Pledge of Aloha

January 30, 2017
By scott

I pledge to live my life with aloha.

Meaning of Aloha

A - "Akahai", meaning kindness to be expressed with tenderness;
L- "Lōkahi", meaning unity, to be expressed with harmony;
O - "ʻOluʻolu" meaning agreeable, to be expressed with pleasantness;
H - "Haʻahaʻa", meaning humility, to be expressed with modesty;
A - "Ahonui", meaning patience, to be expressed with perseverance.

These are traits of character that express the charm, warmth, and sincerity of Hawaii’s people. It was the working philosophy of native Hawaiians and was presented as a gift to the people of Hawaii. “Aloha” is more than a word of greeting or farewell or a salutation. “Aloha” means mutual regard and affection and extends warmth in caring with no obligation in return. “Aloha” is the essence of relationships in which each person is important to every other person for collective existence. “Aloha” means to hear what is not said, to see what cannot be seen and to know the unknowable. [§5-7.5]

I Pledge to Live Aloha.

I believe that every person has a role in society,
and deserves to be included and treated with
respect in their family, school, and community.

I believe that ever person should be free to
express what is truly in their heart and mind,
regardless of their outward appearance.

I believe that every person should be able to
practice their cultural traditions, and to
know and perpetuate the wisdom of
their ancestors for future generations.

I believe these values are embodied in aloha:
love, honor, and respect for all.

There, I pledge to live aloha in everything I do,
and to inspire people of all ages to do the same.

Sign the pledge by commenting below.

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