"In Hawai'i we greet friends, loved ones and strangers with aloha, which means with love. Aloha is the key word to the universal spirit of real hospitality, which makes Hawai'i renowned as the world's center of understanding and fellowship.
Try meeting or leaving people with aloha. You'll be surprised by their reaction. I believe it is my creed." (Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, 1890-1968)
"Love cures people- both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it." (Karl Menninger M.D.)
"The state of aloha can be created in an instant. It is a decision to be behave with kindness, with generosity, wanting to give joy to another." (Auntie Irmgard Farden Aluli)
A stands for AKAHAI meaning kindness to be expressed with tenderness
L stands for LOKAHI meaning unity, to be expressed with harmony
O stands for OLU'OLU meaning agreeable to be pleasantness
H stands for HA'AHA'A meaning humility to be expressed with modesty
A stands for AHONUI, meaning patience to be expressed with perseverance
"I wear your love like a lei through the summers and the winters."
-Mary Kawena Pukui
"When you love someone and the light of your love shines upon them, they bloom."
-Auntie Ma'iki Aiu Lake