Meet Jose and Amy from Aliso Viejo, CA.
The one word that best describes Jose and Amy's life today is "Blessed." They chose this word because they have a strong faith in God.
If Jose and Amy could change one thing in the world, they would "Want world peace." The way they would go about making this change is by loving their neighbors and living by the golden rule "do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
One year from today, Jose would like to be retired and dedicate his time to helping others.
If Jose and Amy's life were a movie, it would be about their pursuit of true happiness and true contentment as they are helping others along the way. The title of their movie would be called "True Happiness" and the subtitle would be called "The Pursuit of True Contentment."
I met Jose and Amy as they were watching the sunset with Jose's brother and wife at Brooks St.
At first, they seemed uninterested in being interviewed but after a few minutes they agreed and we had a good conversation about creation and the creator. Jose and Amy value people and relationships based on their relationship with God.
Their pursuit of true happiness and true contentment is based upon their faith in God. We talked about "True North" being a fixed and focused direction where as "Magnetic North" is flexible and not always a straight path.
I've met several people this year with many different religious backgrounds and beliefs, and it's been fascinating to hear the common denominator. "Live by the golden rule" as Jose and Amy said "love your neighbors and do unto others as you would have them do unto you." It sounds so simple.
I believe every human being has been created to love and be loved. To be kind and kindness given back.
This belief has proven true many times over this year as I've engaged in now 348 days of meeting one new person a day spreading a little love and kindness as it comes full circle.
May you continue on your pursuit of true happiness and true contentment Jose and Amy!