SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

We decided to do things differently.


Rather than end the day with an evaluation form asking for critique,

we ended with an opportunity to express gratitude.

In this way, we guard ourselves from taking privilege and turning it into entitlement.

This is the way we were raised. Be grateful. Be gracious.

This is what our parents and our grandparents taught us.


We have decided that the most innovative thing a colonized people can do

is stop following a Western model, and simply be ourselves.


These are our statements of gratitude.

This is who we are.

We are Vibrant Hawaiʻi.

©2019 by Vibrant Hawai'i.