There are many things in life beyond our ability to control. All you have to do is read, watch or listen to the news and you will get exposed to a litany of troubling issues confronting the world. In addition, even our local media regularly highlights things that are broken in our communities. It can feel a bit overwhelming at times. The key is not to get too upset or distracted by what you cannot control. There are four areas where we can realistically and proactively make a difference: political involvement, volunteering for a nonprofit, business leadership, and your home life.