Johnny K works from home some days, and he did yesterday. He is very busy, has phone meeting after phone meeting on the speaker phone in his office. He types emails and instant messages while he talks. He really does wonderful work, he is a brilliant man. Meanwhile I had purchased 5 little containers of Marigold plants.
While I had waited for him to get the shovel I had remembered one of the handiest tools of all. I let him return to his office before I got it out.
A kitchen spoon.
I went out and got the Marigolds planted.
I think there are "tool men" and "make anything into a tool women." Or maybe it is not a male/ female thing, but more generally genetic. "Tool people" and "make anything into a tool" people.
He probably did not even notice my smile.
Melissa Regan is a Storyteller who is honored to celebrate the life you live and the people you love. She partners with individuals at significant times of life and loss, supporting them by creating and presenting their loved ones story at a service or by planning an inspirational day of rememberance and reflection.
Melissa spent time as a critical care nurse before she became specialized in the field of organ donation. Melissa was well known for the care she gave grieving families and did this delicate work for 14 years. Her experience lead to her teaching heartfelt methods of communication to donation specialists around the world.
Inspired by everything these families taught her, she expanded her perspective on life by studying Positive Psychology, earning both a CiPP and a CAPP. She received training as an end of life doula through INELDA. She has a special grace all her own when it comes to supporting us at times of change and loss.
Melissa is a wife, mother, lifelong learner, and a lover of the wonder you can find in a single moment. She brings this wonder to her public speaking, connecting us to the grandness and depth always present in the day to day.
“Take a day to be thoughtful... the rest of your life is here.”