On a walk from Kaanapali to Barnes & Noble, I noticed a tremendous amount of litter mauka of Honoapiilani Highway in front of the Villages at Leiali'i. It went its entire length, strewn mostly with blown waste from Wahikuli Beach Park. It made me sad.
In the middle of all that litter, I saw a green, folded lawn bag, so I picked it up and filled it up. Next I saw a broken Styrofoam cooler and picked that up too. Then, lo and behold, I saw something else green and folded up - a five-dollar bill. Wow. I had been rewarded for my efforts.
But what now? How was I going to dispose of all that garbage? Well, wouldn't you know, a garbage truck driver saw me and pulled over so that I could throw everything in. How good was that? I felt so light-hearted.
I guess it really does pay to pick up litter here on Maui - not just for what you might find, but also for the reward of other people's help with keeping Maui a truly beautiful place to live.