I’m always inspired by the beautiful flowers of Hawaii and the relaxed welcoming spirit of the islands and the Hawaiian people.
I stumbled across this Hawaiian proverb while there – ” Ukuli’i ka pua, onaona i ka mau’u ” – which means, “Tiny is the flower, yet it scents the grasses around it. ”
” The idea behind the tiny flower is that it doesn’t really matter how small you are, whether in size or numbers. It doesn’t matter how much you know, or how skilled you are. It doesn’t matter how much education or how many credentials you have. What really matters is how you affect the world around you,” explains Serge Kahili King.
“You are like a tiny flower, and everything you do affects your world.”
“Each time you act with loving intent you are sowing seeds for the growth of others in ways you may never see and among those you may never know. Like the perfume of a tiny flower, the effects of your actions spread far beyond the area of your immediate perceptions.”
“If one tiny flower can scent the grasses around it, then the scent of a million tiny flowers may be carried by the wind to the far corners of the world.”
“The world is changing rapidly all around us, and it is changing as a result of inner forces, not outer ones. People in far distant corners of the world are inhaling the fragrance of our tiny flowers and doing things once thought impossible.”
“Whenever the senseless violence, epidemics, tragedies, and pollution of the world seem overwhelming, open your eyes a little wider and see the increasing good that many tiny flowers are creating.”
Now that I’ve gone all philosophical on you, ( ha ! ) I hope you might feel a little inspired to scent the grass around you and let your tiny flower bloom.
In the end, the most important thing you can ever wear is a loving heart.
Thanks for being here, my little flowers !