2 Buck­ets Of Aloha From Kind An­gels

MidWeek (Hawaii) - - Front Page - Pamela Young

Dear Pamela, In mid- June, an amaz­ing thing hap­pened to my wife and I, both in our 80s. We were wait­ing Shop­ping Cen­ter for a ther­apy ses­sion.

Seem­ingly out of nowhere, a young man work­ing nearby brought two plas­tic buck­ets. He turned them over and put clean plas­tic sheets on them and told us to sit down. This young man works for the Thyssenkrupp el­e­va­tor com­pany.

Un­for­tu­nately, we did not get his name. As it turns out, we were wait­ing in front of to this young man, our wait was made more pleas­ant. The com­pany and his fam­ily should be very proud of him. Paul Kagami

Dear Paul, -

- - - Aloha Pamela, In a t i me when many peo­ple are crit­i­cal of t he pro­fes­sion­als who pro­vide safety-net support for folks, I must sin­gle out Sheri Ko­matsu, a vo­ca­tional re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion spe­cial­ist at the state Depart­ment of Hu­man Ser­vices Di­vi­sion of Vo­ca­tional Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, for the out­stand­ing ef­forts she has made on be­half of my adult son, Daniel.

He has a va­ri­ety of chal­lenges, in­clud­ing so­cial and emo­tional is­sues. He finds it dif­fi­cult to make friends Ko­matsu has been stead­fast in her support.

She helped him with in­creas­ing his con­fi­dence by ad­dress­ing his ap­pear­ance and at­ti­tude.

She has en­hanced his life skills and en­cour­aged his job-train­ing ef­forts. She has even al­lowed Dan to volun - hance is job ex­pe­ri­ences.

con­tact with my wife and I to keep us informed about his progress. She has helped could en­hance his in­de­pen­dence and ul­ti­mately find a job.

Some­times, one must just ac­cept that life is what it is. - ti­tude and ef­forts prove that she be­lieves it can be bet­ter

From the painful and un­fair to the most chal­leng­ing of cir­cum­stances by do­ing these two things to bring your­self back to cen­ter. You have more con­trol than you think.

1. How do you want to see the sit­u­a­tion un­fold? Vi­su­al­ize what you

Hav­ing a strat­egy will help calm your mind even though you may never need to use it. and she is mak­ing that hap­pen for our fam­ily. Ko­matsu, and all the oth­ers at DVR mak­ing life bet­ter for Ed­ward Mar­cus Pearl City - -

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If you know some­one who de­serves some Ap­plause, send your let­ters to Pamela Young, Mid­Week Ap­plause, KHON, 88 Pi‘ikoi St., Honolulu, HI 96814. In­clude your name, phone num­ber and, if pos­si­ble, the phone num­ber of your “ap­plaudee.”


Ryan Talaro

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