While the crystal blue beaches and the always-sunny weather are what attracts people to Hawaii, my favorite part about Hawaii is the people. It’s funny because while I’m thankful for my awesome family and friends, I’m also grateful for the mundane interactions with strangers sharing the aloha spirit. You know…it’s the shaka you get when the car in front of you is trying to get across the freeway to make it to the exit or the way people make you feel at home when attending bbq at someone’s home, when you know you’ll probably never see that person again.
I definitely take this place for granted. I’m so incredibly blessed to have been born and raised in what people might argue is the most beautiful place in the world.