Second Chances

No this isn’t your daily meditation, let’s just call it a Christmas bonus for the loyal readers of the


It is easy when we get older to feel underutilized and not appreciated for the experience and wisdom we offer. My dear friend, William, reminded me that a motivational video I sent to him to give to his kids applied to him as well and his words got me thinking. The first person we need to convince about our worth, our wisdom, and our value is ourselves. Until we value ourselves, how can we expect others to see value in us?


When we are young we dream, we think the impossible, and we take risks. The problem with all this experience and wisdom is we stop dreaming, and we stop risk taking which makes no sense. The fact we are older means we have less time to make a difference, so our voices should be louder, our actions more significant, and our motivation needs to be greater, not less.


God seasons us, and over time He gives us the tools to make a real difference. We have seen and felt injustice, sorrow, heartache, and the evil that we do to our fellow man. Motivation is not just for the young, motivation belongs to us all. God doesn’t single out the youthful to create his change. He calls on us all to take up his banner and be his agent for change.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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