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“I think you wrote this. It feels like you did.” They said.

Daniel Peter D'Alonzo
Daniel Peter D'Alonzo
This past year was one of my most challenging. For many reasons. There is a group of people who decided to stay with me through the fire. 
This is family.
I received a text last night from one of these people. They included a picture with their message. The contents of the picture contained a small piece paper with a hand written quote. I attached the photo to this email down below.
“There is an invisible red thread that connects those who are destined to meet. Regardless of space, time, or circumstance the thread may strength and tangle, but it will never break.”
A short message accompanied the picture, “I think you wrote this. It feels like you did.” 
Now, the quote is an old Chinese proverb. However, I can take ownership over writing the quote on that paper and hand delivering it to this person after our time together in Costa Rica last year. 
Last night, as I read the messages I was experiencing a moment of connection with this person. Though, from a distance, it was still a moment. I was brought back to when we were in person. Talking. Connecting. Being with one another in the present moment. I was reminded of the strength this person brings with them when they enter the room. The fact that they gave two home births likely contributes to my comprehension of their power. Nonetheless, I see the value in the timing of their messages with me last night. 
As this programming evolves and as I shape it with each step I take, today, I am reminded to rest. In granting myself permission to rest — to be with myself — I naturally notice life around me. I notice the plants in my apartment. I notice the aches in my body. I notice the calming of my nervous system. I notice that there is beauty to see and feel in this day. 
I am here noticing it, appreciating it, and expressing my gratitude for the people who stayed with me through the fire. This is family. 
“There is an invisible red thread that connects those who are destined to meet. Regardless of space, time, or circumstance the thread May strength and tangle, but it will never break.”
That’s all for today. 
In one of my future emails, I will send an update on the investment fund we are building so that you will have access to financial resources to launch your ventures around the world as part of Cooperative Impact’s global evolution. 
Until then, I’ll be here - watering the plants in my apartment. 
— Daniel’s

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Daniel Peter D'Alonzo
Daniel Peter D'Alonzo

At this time, my intention is to use this newsletter to share my evolution, and showcase projects on the horizon.
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I am a peacemaker originally from the USA and currently living in Europe.
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I am motivated by opportunity, connecting with others, conflict resolution, and cross cultural collaboration.
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I like to be with people. I like to do things with different types of people. And I love to make things that help people. More recently, I’m also finding joy being with myself, doing things myself, and making things for myself.
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I am fascinated by compassion, temperance, and imagination. I am curious what my life (and the world) would be like with more of these things.
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Professionally, I have been an Experience Designer for 13 years. I design products, run programs, and provide consulting to governments, universities, and startups.
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Basically, I help people make things … that help people make things … that help people. I work with clients 1:1 both in-person and virtually. If I were to express my most passionate work it would be my devotion to:
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Running incubators that develop future peacemakers who launch peacemaking ventures from anywhere in the world. These experiences are for creating ventures that make peace with one’s self, with different cultures, and with our Mother Earth.

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