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Kinaole, practicing Aloha


Kinaole is a word that means doing the right thing, in the right way, at the right time, to the right person, for the right reason, with the right feeling the first time. Those of you who work where I do may see a familiar ring to this statement. J In Hawaii – practicing Kinaole, doing the right thing in caring and helping others, is what aloha is all about. So, (using yesterday’s post), if aloha is loving one another with one heart and seeing the holiness in each other, then kinaole is how we put action to our aloha. When we practice kinaole, we receive e aloha aku, e aloha mai – give love and love returns.

In Hawaii there is a feeling and a saying of ‘we are in it together.’ You have family (ohana). Everyone is auntie, uncle, cousin, brah (brother), or grandma. There is a lady I see daily at the Wiki-Wiki where I get my tea and animal crackers. When I first introduced myself. She said simply, just call me grandma. So even though there is no way she is old enough to be my grandmother, every work day morning, I smile and say, “Good morning Grandma.” She smiles back big and waves both arms high in the air with her greeting. This kindness of heart, loyalty, and a willingness to welcome others in your presence by sharing your heart is aloha in action.

The Plan of Aloha

  • Live with aloha – whatever is going on around you, maintain joy, peace, and harmony.
  • Live life to the fullest – discover your unlimited potential and purpose in life.
  • Love continually – love is the very nature of God, it heals and conquers all.

This week, be an extension of God’s love and blessings – spread aloha.

Cite: Aloha: The Message of Hawaii by Anolia Orfreecio Facun


Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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