Some days I wake up and think “Is this really happening?” Living in Hawai’i is an amazing experience, don’t get me wrong, but life is still life. I still have to change poopy diapers, take kids to school, deal with homework and time outs and all the other joys (and trials) that come with raising a family and living life.
Sometimes I forget that I am blessed to live in paradise. An opportunity not many people will get in their lifetime. It seems no matter where you live in life, you find SOMETHING to complain about!
I’ve found that if you live in Hawai’i it’s an unwritten law that you MUST NOT complain about anything. Especially to anyone on the mainland and especially not about anything Hawai’i related: weather, seasons, electric bill, sand in your bed, geckos in your shower, etc. But when I’m tempted to complain about any of these small annoyances, I look out the window at the palm trees swaying in the perfect ocean breeze and I am overcome with a feeling of gratitude. I think “Is this really happening? Am I living in paradise? Wow!”
I am recommitting myself to taking advantage of this beautiful island! As the locals say: “Lucky we live Hawai’i!”
One thing I’ve learned from this adventure of living in Hawai’i is that home is where your family is.