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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Desperate for more...

I normally don't watch Desperate Housewives. My curiosity was piqued when they were first advertising this new series that was starting in the fall.  How many years ago was that? Five years or so, I suppose.

And I can honestly say, that in the episodes I did see, I never shed a tear. I shook my head every now and then. Rolled my eyes. But never had a reason to cry.

Tonight while working on my interview questions from Ronda, which will hopefully be posted tomorrow, I just left it on for some background noise.

Oh. My. Stars. 

I cried through the whole damned thing! 

If I could strive for anything in my life, it would be to live like Eli Scruggs. 

To do what I can to help people and to try to help make their lives better. 

To be respected and loved and to take it all in humble stride. 

That would be something, wouldn't it?

Will you have a full house at your funeral? People whose lives you have touched without realizing the impression you left behind? 

What is it you would strive for?

9 comments:

Lilly's Life said...

To leave something useful behind as a legacy whether that is children who also try and make the world a better place (and know how to handle conflict so we have less war in the world) or some charity work or some innovation or something similar. I need to work on it I think. I am too preoccupied with just living instead of thinking of the impact on the world. Thoughtful post Miss Rhonda!!

Ronda's Rants said...

I missed it! I caught just the last few moments...I love that actor who played him...last name Bridges...I need more coffee to remember his last name!
I hope they run it again.
I think to live a life that you share fully and make it better for others would be a life fully lived!

Betty said...

Ok, now I am really really curious! Our "new season" doesn´t start till Feb 4th! What happened!!?
Who died?

amelia bedelia said...

I know!! I bawled my eyes out too watching that episode.

wy-not said...

Aw Eli Scruggs. Wasn't that a GREAT way to bring people back in to the D.H. fold. My week already revolves around that show. And oh I cried for Eli. He never made it to Waikiki, but somehow you got the sense that that was really okay!

jill jill bo bill said...

I missed it! Dammit! I guess I would just be thrilled if my kids knew and got to experience the same love I had/have with my kids with children of their own. I see it with my daughter, so it makes my heart almost explode with joy.

Veggie Mom said...

I hope I would have a full house at my funeral. I try to do the right thing-always-but I know that I might have miffed a few people along the way. Unreasonable people, if you'd like to know the truth! I'm sorry I missed that episode. I haven't been a "regular" viewer recently...too much to do!

angie said...

I've actually posted about my legacy in the early days of blogging. It really is something to ponder. I hope that I have a full house.....and that my name is remembered for good.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I have a 'save the world' mentality. I'm always looking for ways I can help animals and people. I have no idea where I got it from, not my family for sure.
So I guess I'm always striving to help others in need.