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A Gentlemans AgreementIf you could read my heart as an open book, you would understand my happiness. Look at me. I have a permanent smile on my face. The reason is simple: I just realized a dream. My daughter supported me. She is so much better in using modern communication tools. She suggested that I would create an account on Facebook. Together we did that. She explained to me how I can follow people and companies that are interesting to me. I have many interests and I love to expand my world.

Unfortunately, I have difficulties walking. At my age, I am 88, that is no surprise. I have accepted it. I would prefer to be more outside. I enjoy watching the birds, plants and trees. Nature is wonderful. Since this year, I spend a lot of time inside. I cannot always call my daughter to join me for a walk. To keep me occupied, I decided to focus more on being connected to the world via social media as Facebook. It feels good to look at the world from my own couch.

When I was younger, I was a volunteer for charity organisations. With my friends, we travelled to Romania to people in poorer regions to bring the goods that they really needed. The people were so thankful. You should have seen how their eyes were shining. They did not stop smiling. I remember it as if it was yesterday. As I was discussing with my daughter about the meaning of life, she asked me an important question. She wondered what makes me happy at my age. I listened to my heart to find answers. Then I thought about my past experiences as a volunteer for charity organisations.

I told her that I truly adored working for charity organisations and that I felt sad that I could not do that anymore. My daughter smiled. She said: “Why do you think that you cannot do that anymore?” I replied: “Look at me, I am old and I can hardly move”. She said: “Father, you still can do magic in other people’s lives by donating clothes to a charity organisation. You have many clothes that you do not wear anymore.” My daughter was right. I still can make a change at my age. I did what I could, to help others. Sharing is caring. The gentleman in me is content.

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