Tragic News for Ben Carson. Let’s Send Him our Thoughts and Prayers

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Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson has just shared news that his mother passed away Monday afternoon.

“Today, November 6, 2017 we lost my dear mother, Sonya Carson. Although she came from an impoverished background with very little formal education, she somehow understood how success was achieved in our society. If anyone had a reason to make excuses, it was her, but she absolutely refused to be a victim and would not permit us to develop the victim mentality either. Whenever we made an excuse, she quoted the poem “Yourself to Blame.” The poem is included in this post. May she rest in peace.

Yourself to Blame by Mayme White Miller

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 are the captain of your ship,
So agree with the same
If you travel downward
You have yourself to blame”

Sonya Carson was a driving force in her son’s life and he attributes much of his success to her teaching him perseverance and drive.

Let’s all tell Ben Carson that his mother was an amazing person and we are sorry for his loss!

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