Sunday, January 16, 2011


So it has been a while since I posted a message and the explanation I am providing is…research.  How can you write a blog entitled Aloha Fridays and write a specific post about the subject of “Living Aloha” without going to Hawaii?  Well that is what my family and I did for two weeks over the Christmas/New Years holidays as we traveled to three islands, Oahu, Maui and the Big Island, while living plenty of adventures that I should provide blog material for a while.  The reality is I have probably been lazy, but as they talk about in Hawaii, perhaps I have simply been operating on island time.

OK enough about why the gap in posts, let’s get this thing moving again.  One important thing I learned in Hawaii is entitled “Duke’s Creed.”

In Hawaii we greet friends, loved ones and strangers with Aloha, which means with love.  Aloha is the key word to the universal spirit of real hospitality, which makes Hawaii renowned as the world’s center of understanding and fellowship.

Try meeting or leaving people with Aloha.  You’ll be surprised by their reaction.  I believe it and it is my creed.”
Aloha to you
-Duke Kahanamoku

So for Aloha Fridays to become more than just a clever name for my blog, but the lifestyle I hope it becomes and I can share, I need to explore Duke’s creed further and what it means to live aloha.

Duke's Statue in Waikiki

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