And regardless of your religious or spiritual persuasion, this meditation stirs and inspires me. Find it here: The Lessons of Saint Francis: How to Bring Simplicity and Spirituality into Your Daily Life
"A Prayer Attributed to St. Francis"
Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. Grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.
Who are your heroes? Who inspires you to greatness? How can we live our lives today with more love and compassion? Share your thoughts in the comments.