Thursday, September 6, 2012


It's been officially too long since my last post. Although many things have happened (well in my mind anyway), it is a sad excuse for the absolute absence of any new words on this blog!

I've had some withdrawals due to the fact that I am taking a sabbatical from reviewing homeschool products at the moment, but it has freed me up to do some more reading.

One of the books which I have read is THINK BIG by Ben Carson M.D.

Dr. Ben Carson is the author of the highly acclaimed GIFTED HANDS.

THINK BIG is the inspiring autobiography of an amazing, God-fearing man. 

People often think that those who are successful come from successful backgrounds or money ... or both. (At least what the world considers to be successful.) It is also often thought that those from a low socio-economic class have little to no chance of becoming great and successful. Unfortunately, often people who live in these situations sadly believe this of themselves.  

This could not be further from the truth for Benjamin Carson, who in 5th grade was at the very bottom of his class. Although, at the time he might have thought that he was not going to amount to much, his mother thought differently. 

The following is an excerpt from the Johns Hopkins website that describes Benjamin Carson's current situation:

"Dr. Benjamin Carson is the Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins.  Dr. Carson focuses on traumatic brain injuries, brain and spinal cord tumors, achondroplasia, neurological and congenital disorders, craniosynostosis, epilepsy and trigeminal neuralgia. He is also interested in maximizing the intellectual potential of every child. An internationally renowned physician, Dr. Carson has authored over 100 neurosurgical publications, along with three best-selling books, and has been awarded 38 honorary doctorate degrees and dozens of national merit citations."

So how did he go from 'class dummy' in 5th grade to neurosurgeon? 

It all started with reading two books a week and a single, hardworking, God-fearing  mother who never gave up on her boys. 

If you feel discouraged or lost motivation or feel that life's dealt you a bad hand, then rush to the bookshop or library and get  your hands on a copy of this! NOW! READ it, then come back here and tell me what you thought of it.


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