Considering we are so busy gorging on turkey and yams to do it the day of, the day before giving thanks is the perfect day to give thanks. So, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’d like to give thanks Hawaiian style:
I’m thankful for living on an island where surf can be found any day of the year and for taking days off surfing just because I know it’ll be there tomorrow. I’m thankful for a family I can always count on and a local community that makes me feel accepted and warm inside. I’m thankful for the weather. It’s perfect even when it’s raining. I’m thankful for rainbows–and even more thankful for double rainbows that arc across the entire urban sky. I’m thankful for Iz and all of the god-gifted talents on our ‘aina. I’m thankful for spam musubi, plate lunch, and kalua pig at Keneke’s. I’m thankful for body surfing at Makapu’u because it reminds me that I’m alive.
And finally, thank you, Erik and Aloha Update for giving me this opportunity to write and for you, the reader, who keeps tuning in. May you all have a blessed Thanksgiving.