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JULIANNASONG SINGS FROM NEW ZEALAND

I LOVE RAINBOWS, PEACOCKS, BUTTERFLIES, AND BLING AND I BELIEVE THAT IF WE JUST SEND BUTTERFLIES TO ONE ANOTHER LOVE AND LAUGHTER WOULD INCREASE EXPONENTIALLY IN OUR WORLD.

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  • SJ- Community ManagerSJ- Community Manager Posts: 874 admin
    edited February 5

    @juliannasong this is so sweet and reminds me of you @Adriann_Curator !

    I can't wait for you to spread this kind of positivity across our forum ☺️

    Here's a link to this weeks forum call and you can always send me a DM if you need any help in the forum:
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  • Barbara.ABarbara.A Posts: 732 mod

    Welcome to the forum, @juliannasong !

  • JeffJeff Posts: 653 mod

    Welcome @juliannasong ! One of my nieces favourite memories was when we took her to a butterfly conservatory and she was able to release a Monarch to start its journey from Canada to Mexico.

  • Deborah BraunDeborah Braun Posts: 814 mod
    edited February 6

    Welcome to the forum @juliannasong ! Love the enthusiasm!

  • Richard LyallRichard Lyall Posts: 1,212 mod

    @juliannasong said:
    I LOVE RAINBOWS, PEACOCKS, BUTTERFLIES, AND BLING AND I BELIEVE THAT IF WE JUST SEND BUTTERFLIES TO ONE ANOTHER LOVE AND LAUGHTER WOULD INCREASE EXPONENTIALLY IN OUR WORLD.

    Hi @juliannasong ... welcome to the forum. Sign me up for the butterfly apocalpse!

  • ClaudiaClaudia Posts: 1,951 Champion

    Jello @juliannasong 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼 Welcome to the forum.

    My occupational therapist - who got me into design as a form of therapy- is from New Zealand. She has this lovely accent and she taught me about this awesome word, Ohana. What an amazing concept: Family means no one gets left behind!

  • juliannasongjuliannasong Posts: 4 Newbie

    WHANAU IS THE NAME FOR FAMILY. NO-ONE GETS LEFT BEHIND. WE ARE ALL WE. YOU ARE US. I AM US. WHEREVER I GO I AM WITHIN THE ARMS OF MY WHANAU MUCH AS I AM WITHIN THE ARMS OF MY WAIRUA (SPIRIT). WE ARE ALWAYS IN CONTACT. NO-ONE IS SEPARATED.
    I AM MOREHU - BAPTISED INTO THE RATANA CHURCH. MOREHU MEANS THE LEAST OF THE LEAST; THE SMALLEST OF THE SMALLEST. FOR YOU ALL TO EXPLORE. IT IS A VERY GREAT PLACE TO BE. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR MIHI (WELCOMES)

  • JeffJeff Posts: 653 mod
    edited February 9

    I was honoured to meet a Maori leader recently when he visited our office with a delegation from New Zealand. He performed a welcome speech and we spent a long time discussing the importance of 'Whanau' to the Maori culture.

    It really resonated with me and I saw obvious parallels with the Hawaiian 'Ohana' as they both are rooted in the Polynesian culture. It is a truly beautiful idea.

    Maybe it is an island thing, but becoming part of an extended family, not just by birth or adoption, is also something I see in the Newfoundland way of life sometimes.

  • ClaudiaClaudia Posts: 1,951 Champion

    @juliannasong yes, sorry. I did mean whanau... I guess I got my cables crossed, which is really not that difficult of late 🤣🤣

    I don't know where Ohana came from 🤦

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