Name~ Hokule'a Kealoha
Short Bio~Hokule'a Kealoha is the Nom De Plume of a writer that formerly lived in Hawaii and is now living a life of adventure on the highways and byways of the American South . I am a Born Again follower of Jesus, as well as a wife, mother of cats and dogs,jeweler, entreprenuer, photographer and pilgrim...
Age~ Old enough to know better
Status~ Newly Single after 13 years of marriage,fur mom to the loving and devoted mini ShihTzu doggie Annabelle, born 6-11-2007 RIP 2-25-09, and the beautiful Abigail born 2-14-09
Hair Color~ natural brown/grey
Mood~ I ALWAYS have a mood, try me...
Loving~ Jesus, Hawaii, my furry friend, Abigail, my Pen Pals, Jewelry ,Blogging ,Writing anything,my Ipod,and being outdoors surrounded by my wonderful natural surroundings
Hating~ Boom Box Cars, Earspray, Abuse of Power,
Underwired! Louisville's magazine for Women
In Store~The Magazine for the American Jeweler
Books in Progress...
CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Just Finished Reading
Jesus, Divine Mercy ~
I Trust In You~
My Favorite Past Posts~Relive The Journey!~
Home Is Where The Heart Is
The Poor With Us
Because Its The Hardest Thing I Can Do
We Have All Become Victims
Lest I Forget
The Most Important Words
May Perpetual Light Shine On Them
A City In Motion
The Quiet Storm
Fellowship of the Cane
Like Dead Unremembered: A 9-11 Tribute
The Medicine Machine
One Giant Leap
In The Steps of St. Francis
Too Much Information
The Un Choice
The Holly and the Ivy
The First 9-11, Dec 7,1941
Small Moments of Silence
Peaches to Winnipeg
Dreaming of Hawaii
The White Line is the Lifeline for the Nation
Warnings of a New Civil War
I Will Be True To The Promise I Have Made
The Snowy Bloody Day
Cats in the Cradle
Rebirth of a City
For Posterity's Sake
The New Civil War
Every Mother's Son
And There You Stayed, Temporarily Lost at Sea
The Lone Rider
The Bible Is Not the Fourth Member of the Trinity
Rome Wasn't Built With Union Labor
Happy Birthday Mom ~revised~
A Beautiful Noise
The Wearing of the Red
The Joyful Traveler
Hoiliili "To Gather Up"
Ke Makakilo (My Observations)
He Giveth Sleep
Save The Children
You're Joking, Right?
I Am Not A Failure
O,To Grace, How Great A Debtor
Lost In Translation
One Small Step for Man
The Rainbow's End
No Aloha For The Weakest
The Paradoxical Comandments
The Time Is Now
When No Fruit Is On The Vine
St. Edith Stein~Pray for Us
Religion Link List~
My Secret is Mine
Ignatius Insight-Online Magazine
Fr John Corapi SOLT
Dr. Scott Hahn St Paul Center
Fr. Mitch Pacwa~ Ignatius Productions
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Arkansas Link List~
Little Portion Hermitage
John Michael Talbot website
John Michael Talbot Myspace page
1st United Methodist Church Bella Vista
Northwest Arkansas Guide
Metro Woman Business Directory of NW Arkansas
Live WebCam Feed from the Mauna Lani Resort, Kohalla, Big Island of Hawaii
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Volcano Updates (Pele's Mood Meter)Hawaii Volcano Observatory
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Volcano Watch Archives
Mauna Kea Observatory
Pacific Tsunami Museum
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Gemological Institute of America
The Drouhard National Jewelers School
The Conner School
December 31, 2008
The Resolution...Just Do It
The Dingle on the 9th Green, Legends of Indian Springs Louisville KY
I saw this write up in todays paper and thought that I would share it for new years... May all of you have a safe New Years Eve!HEART & SOUL: Just do it, do it right, one choice at a time
By Jennifer Hansen (Contact)
Whatever you need to do, get it done.
Whomever you need to be, be that person. If there’s something that needs to be said, say it.
Making resolutions is a process we might not have time for in 2009. Being resolute, on the other hand, is a finished state. It may be the very best 2009 mindset we can maintain.
When you are resolute, you simply do things. You don’t “try” to do them.
You do them. For the record, this is what I aspire to, not what I consistently achieve. However, as things get more and more serious out there, being resolute is the mind-set that feels the best.
My sister is a very successful corporate human resources officer. For 35 years, she has worked with high-powered executives in some of the biggest communications and technology companies in the world. She insists that every one of them, at some point in their career, has struggled with self-doubt or fear of failure. The ones who move through those fears to achieve real success are those who steel themselves to take one step at a time.
“Sometimes, even for them, it really is ‘fake it till you make it.’ They put on a brave front and do their best, focusing on their strengths and working overtime to overcome their weaknesses. As soon as they get comfortable, they set new goals and challenge themselves again,” she explains.
We don’t hear much about how super-successful people struggle with doubt, and that’s too bad. We also don’t hear much about how being resolute comes down to daily choices - even really small ones.
For example, let’s say you’re a writer, a columnist perhaps, who resolved last year to finish her manuscript but failed to follow through. In 2009, with the same resolution jumping around and waving its arms to get her attention, she might set a more specific goal, like completing five pages a day, or 50 pages a week. Small steps, manageable challenges, realistic time commitment - now I just have to do it. Not try to do it, but be resolute and do it.
Two important tools help us become resolute. The first is rewards. Rewards are whatever we want them to be. The more often we build small rewards into our plan, the better our chances are of achieving goals. Maybe each time you write your monthly budget report on time, you make a batch of popcorn and watch a movie. Or every time you make a sales call to your least favorite client, you get to go to the bookstore and have a coffee. Whatever you do, reward yourself for being resolute.
The second tool is what I call a touch-stone or anchor, something that grounds, inspires or sustains you.
It can be a person, place or thing and it may vary with your activity. Perhaps you put something in the living room, a favorite family photo, that reminds you to be more patient with your spouse. At the office, however, it’s an old basketball trophy that simply reminds you to act like a champion.
When I write, my touchstone is a Christmas tree. Tucked into the southeast corner of my bedroom, where it’s nobody’s business but mine if I have a Christmas tree all year long, it conveys a message that is personal and meaningful to me. That message emanates from what Christmas meant as a child and includes what a soft, glowing light means to most of us. It resonates with comfort, stability and a host of warmer emotions. Significantly in 2009, it also says what I want my column to say - thatfaith, hope and love abide, not just in my world, but in my words.
2009 may not be easy, but it can still be good. Start it by being resolute and you’ll end it with goals achieved.
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