The foundational values of aloha (the breath of life), mālama (to care for), and kuleana (responsibility and privilege) are the guiding forces for “E hele me ka pūʻolo.”
Aloha is an unconditional offering of our love, compassion, and support at any time to those we love and care for. Taking a moment to breathe life into the things we do, say and touch, ensures that love is felt.
Mālama is to not only care for, but to care about the people and places we love. Mālama is to take care in a way that people, places, and conditions improve, prosper and grow.
Kuleana is not simply responsibility but more a privilege that we must care for without question, to ensure we do not lose the privilege. We have the privilege of helping others because we were given the time, abilities, talents and love of those who taught us be helpful. The privilege of caring for and about others is there because we have had family and friends who cared for and about us. These are privileges we must pay forward and not squander or risk losing.
Sharing and spreading love, aloha, light and happiness through simple acts that are your pūʻolo, will fill everyone’s spirit. Take stock of your gifts and talents and know what simple acts you can bless others with. Go everywhere with intention and be prepared to leave people, places and conditions better than you find them.
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