Do you regularly wear a piece of jewelry, other than an obvious piece
like your wedding ring, that is particularly significant to you? One I've
worn for years, that is especially symbolic to me, is this vintage gold
St. Francis of Assisi medal. The simple life and wonderful words of St.
Francis have long been a source of inspiration to me. When I feel this
lovely charm against my skin, I feel peace.
Make me an instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
Grant that I 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.
St. Francis of Assisi, 13th century