February 07, 2020 A FEW WORDS FROM THE EDITOR IN CHIEF

A Few Words from the Editor in Chief: Choosing Hau’oli

By Dale M. Weppner

Hau’oli. The word is Hawaiian and means to cause happiness, gaiety, or joy. For those of you who were able to join TIPS in Hawaii this past October, Michelle Powers challenged TIPS leaders in her excellent presentation “Choosing Joy” to find one small practice of joy and commit to it for 21 days. Indeed, Michelle taught us that the difference between joy and happiness is that “happiness is tied to circumstances,” while “joyfulness is tied to a spiritual way of engaging with the world that is connected to practicing gratitude.”1

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