September 21st is Gratitude Day, and I must say, right off the bat, that I am grateful to the people who initiated this commemoration. Ironically, it was first marked in 1965 by a group of international visitors who came together at a dinner party in Hawaii, my home for 10 years and a deeply spiritual place.
I am not surprised; after all, these visitors were surrounded by the breathtaking natural beauty and kindness of spirit that is plentiful in the Aloha State. No wonder they felt that it was important to have a day to formally express gratitude and appreciation for the many wonders we experience in daily life—both large and small. But more importantly, this day has great significance for me, and you, more than a half-century later.Read More