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Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Now Playing: Hilarious Christian Humor by Tim Hawkins
Topic: On The Lighter Side!

Posted by indie/hanaisonmusic at 4:22 AM EDT
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Saturday, 7 April 2012
Here I am to Worship (worship video w/ lyrics)
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: Matt Redman
Topic: Anointed Music Videos!

Posted by indie/hanaisonmusic at 6:19 AM EDT
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Tuesday, 3 April 2012
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: "The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love." // Psalm 103:8
Topic: Anointed Music Videos!

Posted by indie/hanaisonmusic at 3:42 AM EDT
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The Broken
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Anointed Music Videos!

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Friday, 9 March 2012
The Human Touch - A Repost and Update!
Now Playing: The Greatest of these is Love- The Apostle Paul
Topic: Life Lessons

I had been having  a rough I pulled off from the shop to grab a cup of I was leaving I saw an old friend...a client I worked around when I worked with mentally challenged adults...I stopped and looked at her and as she looked up at me (not knowing if she would or could remember me) I asked...Do You remember me? She smiled a near toothless smile and said softly Tiiiiim! Then she sprang up and gave me a warm hug but back straightening...I was glad to see her and she was well cared for....I was and am blessed. That work was not a career but a calling!

I had not seen her for I guess maybe 6 or seven years, and as I rode the escalator down to the bottom floor back to work, I felt my eyes welling up with gratitude to God to have made a difference in her life, and she in mine! I looked for my old blog posting of years ago, and here is the story of the previous time I saw her, and my insights....

The Human Touch - A Repost

This was an old blog posting of an encounter I had just before retiring from social work to pursue my art!

The Human Touch!

I had a lesson in humanity today. As I was going about my current job, in a public place, I heard a familiar voice call my name. Tiiiiiiiimmmmm! I had not heard that voice in years, but its familiarity was imbedded in my psyche. It was a client from a program I was employed with years back. I had worked with these very special people for many years. I stopped my brisk pace to see the old friend.

I remember first meeting her as I was on my first day at that job, and she came in my office area to empty the trash. Hi I’m Genn (Name Changed) who are you? I told her and introduced myself thus starting an attachment that has lasted some nearly twelve years. Many times when I showed up for work and when she arrived, she would come to the table I was sitting at and stand by me. Sometimes I was too preoccupied to give ear to her, but most times like a child she would hang there till she got and gave a hug. The human touch. I must admit those years were some of the toughest of my life, fraught with many life lesson mistakes. Those hugs sometimes brought me back down to earth, and I thought today how much we as humans yearn for that touch from those we love, and go without. How many times others have yearned for an affirming touch from us and we stayed self absorbed and missed the moment.

She was a rotund, pint sized woman with a young child’s mind and emotions. She wore her heart on her sleeve, and it was so big that her love and care for others would fill the room. She had this big toothy grin that mirrored the joy in her heart. Her laugh was a giggle of great glee. When she was down, her sadness could fill a room also. Though sometimes she could severely get on your nerves you could not help but love her. She would sometimes come to me and proudly say “ Tim I lost fifty pounds and I would look and see no change from before, but agreed none the less, much to her joy from approval . She having a young child’s mindset, was not unlike like a grown woman in wanting approval for weight loss.

We staffers were family, just as close or closer to her than her own family. She as the other clients did not realize it was a job that we were paid for. For me, and most of us it transcended the minimal pay we received. Then one day after many years working there I left to move on in life, leaving them physically but ever being with them in spirit so to say. I still manage to drop in and see those that I know there, to catch up on things (family you know). I guess it is sort of like a homecoming.

So here I am today seeing this old friend who immediately wanted a hug, much like a child that had been away for the day at school, missing their parents. My friend was now much more aged in a different program and less toothy in her smile, hugging me again, Again once more hugging me as I was turning to leave after we talked. I had a feeling it might be the last time I may see her. I looked over at her care givers who were smiling because she was being who she was, and thought what fine people for the work they do.

I write this tonight as a statement of my thankfulness for those years, and with the hope that those who may read it, be touched to reach out to touch those around them in a positive manner. Do not miss the moment! To Those who have family members in care programs, know that those who do the work, care far more than the minimal wages they are paid. They do that work out of love for those they are hired to serve!
Thanks for dropping by and letting me share!


Posted by indie/hanaisonmusic at 10:57 PM EST
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Monday, 5 March 2012
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: ...and forgetting!
Topic: Inspirational Graphics...

I copped this one from FaceBook!

Posted by indie/hanaisonmusic at 4:01 AM EST
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Tuesday, 28 February 2012
This day!
Mood:  special
Now Playing: I am truly thankful!
Topic: Just Life!

Well, I'm back to work tomorrow God Willing, and this has been an interesting weekend which I thought I was gliding into it and it started off with a nice bombshell..:))

The rest of this weekend has really been spent recouping and soul searching...with the normal what the heck is going on and what am I here for? stuff...

Yet tonight as I checked in on Buster and carried his bed to the porch, he gave me that puppy dog look w/ tail wagging and I remembered how before my back surgery three years ago, I did not walk him much at all for a year prior to that....He got his exercise in the yard....

Temporary paralysis was setting in for me, at times alarming to say the least. I could not put in only a block or two walking at most and sometimes have to sit down until the numbness subsided. I was getting pretty despondent, and had to just about threaten my DR. (kidding) who finally ordered tests and referrals that backed up my claims...

Now it's about three miles a day combined and growing....

I thought about the times Buster drove me nuts, with me being in pain and could not run him down when he ran around the yard not wanting to come in...(there are stories to tell :))) yet surgery wise I am thankful. Even though I was not always the most level acting person during those I am glad to have made it through...and thankful to God for His Mercy and healing.

I am thankful for the friends that stuck with me through this, and thankful for Buster for he truly is a wonderdog! :))) Good Night All...Good Night Moon! :D

Posted by indie/hanaisonmusic at 2:58 AM EST
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Monday, 27 February 2012
The Garden
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: A photo/music slideshow By Me!
Topic: Aloha From Maui!

I did this a few Years ago and updated this with some loose instrumental work I did a bit later! This guitar work as I remember it was played very impromtu, as I had restrung and tuned up a 12 string. I had not played a 12 in quite few years...10 or more! Anyway a 12 is a different dog than a 6 string so this BG Music is warts and all! Enjoy and God Bless!


Posted by indie/hanaisonmusic at 5:15 PM EST
Updated: Monday, 27 February 2012 5:34 PM EST
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A video of the view from Kula, on Maui!
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: Sorry it is not the best quality!
Topic: Aloha From Maui!

Posted by indie/hanaisonmusic at 3:49 PM EST
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Saturday, 25 February 2012
Aloha From Maui 2012
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: Starring Buster the Wonder Dog!
Topic: Aloha From Maui!

Posted by indie/hanaisonmusic at 11:29 PM EST
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