I belive that inspiration is very important. I probably drive my foster kids nuts because I am constantly trying to encourage them to look to truly inspiring role models rather than the latest teen heart-throb or reality star.
To me, someone is really only worth admiring and emulating if they use their talents and time to do good for others or to pave a path that is worth following. I don’t care what field they happen to be in, but I do care that they open their hearts to their fellow man and try to make the world a better place.
So my question to you today is, who inspires you? Here are a few of the people who have really influenced my life (other than family and friends):
*St. Francis of Assisi
*Joan of Arc
*the current Dalai Lama
*Hans Christian Andersen
*Edgar Allen Poe
*Joni Eareckson Tada