Thursday, April 4, 2013

So True


The neurosurgeon Dr Ben Carson's mother read this poem OFTEN to her two son's .
What a wise mother!!
She worked hard as a single mum, to develop her boys into responsible adults...and, it paid off.


If things go bad for you
And make you a bit ashamed
Often you will find out that
You have yourself to blame



Swiftly we ran to mischief
And then the bad luck came
Why do we fault others?
We have ourselves to blame


Whatever happens to us,
Here is what we say
“Had it not been for so-and-so
Things wouldn’t have gone that way.”


And if you are short of friends,
I’ll tell you what to do
Make an examination,
You’ll find the faults in you…


You’re the captain of your ship,
So agree with the same
If you travel downward
You have yourself to blame   By Mayme White Miller

Gifted Hands by and about Ben Carson, M.D., is the inspiring story of an inner-city kid with poor grades and little motivation, who, at age thirty-three, became director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.



26 comments:

  1. I so admire him. He's come under a firestorm of controversy lately here. Must mean he's doing something right.

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    1. I listened to his speech to Obama and it was so clever and wonderfully put.

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  2. Yes, it is most often the person staring back at you in the mirror

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    1. Absolutely......... it is healthy to admit mistakes and learn from them.

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  3. I think Ben Carson is a great man, doctor and Christian and I agree with his political views. That is a good poem.

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  4. Sound like wise words, worth giving thought too.

    God Bless and thank you for your touching comment on facebook.

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  5. Dear Chrystal, this does sound like a wise book. I so admire those people who've known hard lives as a child and not only survive, but triumph. Peace.

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    1. He is a very wise man. I have watched him on Youtube and he is so humble (and handsome).

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  6. I remember reading a book about him and how his mother worked so hard to keep her children safe and to be sure they were educated.

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    1. She sounds like a very unselfish wise person.

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  7. How true! I tried to teach my children not to blame others, ...and often I found I was teaching myself the same lesson!

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  8. Crystal that book looks great! Thanks for suggesting it. sandie

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    1. There is a kids version. I think I will buy it to read to my grandkids

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  9. My husband and I saw that movie awhile back. It was really good. We enjoyed it allot! Have a great weekend. :)

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    1. I would love to see that movie, I didn't know there was one. Thanks!!

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  10. Thanks for this Crystal Mary. I'll check if this book is in our local library. And maybe I'll stick a copy of the poem on the fridge! :)

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    1. Hi sister, I haven't seen you for yonks. xxx

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  11. Never heard about him but I love the poem :-) And Crustal Mary I love the dream you've had. O, o ... yes I have 6 children :-)

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  12. I've seen the movie about him and it truly is inspiring. The poem is so true as well. We usually have only ourselves to blame for mostly everything that happens to us.

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  13. Hiya Crystal, thanks for sharing this excellent poem. I see there is a movie too so I will be looking for it!
    Hope all is well with you. Blessings. N.

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