For many people being in a relationship gives them a sense of identity, purpose and belonging. They feel that having that special someone, no matter how much of a compromise is required, allows them to comfortably fit into their social group, especially if everyone in their circle is partnered. Being single can feel alone, lonely and an outsider.
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.