Anxiety, stress, fear, worry… Is there something we can do to help us feel better? Besides coming to the Club to unwind, what is the answer?
Gratitude may be the most important thing you can do to protect your mental health and relationships amid the pandemic induced uncertainty. It’s challenging to be grateful when you find yourself facing stay-at-home mandates from Governor Ige or trying to engage restless keiki who are accustomed to going places and playing with friends. But focusing on the inconveniences of the pandemic lifestyle is only going to draw your attention to what you don’t have.
It’s not intuitive, but we have the ability to change how we’re feeling.
Instead of thinking about everything that has changed and all of the conveniences we no longer have, gratitude puts the focus on the abundance of what we do have. Gratitude practiced consistently leads to feelings of greater happiness. Gratitude can help us feel more positive, appreciate routine experiences, significantly improve our health, better cope with adversity, and strengthen our personal relationships.
Thankfully at your Club, there is a lot to be grateful for. We are grateful that thanks to everyone’s combined prevention efforts, we continue to be Covid-free and have kept the club open throughout the pandemic as we followed the evolving safety guidelines. We are grateful to be able to dine, golf, play tennis & pickleball, walk, run & swim while socializing with our fellow members.
A few lesser-known wonderful things at the club to be grateful for:
- A member paying for another member who is currently struggling to pay their club dues.
- A member donating a TV to replace the club’s broken one just in time for NFL football.
- Members volunteering and donating materials & labor to build the Pickleball Stadium Courts.
- Members volunteering and donating materials and labor for the soon to be activated main entry gate.
- The legacy of membership as families are reunited on Maui. This next generation has returned in unprecedented number, returning home and joining the membership.
These are just a few of the many reasons it’s great to be a member. Let’s all find more silver linings, count our blessings, stop to smell the plumeria and be grateful!