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10+ Ways to Live Your Happiest Life

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A Plumeria tree and it’s beautiful yellow flower in the foreground; a watercress farm in the backdrop. A family farm nestled in between Kamehameha Highway and Pearlridge Mall. The farm has beaten the odds and survived the aggressive suburban development and is now the only farm remaining in the area. Aiea, Hawaii. Taken by Keitochan.

The simplest things in life can make you the happiest if you pay attention. It can come in the form of a little nudge, and sometimes it’s a slam in the face but, recognizing an opportunity for happiness is priceless.

Living your happiest life is…

  1. continually being on the lookout for ways to serve anonymously.
  2. owning up to your personal choices without blaming others.
  3. using your talents as a vehicle to serve others for no personal gain.
  4. having the courage to ask for help and be willing to receive it.
  5. showing love and compassion without judgment.
  6. knowing success will never compensate for failure in the home.
  7. the realization of what needs to change in your life and get in the business of changing it.
  8. embracing others imperfections and just love them for who they are.
  9. recognizing and encouraging others to reach their potential.
  10. stopping what you’re doing, switching gears, and focus on the people who really matter…your family.

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More thoughts of happiness: Living your happiest life is…

  • doing the things you don’t want to do but, you know its the right thing to do.
  • having leadership with the right intentions.
  • aligning your life purpose, your mission, and your visions to accomplish your goals.
  • being mindful of the words we use online that are consistent with the words use face-to-face.
  • making an effort to acknowledge others with a smile and a simple hello.
  • being simply grateful.
  • having a good sense of humor.
  • aging gracefully with a sense of self, and do it with wisdom‬ and clarity.

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Precautions In Preparation For Iselle and Julio

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As the storms pull closer to the islands, here are some precautions we should take in preparation for Iselle and Julio:

1. Go to the bank or ATM and withdraw plenty of extra cash.2. Fill your car’s fuel tank.

3. Keep cell phones and other electronics charged.

4. If you have a generator, test it before it is needed.

5. Get prescription medications refilled and make provisions for any medicines that must be chilled or that require special handling. Power could be out for more than a week if Julio also strikes.

Photo/Source: accuweather and Hawaii News Now

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New statewide emergency shelter list ahead of Iselle via KHON2


 

What Is Aloha Friday?

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Aloha Friday is the custom of “dressing down” on the last day of the work week and wearing a comfortable Aloha Shirt in lieu of typical business attire. While originating in the Hawaiian Islands, the idea has spread to the mainland and around the world in the more generic form of “casual Fridays” where, particularly in the summer months, employees are allowed to come to work in shorts, t-shirts and other casual attire. What year did Aloha Friday officially begin?

Photo Credit: vintage-hawaiian-shirts.com

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Ladies… This one is for you! This has been called the greatest commercial of all time. Even if you’ve watched this before… it’s funny every time. If it’s your first time, just wait for the end!! Please SHARE with others if you loved it and laughed!

24. Caught On Tape: Cat Saves Boy from Dog Attack

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22. Caught On Tape: Cat Saves Boy from Dog Attack

Dramatic footage of a brave cat saving a young boy from a vicious dog attack. The video shows the boy slowly riding his bike near his home in Bakersfield, California, when a neighbor’s dog runs around a nearby car, drags the boy off the bike with his teeth and starts spinning the child around. Thankfully, the attack is cut short by a brave cat, who hurls herself into the fight, forces the dog off the bike, and chases him away. The good news here is that the kid is OK. But the video is definitely hard to watch!

21. A Real-Life Message in a Bottle Found on Waikiki Beach

20. Lei Day is May Day in Hawaii

19. Pimp Sues Nike For Not Labeling Shoes ‘Dangerous’

A pimp brutally beat’s a man with his Nike Jordan shoes and now is suing Nike. Sirgiorgiro Clardy claims Nike should have placed a label in his Jordan shoes warning that they could be used as a dangerous weapon. He repeatedly stomped the face of a…read more.>

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16. Glass Gem, The Multi-colored Corn Variety

It’s a multi-colored heirloom corn with its origin traced back to, a part-Cherokee man, now in his 80’s, living in Oklahoma. He was an expert at selecting and saving seed from corn cobs that exhibited vivid translucent colors – and Glass Gem was born! No GMO; just years of carefully selecting the best colored corn seeds. read more.>

15. Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire, England

Fountains Abbey is one of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries in England. The ruins of the great Cistercian abbey of Fountains lie in the valley of the river Skell,west of Ripon.

The foundation of Fountains was not planned. It was the outcome of an unforeseen chain of events in the early 1130s that forced a group of reform-minded monks of the Benedictine abbey of St Mary’s, York, to flee their house in search of a purer form of monastic life. read more.>

14. Little Dancing Naked Man Orchid

Orchis Italica aka Naked Man Orchid. A very odd looking flower – the petals are the shape of seemingly naked little men. Some petals even look like they have faces on them. Like, share, comment and tag here.>

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13. Ethiopian Welo Opal. New gem found, looks like the ocean in rock.

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12. The Blue Lake, Russia

The Blue Lake, Russia has no visible stream running to or away from it. The lake is fed by a series of underwater caverns and passages. High levels of hydrogen sulfide give the lake a bright, glowing blue coloring. Due to the series of underwater caves, it’s difficult even for scientists to tell what actually constitutes the floor of the lake. Photo Credit: News.nster.com Like, share, comment and tag here.>

11. The Blood Pond Hot Spring, Beppu, Japan

This hot spring is located in Beppu, Japan and is one of the nine springs that are more for your viewing pleasure than bathing. The waters of the Blood Pond Hot Spring are so rich in iron that the water has turned red. Like, share, comment and tag here.>

10. Corpse Flower, Titan Arum, Flower Bloom

The Corpse Flower is known for its odd, rotting flesh smell. It’s one of thelargest, rarest and most impressive flowers in nature. It only blooms every six to 10 years. Like, share, comment and tag here.>

9. The Ramen Burger

The latest food craze: It’s a food creation from two different cultures; a tasty example of east meets west. It’s called the ramen burger — a hamburger patty with a bun made from fried noodles. Would you eat this? Like, share, comment and tag here.>

8. Black Swan

A black swan feeds its fish friends every day to the amazement of passers by.The swan picks up the feed and takes it to the mouths of the waiting fish.They became close friends after 3 years of playing together. Any thoughts? Like, share, comment and tag here.>

7. Kīlauea

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, established in 1916, is a United States National Park located in the U.S. State of Hawaii on the island of Hawaii. It encompasses two active volcanoes: Kīlauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, and Mauna Loa, the world’s most massive volcano. Like, share, comment and tag here.>

6. Vincent Van Gogh Painting

A long-lost Vincent van Gogh painting that had been brushed off as a fake has been authenticated as a 1888 masterpiece. “Sunset at Montmajour” depicts a dry landscape of oak trees, bushes and sky, painted with Van Gogh’s familiar thick brush strokes. Like, share, comment and tag here.> Source: Daily News

5. The Wat Sanpran Dragon Temple

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17 story building dragon extends from the ground to the roof. The dragon is hollow and can walk in it, but the top of the building is usually inaccessible. The temple grounds are quite large the have many… read more.>

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3. Thorn Bug (Umbonia Spinosa)

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2. Giant Gastropod Egg Capsules

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1. The Shoe House – South Africa

The South African shoe house, in Mpumalanga Province was built in 1990 by entrepreneur and artist Ron Van Zyl, is one of the many shoe-shaped houses in the world. The interior and architecture is a museum of rock and wood carvings made by Van Zyl himself. The Shoe is part of a bigger project, which includes a camp site and a chalet guest house, a restaurant, a bar, a pool and a shop. Like, share, comment and tag here.>

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A Real-Life Message in a Bottle Found on Waikiki Beach

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A Waikiki resident was surprised when she picked up what she thought was a discarded bottle on the beach and found this hand-written note inside. Olena Rubin Heu of KHON2 has her story:

The message read:

“Dear the person who find this bottle, Hello, my name is Hannah. If you found this bottle please send me a (sic) email. From, Hannah. Bellevue, WA, U.S.A.”

Would you email back?

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How to Make Spam Musubi – A Hawaii Favorite

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In Hawaii, we add spam to everything from stews to soups even sweet desserts.

We eat more than four million cans every year or an average twelve cans of Spam per person per year. That’s more than anywhere else in the world. Hawaii is so well associated with Spam, Hormel introduced a limited edition “Hawaii” can in 2003.

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