Farewell Mom, I love you.

Eulogy of Theresa Chianelli-Santelli December 26, 1931 September 26, 2020 Mom, I didn’t know God’s plan was different from my plan, but God’s plan was by far better. I am torn between feelings of sadness and joy. This may appear antithetical, but my joy is slowly eliminating my sadness, and this is why.  While MomContinue reading “Farewell Mom, I love you.”

Needles, thread and a deadly war.

A muse … I have been thinking about my Grandfather this week. He is my Dad’s father. He barely spoke English often switching to Italian in the middle of a sentence. Always had pay close attention to his rapid Italian speech. He was born in 1902 in Calabria Italy and came to America through EllisContinue reading “Needles, thread and a deadly war.”

99 Days of Gratitude Day 7-Home

I am feeling blessed today because God has given the gift of home. When I was young my family made home for me. When I was in college my roommates made up home for me. In the work I do daily my colleagues make home. My son’s make home for me. My Husband makes homeContinue reading “99 Days of Gratitude Day 7-Home”

99 days of Gratitude Day 6 – Wisdom

Today I received my favorite annual Christmas Card. It’s from my friend and teacher Mary Pat. Each year I await this card, but this year it got lost in the mail and arrived perfectly today. I am thankful for the wisdom that Mary Pat built in my heart and in my mind. She taught meContinue reading “99 days of Gratitude Day 6 – Wisdom”

99 Days of Gratitude Day 2-The Dream Team…

I was talking with my Mom on my way home from work tonight as a do most days in a parking lot of traffic. She said you are working late tonight as always Son. You have done this work for a long time. I said yes I love the people we serve as much asContinue reading “99 Days of Gratitude Day 2-The Dream Team…”

Simple

I love moments when Daniel and I just sit over an espresso coffee, share conversations or be creative. It’s these lovely moments that make life amazing. We have learned a few things, so important to nurture a relationship. Just be Be real Love deeply Mutuality Silence Simple More sweet Daniel. More …

Broken dreams

  I was traveling with friends on a business trip where we speaking at a conference in downtown LA. One of my friends, Rachel suggested that find the cheesiest open bus tour of Hollywood to soak up the experience. The cheesy tour in all of its glory was perfect including a want-to-been actor as aContinue reading “Broken dreams”