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—Unfolded, as flower petals; blossoming, opening up; appearing clear, as a thought.

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“‘I mohala nō ka lehua, i ke keʻekeʻehi e ka ua. It is the rain that brings forth the lehua blossoms. So do gentle words bring forth much that is desired,’ (Mary Kawena Pukuʻi, ʻŌlelo Noʻeau No. 1236).‘”

“Changing minds and hearts happens when we are attentive to how we communicate. Remembering that goal and crafting your words to be best received will bring forth the mohala you seek.”

—Kaleikūkamakani Ruiz, Counselor, Leeward Community College.

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