Friday, February 18, 2011

A new declaration

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

This is a great statement and may apply to those situations and those persons who hold a high moral standard and who will not compromise those standards no matter the hardships and struggles. Baby Sis quit her job yesterday. Now, she is not an impulsive sort. She in general thinks things through and understands the consequences of her acts. It takes a brave person in this day and age, in this economy, to stand up for her principles (or to her principal) and have the guts to follow through.

I doubt many of us would have the chimes or conviction to do what she did. All we can do is our best within our particular situation. Often that is grinding it out for as long as we can until a better state presents itself. N of 50 had made a good point in an email that sometimes it's easier to change the system from the outside than the inside.

However, I am supposed to be shepherding her into the second half of her life. Some running mate I am. Best of luck, Sis.


  1. I believe your steadfastness has given her the anchor rope to cling to when she made this decision.

    Shepherd away!

  2. Hopefully more of a buoy than an anchor.