Meet Ihab from Egypt now living in Pittsburgh, PA.
The one word that best describes Ihab's life today is "Warm."
If Ihab could change one thing in the world he would "bridge the gap between Muslims and Christians helping them to work together realizing they are more alike than different." The way he would make this change would be to provide micro loans to Muslim and Christian business leaders with one condition, they are partners in their businesses.
One year from today, Ihab would like to be living back in Laguna Beach. The way he will make this happen is to stay on the current path trusting he will be able to move his family from Pittsburgh to Laguna Beach.
I met while Ihab while walking on the boardwalk and complimented him on his very cool Aloha shirt. He was very friendly and willing to share a small part of his story while his wife Maura and daughter Sophia were engaged and enthusiastic about this random encounter.
Five minutes earlier, I was turned down for the first time in 24 days by a guy who didn't want his story told. I'm surprised it hasn't happened sooner.
Nevertheless, I got back on the horse and approached Ihab who restored my faith and hope in mankind.