We try not to mix personal politics with stories on our site, but this letter by the late Jack Layton, Leader of Official Opposition in Canada's parliament, has the ability to inspire, regardless of your political beliefs. 

Our favourite quote:

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world. 

From a man fighting cancer and making political history, words to live by. 

Read the full letter written by Jack Layton here. (For non-political content, scroll down to "A few additional thoughts," "To young Canadians," and, "And finally, to all Canadians.")