Kimo’s Rules


Laura Garcia CannonI just came off a week vacation with my dear husband and co-anchor Brent. We spent a week in Maui celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary. It’s not always easy for us to get time off together (understandably, they have to replace two people not just one!!), but it was so nice for us to get a chance to get away from work. Spending time on the beach together is much different than spending time at work together! No suits, no tv makeup, no hair dryers (which could be a scary thing judging by the crazy curl in my hair) no cares, ahhhh just the sound of the ocean and the one I love! It was so relaxing. What is it about vacation, or maybe specifically Hawaii that just mellows you out? At least it mellows me!! Upon arriving and getting our rental car, I was still driving like I was in rush hour. The 40 mph speed sign seemed so painstakingly slow! Funny how that all drifted away after a few nights of good sleep, good food, and good laughs. Pretty soon I found myself going 35 mph and loving it! No rushing around, no lists of things to do, so this is why they call it ‘vacation.’ A vacation from everything… reconnecting to what’s important. Slowing down and enjoying life. On one of our last days on the island, I ran across the something called “Kimo’s Rules” in a little touristy gift shop. It really summed up the ‘don’t worry be happy’ way of life that enveloped me on our week long break. I don’t know who Kimo is, but he got it right… I hope it doesn’t take another vacation for me to remember how to live by his rules.

1. Never judge a day by its weather

2. The best things in life aren’t things

3. Tell the truth, there’s less to remember

4. Speak softly and wear a loud shirt

5. Loosen up, the unaimed arrow rarely misses

6. He who dies with the most toys still dies

7. Age is relative, when you are over the hill you pick up speed

8. There are two ways to get rich: Make more or require less

9. What you look like doesn’t matter. Beauty is internal.

10. No rain, no rainbows.

Laura Garcia Cannon
NBC11 Anchor


One Response to “Kimo’s Rules”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Congratulations on 10 great years! It’s so great to see the two of you work so closely together all the time and still have such a wonderful marriage.

    It’s a pleasure to watch you two during your broadcasts (as well as the entire NBC11 Morning team!).

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