It was a sunny weekday late afternoon, and I took my four year old son Tyler to Kaimana Beach to swim and practice boogie boarding. By coincidence, I ran into Maya, her husband Konrad, and her daughter Suhaila. Suhaila and Tyler were thrilled to see each other, and they immediately went swimming with Konrad and I watching and keeping them afloat.
Maya was relaxing on the beach watching us. She saw my Blackberry in my bag, and she picked it up, scrolled through the names in the phone, and called people she knew to thank them for helping her brother in the Hawaii Caucuses. Needless to say, the people receiving these calls were surprised and thrilled to hear from her.
That’s Maya. Gracious, thankful, playful, and kind.