Aloha: Greetings from Hawaii

Hilton Hawaiian Resort

This week, I'm on vacation with my family. We traveled to Hawaii, so my dad could attend an annual meeting with some colleagues from around the country.

It's in a different state each year. We don't always join him, but we definitely weren't going to miss this one, ha!

We're about halfway through the trip, and I must say that it's been a much needed getaway for me. I'll be sure to share more photos next week (or the next); but for now, I wanted to extend a simple "Aloha!" to y'all.

Aloha is "the Hawaiian word for love, affection, peace, compassion and mercy, that is commonly used as a simple greeting." I love words and their meanings, and I really like how much joy is packed into this one.

Every time we leave the hotel or walk into a store or simply encounter a friendly face, this word is shared. It's refreshing and certainly not the norm back home in New York.

I'm headed down to the beach now, so I'll leave you with a few learnings from the trip so far: 1) Don't rush through quality time with loved ones, 2) Breathe deeply, 3) Keep your head up to see all the Lord has made, and 4) Extend "Aloha!" greetings generously!

xx drew