Category Archives: Gratitude

Happy people don’t worry or get angry about trivial things.


Happy people don’t worry or get angry about trivial things. Unless you or your loved one is about to die, what you’re mad or anxious about isn’t so bad. Be like water and adjust.

#happy #happiness #mindfulness #gratitude #empathy #compassion #peace #innerpeace

Picture of the sky above Pearl City, Hawaii.

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Pasta with Mushrooms and Onion


I cooked pasta with shiitake, shimeji, and enoki mushrooms, and diced onions, topped with grated parmesan cheese.

#pasta #mushrooms #onion #cooking #dinner #mindfulness #gratitude

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The Worlds In My Head


The worlds in my head.

Stories, scenes, people, and things.

So I let them out.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku Poem #120, 4/4/2018 –

#poem #poems #poetry #haiku #haikupoem #haikupoems #haikupoetry #writing #creativewriting #art #expression #mindfulness #books #novels #fiction #stories #scenes #people #things #motivated #inspired #gratitude

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Life is much happier when we surround ourselves with loved ones who practice positive living.


I had a great time with my friend Brandon Mitsuda who always boosts positive energy into me. Life is much happier when we surround ourselves with loved ones who practice positive living.

#happy #happiness #practices #positivepractices #positiveliving #positiveenergy #friends #friendship #lifecoach #motivational #quote #quotes #easter #mindfulness #gratitude

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Omelette with Mushrooms, Onions, and Cheeses


Today, I made an omelette with Bunashimeji mushrooms, Enoki mushrooms, onion, green onion, cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, Asadero cheese, and Queso Quesadilla cheese. Served with brown rice with a sprinkle of furikake.

#omelette #bunashimeji #enoki #mushrooms #cheddar #montereyjack #asadero #quesoquesadilla #cheese #brownrice #furikake #cooking #breakfast #mindfulness #gratitude #hawaii

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My Swiss Army Pocket Knife


My Swiss Army Knife from my parents when they visited Switzerland as they toured Europe some years ago. It has my first and middle name on it. I made the leather knife holder with my initials on it when I was a Cub Scout in Pack 75 of Pearl City, Hawaii and used it through Boy Scouts of Troop 75 and Team 75 of Pearl City, Hawaii and up to now. Scouting taught me about learning, teamwork, and perserverance. I had to use my knife’s scissors to open up a small package of snacks from Japan while I typed and read last night at Starbucks. Grateful for these useful items!

#swissarmyknife #switzerland #leatherknifeholder #cubscouts #pack75 #boyscouts #eaglescout #troop75 #team75 #scouting #learning #teamwork #perserverance #mindfulness #gratitude #macbookpro #starbucks #waikele #hawaii

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My REI Backpack


Switched to my REI backpack today since my other backpack started to fall apart near one of the straps. This was my backpack during law school. Lugging too much stuff. Got R2D2 (my Macbook Pro) and my samurai umbrella. Ready to do some evening work!

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#backpack #rei #walk #walking #exercise #work #writing #business #entrepreneurship #hustle#grind #tenacity #macbookpro #samuraiumbrella #mindfulness #gratitude #hawaii

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