Meet Tommy from Laguna Beach, CA.
The one word that best describes Tommy's life today is "Nervous." The reason why Tommy chose this word is because he has a lot of changes going on in his life and is anticipating a great year ahead.
If Tommy could change one thing in the world, he would "Want families to stay together thru thick and thin, good and bad, no matter the circumstances." The way he would go about making this changes is by being honest 100% of the time.
One year from today, Tommy would like to find a female friend who could potentially become a long term relationship.
If Tommy's life were a movie, it would be about leading people who are selfless and outward focused giving back to their communities. The title of Tommy's movie would be called "PURE" and the subtitle would be called "Mind Body Soul."
As we come to the end of the year interviewing and featuring one new person a day, we've been asked many times "who will be your day 365?" Several people have come to mind, some people thought we should interview ourselves but that just wouldn't seem right for the last story of the year.
We wanted to end the year with the one person whom we think embodies and embraces what we've come to learn from the people we've met this past year.
What we heard over and over again this past year was "I want to be part of a connected community", "I want to be part of something bigger than myself", "I want people to be authentic and transparent", "I want to work for a leader who is selfless and who values people."
We asked ourselves "who do we know that has these characteristics?"
The person that came to mind is someone we've seen around Laguna Beach for the last three years but didn't get a chance to know him until this year.
We shared the same street in the Village for several years. We share a love for one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Laguna. We share a love for one of the fastest growing sports in the world and the safety of this sport. We share a love for the ocean and the cleanliness of our coastal community. We share a love for the purity of people and relationships. We share a love for family and friends.
When our passions and purposes came together with Tommy this past year, we could have never imagined how much love and respect we would have for this man who is as PURE as they come.
Tommy has experienced more life than most 80 year old's. He grew up living and surfing at one of the hidden treasured surf sports that only a few know about. His creativity and vision for the future is inspiring and altruistic.
Growing up in a small beach side community has it's benefits and drawbacks. We've been fortunate to meet people who know OF Tommy and people who really KNOW Tommy. He is the kind of person people are drawn to because of his colorful personality and colorful tattoo's.
Underneath it all, Tommy is one of the most PURE, PASSIONATE, AUTHENTIC, CARING, COMPASSIONATE, LOVING human beings you'll ever meet.
Thank you Tommy for your friendship and for allowing us to feature your story on Day 365 of 365. It is with great honor that we have the privilege of sharing our friend Tommy's story with you.