Beach Walk 535 – The Energy & Etiquette of Thank You

It is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. and I must say I am a big fan of remembering and expressing thanks.

The Hawaiian word for thank you is mahalo which is defined by gratitude and respect – a far deeper feeling than an Emily Post-style of cursory thanks. Mind you, I am a big fan of personal thank you notes too though! Just because your mother used to hound you to send your TY notes, doesn’t make them all bad. I think we are all so busy (and stressed too) that we easily forget to take time to acknowledge each other. I know it means a lot to me just as much at work as at home.

We are also the very thrilled recipients of a beautiful piece of original art, “Lexi at Lanikai” by Steve Jensen. You may remember, he and his wife Marliss were on the show a while back – Beach Walk 499 – talking about the power of visualization.

Hawaiian Word:
Mahalo: gratitude, respect

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  1. JFSD (Jonnie says

    Wow, the gift is beautiful!

    I like the energy of Thank You too – to me it says the action of the other person is not taken for granted.

    Especially these days it feels like everyone is on autopilot and somewhat oblivious to the people and events around them.

    I was reading a blog post by Mailani over at Mighty J and it got me thinking that maybe if we all slowed down a bit, engaged our brains more and interacted more with each other, that maybe the world could shift into a nicer, healthier “Thank you” kinda place.

    Thanks again and Happy Thanksgiving, or as Keola Donaghy said earlier on Twitter:

    Hau’oli La Ho’omaika’i iā kākou a pau loa!

  2. That was a really gift! Very simple but totally captures the moment better than a picture.