“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
It’s hard to do difficult things by yourself. Writing a document may have been straightforward enough but the signers of the Declaration of Independence knew that they would be forever linked by the consequences of their actions. By standing together with people who were dedicated to the same cause, they would be much more stronger than going it alone.
It’s a good principle to keep in mind hundreds of years later as we celebrate the anniversary of American independence: When you have difficult things going on in your life, no matter how small, are you inviting others to stand with you?