Today’s post is a little late because when I woke up, I heard some devastating news — a real loss to Baltimore and our country as a whole.
The loss of Elijah Cummings.
Elijah Cummings’ story is so inspirational within itself. Being the son of a sharecropper and a special education student, Mr. Cummings beat the odds.
There are so many things to write about, so many accomplishments, so many things he fought for, for us. And honestly, you can google for yourself if you don’t already know.
So today, I’ll just share a few quotes from Mr. Elijah Cummings that apply not only to his politics but to our everyday lives.
“We cannot win this race by doing the same things we’ve been doing.”
“Most people who are hating on you, they are not worried about where you are. They’re worried about where you’re going.”
“I was in special ed, but I felt like I was a caged bird. I felt like I could do better. I made sure I mastered my special ed lessons. I made sure I listened to my teacher. I made sure I did my homework, but I had to do a little extra.”
“My life is based on pain, passion, and purpose.”
“I’m going to do what feeds my soul.”
“You must have confidence in your competence.”
“Every time something bad happens to me, I don’t ask the question, ‘Why did it happen to me?’ The question I ask is, ‘Why did it happen for me?’
Rest Well, Mr. Cummings.