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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Migraine Awareness Month - Post #14: "Live Long and Prosper"

The prompt for today's blog submission is "Live Long and Prosper"
"Come up with a short, simple phrase or sentence that could be used when saying 'Hello' or 'Good-bye' to express your wishes for fellow Migraineurs."
My first thought was to use the Italian word, "salute'," meaning "God bless you"  or "to your health."

But I love the Hawaiian language.  Many simple words have several meanings.  For example, the word "mana'olana" means:
Hope, confidence, faith, expectation; to hope; thoughts that rise or float, like expectation and hope.
If any word could convey my wishes for a fellow migraineur (or a fellow human being, for that matter), it would be mana'olana.  

Mana'olana, my friends.  May you be blessed with hope, confidence, and faith that something good will happen. 

 (Pronounced: mah-nah-o-lah-nah.)



References:
art work: Mana-olana: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/mana-olana-means-hope-cheryl-ehlers.html
http://www.fuller.edu/page.aspx?id=2147483903
http://www.babynamesocean.com/hawaiian_names/meaning_of_Mana%27olana.html
http://www.allbabynames.com/BabyName/Hawaiian/Mana%27olana.aspx


National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation. The Blogger's Challenge is initiated by www.FightingHeadacheDisorders.com.

4 comments:

  1. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. This is beautiful! I love the Hawaiian language and culture, too.

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    1. Thanks, Diana. Here's my favorite guided imagery: Warm salty ocean breezes, sun warming my skin, and hearing waves gently rolling in. Ahhhh. Bliss!

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