I just received the most beautiful gift from Al Falcone!
Al was generous enough to share himself with our Aging in Place Business Round Table group by participating in a panel about the power of — and empowerment of — senior citizens. I filmed the session and shared it because I was inspired (and empowered) by the energy, commitment, and downright great-heartedness of these fine members of our community. (I’ve reposted the videos below.)
But generous people just keep giving. Al reached out to me, learned my interests, then created and sent me a beautiful gift — a pen he designed and created just for me!
Al lives by a philosophy of doing at least one act of kindness each day. As of this writing he has 92 years to his credit, so just imagine the acts of kindness he has contributed so far, and the acts of kindness he inspired from others! For a few examples, I promise you want to read the letter that his friend (and mine) Dawn Schultz submitted that won him the Home Instead 2014 Salute to Senior Service award. Example: on his birthday he likes to give gifts to others, and spent his most recent birthday giving the Senior Center kitchen a deep clean!
Al, thank you. Thanks for the beautiful pen. Thanks for all the beautiful things you have done and continue to do. Thanks for inspiring us all to make the world a place of kindness, one day at a time.
For more articles like this, see Hearts at Work.
Peter Thompson says
Proud to call Al a friend and that he has found a home at our Senior Center. He is indeed an inspiration to all who he encounters, regardless of age or background. He once wrote a note to a friend he met in the Center every day for months as she was recovering from some health issues. And he smiles throughout it all!