Luana (loo ah na) is a short, easy to pronounce Hawaiian word good to know for any day of the week, and in particular, it can be a fantastic weekend mantra:
luana. vi. To be at leisure, enjoy pleasant surroundings and associates, live in comfort and ease, enjoy oneself, relax, be content.
He aha kō ‘oukou e hana nei? E luana wale ana nō.
What are you all doing? Just enjoying ourselves.
—from the Hawaiian Dictionary by Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel H. Elbert
This weekend: Ho‘oluana— Cause your luana feelings to happen intentionally; don’t leave them to chance! Be purposeful— even with fun and play.
Life is short, so KÄ“ia Manawa (seize your moments!) It will be a three day weekend for many of us, so take advantage of it! (Happy Birthday and 4th of July America:) The rewards I reaped from my last weekend was a mere 3-hours investment within the whole: Weekend Warrior (Mine was a Wiliwili tree)
Let’s talk story: Tell us what you will be doing this weekend, and give others some inspiration.
“One of my favorite places to go is Balboa Park here in San Diego with all the art museums.”
—shared by Maria Palma
“I was off down in the far south west of Scotland, staying at a wee
fishing harbour – which proved great for a few shots of nets, crates
and boats – then up for a walk in the moorland.
It looks bleak from a distance but rich with vegetation when you get
out and explore. The moorland flowers are tiny but exquisite – made me
want to learn so much more about their names and how to take better
photos of them!”
—Joanna Young last weekend (Visit Confident Writing to read about how Joanna deals with her inner critic.)
So, what will you be doing over the next few days for your sense of luana?