Well, by popular demand and in response to all the folks who asked--here is an updated (and typos corrected, LOL) version. I will also post a link to the older thread for those who may want to explore it. I posted a lot of Hawaiian history in that one,explaining how the system here is-and was-important to understand when visiting Hawaii. I hope you all enjoy this acrostic and have a wonderful weekend!!
A: Aina. The land is our foundation, our rock-literally and figuratively. Enjoy it, learn from it and about it, and respect the customs, laws, and rules. Visit the museums and the mountains both; stand on the beach at sunset and watch the power and beauty of the ocean as the moon rises and the stars emerge.
L: Life. Life is precious; it is shared and from it we learn. When you're lucky enough to meet someone who has information to share, experiences to describe (positive or negative), a Kupuna with stories of the old days, or a child playing on the beach in the sand--take a mental snapshot and add it to your life's photo album. Your album will be priceless and a part of you, no matter where you live or travel.
O: Others. Others are as important as you are, and often, even more so. Allowing someone ahead of you in line, driving politely, pulling off the road to not back up the traffic behind you as you sightsee, spending time getting to know a few new people, not expecting things to be "just like at home", making a child smile, giving your excess food and items to a shelter, are all part of putting others ahead of yourself. The rewards are greater than one might think, even from small and simple gestures.
H: Heart. Without heart, we are machines, and could run endlessly with just power and fuel. But we're not machines, we're human; remember to feed your heart with those things that can't be duplicated anywhere else. The walk in a crater, the stroll through Koa trees hundreds of feet tall, the music performed in the Native language, the beauty of a Hula danced in either a planned performance or an impromptu one, the warmth of the water as you explore a beach at sunrise when both the moon and the sun are in the sky together. Slow down, and take deep breaths as you feel your heart expand to welcome our world.
A: All. Respect for people, the land, traditions, cultures, and each other. Live, learn, and love.