Thankful for Hawaii 365 days a year

A visit to local farmers markets is a treat as we see the cornucopia of fruits, vegetables and nuts grown on island farms and in our gardens. (Photo courtesy / Voltaire Moise)

Thursday is Thanksgiving but giving thanks for the many blessings we have in Hawaii should be a daily event. For the last several months, it seems many folks have been focusing on the negative, so let’s try something healthier. For this exercise, let us for the moment not focus on how Native Americans, Mexicans, Hawaiians, African Americans, Filipinos, Japanese, Italians, Chinese, Irish and so many other ethnic groups were treated as they tried to fit in to the American scene. Let us not focus on the two World Wars of the early 20th century that killed an estimated 100 million people.