Beach Walk 586 – Friendliness & Praise

W00t! The sun is out!

Praise be to the weather. Let’s face it: kind words and genuine praise just feel good. It is all too common when talented people take on a type of snobbery, as if they have earned some form of superiority. I much prefer to give my business to people who are competent and friendly, like the people I have recently discovered at J Salon. It is a good reminder to me as I myself can sometimes fall into the snob mode too. I talked about in Bitterness or Bliss.

Hawaiian Word:
Hoʻomaikaʻi: praise

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Beach Walk 582 – Making Mistakes

I read this article in the Wall Street Journal about certain personalities who always look to blame others, and cannot seemingly admit to making mistakes themselves.

Some of you probably have more experience with this than I do, though I myself used to be quick to blame others too. The article said these no-fault types would often surround themselves with perfectionists, who can apparently take blame more easily in the event that something does not turn out perfectly. As a recovering perfectionist though, I can say that trait made it hard for me to admit fault! After all, I was trying much harder than everyone else, attending to details no one else would see, etc.

Bottom line, though that is being able to admit fault when appropriate, keeping things moving quickly and definitely helps me enjoy more, whatever I am doing. I definitely find it gets easier with age; life has a way of being the ultimate finger pointer, and most often says, “Give it up – nobody’s perfect, admit your part and let’s move on.”

Hawaiian Word:
Hewa: mistake

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Beach Walk 277 – Kailua Town

Hey, take a drive to the beach with us and see a little bit of Kailua, Hawai’i.

The sun is setting behind the mountains so we’re hurrying off to the beach, and showing you a little scenery on the way. You’ll see lots of joggers and bicyclists and people living the good life outside here in the islands.

Check out our ads and sponsors from the 100th Show Contest here.

Kalapawai Market
Kailua Sailboards

E komo mai to those of you who heard about us from the BBC News Online.

Hawaiian words
Hale: house, building
Kai: sea, seaside
Lua: two
E komo mai” welcome

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