Bidding You Aloha but Not Goodbye 6

Aloha Is More Than a Word

You hear it frequently in Hawaii, but it is so much more than just a word we use. People use it as a greeting or to say goodbye, but not when we talk about spreading aloha. Aloha is a way of life many strive to reach. It involves showing kindness, compassion, and empathy to others in big and small ways. It is about showing love and respect.

I believe in spreading aloha, and I cannot honestly say that my blogging has been an effective tool for doing so. That is why the focus of this blog has changed.

Located at the dock where visitors were greeted with Aloha prior to the airport opening.

Aloha Tower. Located at the dock where visitors were greeted with aloha prior to the airport opening.

Finding a Place for Aloha

I find I need to be present more in life. I have learned so much during my twenty-eight months of blogging, and I am grateful for my followers and the handful of people who have continued to read and share my posts. Yet, I know so many others who are more effective.

This is why I have decided to decrease my presence in the autism and anti-bullying on-line communities and concentrate on spreading more aloha. The blog will remain open for any who want to read prior posts including prior guest posts. I will use it for sharing photos and positive quotes and the occasional update on Cal’s story.

Showing Aloha to Others

I will continue to share posts on Twitter. I will no longer be writing for them, but I believe there is still a need for their on-line magazine, and I still support their work. Look for positive posts by others there too.

Hopefully, I will find time to finish my second novel, where Mia’s brother, Cal will be living aloha by helping others to change while supporting those with differences.

With aloha,



  1. Sorry to see that you won’t be posting. I enjoyed seeing your face pop up on my wordpress reader! 🙂 Let me know how I can support your new efforts. Josie Dovidio

    • I hope you have good weather for your visit. It’s voggy here again today and the weather service has issued a flash flood watch for tomorrow afternoon. Still, it is better than the weather most of the mainland is having this winter.

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