Thursday, April 22, 2010

How Some People Announce They Are Leaving The Senate....Sen. Fairley Seeks Happiness

This falls under the "love those that persecute you" section. I have many chances to work on this virtue :o)....Sen. Fairley never liked me...she was kind to the younger guy senators. I think it was a mother love thing. But, she always wanted to punish me for enjoying the state of being....Sen. Fairley reads this blog. Darlene, I hope you find happiness.

My husband Jim committed the following to memory when we were in college. I memorized it too.

"The fountain of content springs up in the mind. And he who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste away his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the griefs which he purposes to remove." (Samuel Bozwell cir. 1700)

Senator Darlene Fairley (D) sent the following to all Senators:

To Everyone:

Around Christmas time last year I was griping and groaning about having to go back to Olympia soon. My husband (who had just about had it with my complaints) said I should wait until the end of this session to see if I felt the same.

If anything, my feelings are more negative than before.

I’ve always believed that if you hate what you’re doing, and you can't give it your best, stop doing it. Life is too short to waste on things you don’t enjoy doing.

We never know what’s going to happen next, but I do know that I’m not running again. 16 years is enough.

To all of you—take care,



Anonymous said...

I really don't think people really stop to think about welfare payments. Who is actually receiving welfare payments especially in today's world. Growing up in extreme poverty; I do not recall our family ever seeing a welfare check. If we did it was for a very short time perhaps one summer. Food stamps did not exist. Public housing was not available except while in high school (again, temporary). Only an agriculture program of commodities existed when I was growing up. I do recall the flour, cheese, tuna, dry milk but that is it. So, I am confused that when people "like me" speak up against CPS that people don't stop to think that you are simply bashing an American who grew up in poverty stricken America with very little help from anybody and yet for that I am bashed! I don't understand it?

Anonymous said...

I really would like people to stop and compare and think about how a family such as ours who grew up in extreme poverty survived and that of a foster family and compare the difference! How much in foster care payments does the average foster family receive for one child over the years from birth to 18 years of age. Consider all the tax breaks they received, food stamps and free clothing, shoes, etc. An AFDC check was non existent when I was growing up in our household except perhaps one summer. Food stamps was non existent until I believe junior high and high school; there was only commodities I know in elementary school. Housing projects were not available due to waiting lists. And yet people don't stop to realize who actually was receiving help especially when I was growing up or even now! Who actually receives what used to be called a welfare check? Has it been replaced with the foster care check? Who actually receives the tax breaks? Is it the biological family or is it the foster famiy, is it the adopters? And yet, it is some of those families who made an attempt to survive on their own or with very little outside help who are the some of the families that get verbally assaulted. My point is to simply think about who actually is receiving the assistance rather than assuming when it comes to CPS!

Anonymous said...

16 years was to long...she sould have left long ago.

Anonymous said...

In response to the above comment regarding CPS.
They know they do not protect or save children. They have a double edged sword they use children for cannon fodder on one side and destroy families with the other.
Irregardless of their casualties the surviving ones are captive to the other exploitative social and health services. All are victimized...