A friend writes: “I spend innumerable minutes daily reminding myself to worry about what I can control and to let the rest take care of itself.”

My friends words struck home. There are a lot of things I can control, but there are just as many I can’t. How about you?

Unlike my friend, I still spend way too much time worrying about things I can’t control, and not enough time on the things I can. How about you?

Perhaps today would a good day to list and resolve to remedy the things I can control, and to not worry so much about the things I can’t control.

As my good friend Louisa says about matters out of our control, “It just doesn’t do to think about.”

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.


  1. This reminds me of the Famous AA Big Book statement on page 417 about acceptance.
    I am paraphrasing
    Need not so much to consintrat what needs to be changed in this world but in me and my attitude. Nothing happens in God’s world by mistake.

  2. Webb—
    Love these morsels of wisdom and hope.
    Keep them coming.
    Every good wish—
    Paula Thomasson

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