My favorite mythical character is Frodo, from Lord of the Rings, because of his faithfulness, his courage, and his hobbit-ish love of the simple things of life. His faithfulness and courage inspire those characteristics in the characters around him. And even Samwise Gamgee was inspired to be thankful for the simple things of life in the end.

Yet, like me, Frodo is not perfect. He gets a certain "I don’t need any help" attitude. He nearly gets done in by The Ring…but it ends up in the lake of Mordor, in the end. I love an overcomer, because I want to be an overcomer when I face tough things in life.