Matthew 6:27, "Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?"
I learned early in life not to worry so much, because things happen and we can't control them. We grieve, we get mad, but we move on.
In my life, I've had to make new friends, missed airplane flights, suffered from PPD, thought I lost a sister, separated from my husband for months at a time, endure a 15 hour plane ride with 2 young children, made it through a colicky baby, and gave birth to a child with Special Needs.
Yeah, there are times when I feel like I'm hopelessly failing. I just get it out and I'm done!
But, I don't worry too much. It can't add to anything, just makes it worse.
****edited to add this link: http://wwwourunexpectedjourney.blogspot.com/2009/03/he-did-say-it.html#comment-form....my Obama list is steadily growing****