I was supposed to be in Hawaii this week and was feeling rather sad that I was not. I emailed some friends to tell them I had not gone and they quickly suggested taking me out to eat for a "Notin Hawaii Celebration," somehow they knew exactly what to do to make me feel better. Not only did they treat me to an excellent meal and great dinner conversation, but they even brought a Hawaii-themed Novel "Moloka'i" for me to read. Better yet, they assured me that something good would come about from me staying home on the mainland. The evening was thoughtful and stimulating. It is all too easy to dwell on the negative, to only think about what you are missing out on, but how much more fun to turn the negative on end, to see the potential and possibility before you. I left feeling energized, creative and inspired -- such a wonderful gift of friendship, what an excellent lesson to learn. Mahalo!