FOGGY NOTIONS

Changing the world for the better - one insight, one encouragement, and one perspective at a time.

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“Ain't no sense worryin' about the things you got control over, 'cause if you got control over 'em, ain't no sense worryin'.


And ain't no sense worryin' about the things you don't got control over, 'cause if you don't got control over 'em, ain't no sense worryin'.”


- Mickey “The Quick” Rivers, a retired MLB outfielder who helped the NY Yankees win the World Series in 1977 & 1979 . . . and also led the AL in stolen bases in 1975

"Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning."   - Mahatma Gandhi

“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense.


What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of - throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards . . . You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself."


- C. S. Lewis