Communities are the center of life here in Hawaii. At the farm (Hawaiian Sanctuary) the community is one of a kind, and I am honored to be a part of it even for just a few weeks.
People come here from all over the world to act as interns, work, learn, and grow. Currently there is an intern here from France. Today was her birthday. She was thousands of miles away from her family and home. Over the last three days I have witnessed members of this community present her with treats, honor her with well wishes, and literally treat her like royalty. At dinner we each said words of appreciation for another person at the table and for the birthday girl. She was so grateful and took it all in with grace and a smile that radiated light and love. She expressed words of appreciation for everyone at the table for allowing her to feel like she was with a new family on her birthday. This is community. I wish this for everyone on everyday. I wish for people to genuinely express their appreciation to those around them. I wish for people to know that it's beautiful to build a community of like-minded people and celebrate the amazing miracles that happen everyday.