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First thing I do at a grocery store whenever I travel, is look for raspberries. I love them, and sadly there are no fresh raspberries where I live, only the frozen mashed up version of them. I’m saving those amazing recipes for the next time I travel to get a good raspberry fix.
Links to recipes:
“Have you found someone to share your heart with?
Are you giving to your community?
Are you at peace with yourself?
Are you trying to be as human as you can be?”
From the book Tuesdays with Morrie
A purpose that gives a lively pulse to an otherwise mundane beat of a heart..
A reason to wake up..
A faithful eternal companion..
A guarantee of unending happiness..
A sparkle in the eye from the youth of the soul..
That’s how I define passion! :)
so get up and be passionate about something! That’s how you’re really LIVE.
Looking at my calendar, I realized it was still on August even though September’s almost over! And I thought to myself, it’s funny how time passes by so quickly. That those concerns I had in August, those that consumed all my focus and kept me closely monitoring my calendar, are now in the past. I have different concerns now and different thoughts, I wouldn’t have expected that those new concerns would be here right now, in my present. Thank you my outdated calendar, for reminding me that the only thing that matters is the present. That The past’s over and done, the future is a mistery, and the present is the gift I’m given to live without worrying about both of them.
The quote in the picture above is from an inspiring book I’m reading right now called The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma
Tom: Hey Roy, can I talk to you?
Roy: Sure thing, pally. Here, take a load off. If it’s about me getting into it with your wife though, I have to stop you first and say I’m sorry. I mean, I know times have changed, but a man’s still a man. And you deserve to have your wife respect you.
Tom: She respects me plenty, Roy. Here’s the thing you gotta understand about Lynette. She grew up without her dad. Her mom was a drinker. So she had to be responsible for everyone.
Roy: Yeah, well, that’s rough.
Tom: Yeah. It left her with this constant fear that everything could suddenly fall apart. And that’s why she needs to control everything. Of course, she can’t. Nobody can. But… She can control me… If I let her. So I do. Because it makes her feel safe. And that is my job, as her husband… to make her feel safe.
Roy: You’re a good man, Scavo.
Tom: I try.
6x05 - Everybody Ought To Have A Maid
boy wouldn’t it be nice to have a man like Tom one day :)
hands down my favorite scene from this show
I always get inspiration to write from things I see that really touch my heart. One day, I was watching Desperate Housewives and there’s a scene that I will never forget. I know TV series and movies in general can become a little bit unrealistic, either too good to be true, or too bad, but sometimes actually with a lesson, and that scene had a sweet and very important lesson.
It started with a married couple, with Lynette, who’s married to Tom in the series, asking Roy who’s their elderly neighbor who they hired at that time to fix/ do some stuff around their house. Roy, being from an old generation, believed that only the man of the household gets to make any decision, so whenever Lynette asked him to do a certain thing, he replied saying he’s gonna ask Tom first, then if Tom agreed he’d do it. Even when the stuff Lynette asked was very trivial like where to hang the bird house! And he felt that Lynette was emasculating Tom being the one who calls “all” the decisions.
Lynette got upset from how Roy was acting, refusing to do anything she asks, got angry with him and fired him.
Here comes the nice part :) After Lynette fired Roy, she complained to Tom about how he was judging her. Tom went and spoke with him. Roy told him that he deserves to be respected by his wife, and that a “a man is a man.” So here’s what Tom brilliantly replied with ( this made me cry :D ):
Tom: “She respects me plenty Roy. Here’s the thing you gotta understand about Lynette. She grew up without her dad, her mom was a drinker – so she had to be responsible for everyone. It left her with this constant fear that everything could suddenly fall apart and that’s why she needs to control everything. Of course she can’t, nobody can. But she can control me, if I let her. So I do. Because it makes her feel safe. And that is my job as her husband, to make her feel safe.”
This was a very beautiful and moving scene. There will always be flaws with the people we love because no one is perfect. But, if we love them enough, we would find a way to relate to and accept them even with their flaws, just like Tom did :)
Note: This was in Season 6, Episode 5 (Everybody Ought to Have a Maid)
Seeing those wonderful soft pictures on we heart it makes me want to take pictures all day, and make them look like that. Beautiful.