Posted by Super Mom No Cape on February 20th, 2013
Please note: I had scheduled this post last Friday morning before we got the news of our middle daughter’s illness. I’m editing to make this addition:
The post you’ll read below is such a wonderful example of the kindness and generosity of spirit that I’ve so often experienced in the blogging and other on-line communities.
**“According to the old kahunas (priests), being able to live the Spirit of Aloha was a way of reaching self-perfection and realization for our own body and soul. Aloha is sending and receiving a positive energy. Aloha is living in harmony. When you live the Spirit of Aloha, you create positive feelings and thoughts, which are never gone. They exist in space, multiply and spread over to others.”
I can’t tell you how touched I’ve been by the comments and private e-mails I’ve received since my post on Friday. These too have been gifts of Aloha. And I thank you all!
Last week, I was going through my little box of fabrics that has traveled with me for the past year when I came across a package of fabrics sent to me by the very sweet Stephanie back in November.
I took photos of them at the time they arrived but they didn’t come out the way I wanted them to and though I had the best of intentions to retake the photos, life got away from me as it often does.
Stephanie is one of the ladies who kindly tested my doll pattern (her versions came out so cute) and through e-mails back and forth she learned of my love for Hawaii and how I consider Hawaii to be home of my heart. She asked for my address saying she had a small surprise to send me.
I can tell you that on that cold, snowy day in late November when I opened this package, her gift of Aloha brought tears to my eyes.
A friend of hers had gone to Hawaii and brought her back some fabric remnants leftover from making Aloha shirts and she decided to share some of them with me.
It just so happens that I’ve been collecting Aloha fabric and Hawaiian prints to make a Hawaiian post card quilt like the ones linked below:
With Stephanie’s gift, I’m a little closer to having enough different Hawaiian prints for my own post card quilt.
Stephanie also included different sized hexie templates and a couple of patterns for things to make with hexies.
To Stephanie: I know I e-mailed you and thanked you at the time, but thanks again so very much. Your gift brightened my day and touched my heart when I received your package and again when I came across the fabrics the other day!
**Quote found on this website, though similar explanations of the Spirit of Aloha are available from many on-line different sources.