaya supplemented by strawberries from Kula and an assortment of other fruits and veggies supplied by Local Harvest and Maui Gold Pineapple thanks to the generosity of John Trino from Haliimaile. We also started two gardens. One was right…

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  • Good Vibrations

    Mila Salvador wrote in recently. She’s a Lahainaluna High School graduate with Bachelor of Education and MBA degrees from the University of Hawaii –Manoa, is the current president of the Rotary Club of Lahaina and describes herself as a “student in the classroom of Life”: Aloha Uncle George, I wanted to say MAHALO once again for your generosity, with your time and aloha. I wanted to let you know that I work in Ka’anapali and live in Pai’a so I have a pretty long commute everyday, to myself. Hence, each morning and afternoon I have wonderful opportunities to feel and…

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