Hawai’i is a special place for me. I was not born here. Yet this is the place where I feel at home, and I can fully express who I am. Maybe it is the openness that this place holds and a sense of Aloha.
Aloha means more than greetings such as “hello” and “goodbye.” In the Hawaiian language, Aloha also means “love.” According to Curby Rule, the word can be broken down into three root words: alo = sharing, in the present, oha = affection, joy, and ha = life energy, breath. Aloha means “joyfully sharing life.” Another translation of Aloha is “To consciously manifest life joyously in the present.“