How to Develop a Heart As Big As a House By Liah Howard

The Hawaiian word “Ho”omaika’I”, means to have a spirit of gratitude and thankfulness. “He’opu halau” means to have a heart as big as a house. This is said of a person who is kind, gracious and hospitable. This quality of loving kindness in encouraged in the Hawaiian culture as a way of expressing aloha or love. During this month of November when we celebrate Thanksgiving, let us remember that thankfulness, kindness and generosity are qualities that are learned, and take patience and practice to develop.

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