Mahalo Monday: Thanking Graduates and Those Making a Difference in the Community

Who or what are you grateful for?

What are you thankful for? We all have people or things in our lives that help us get through the tough times. That’s why it’s especially important now more than ever to realize the things you’re thankful for and hold on to them tight.

“I’d like to say a big mahalo to anyone who is distressed and sad and worried, and I think many of us are, but who still have that kindness and grace and aloha to reach a hand out to other people,” says Leslie Wilcox, president and CEO at PBS Hawaii.

“Sending a huge mahalo out to all of our customers, all of those that have supported us in our efforts in helping keep our community together during this time,” says Kyle Kawakami, chef and owner at Maui Fresh Streatery. “Without all of you and your support, none of this would be possible.”

“I want to say thank you to the senior class of Roosevelt High School,” says teacher Melissa Kim. “When you started as freshman, it was my first year of teaching there, and over the next four years, we were able to take so many steps together. Thank you for all that you’ve done in my life, for making me a better educator, and making me a better person.”

Many took this opportunity to share their thanks with their mothers, customers, and their own personal heroes. So who are you thankful for? Now’s the time to take a moment to share a message about someone special. We could all use a little more positivity and an uplifting message to help us get through these challenging times.

Remember, if you’d like a chance to be featured in the next Mahalo Monday, tag @hinowdaily in a photo or video post on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram sharing a message about something you’re thankful for. We are grateful for you!