What Inspires Me? Love!

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart SA541769000

"If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around."

 Two of my favorite pastimes in December are listening to Christmas music and watching Christmas movies. I love listening to the old songs that warm your heart even on the coldest nights. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year.

I also enjoy watching Christmas movies because they are always filled with hope and joy. Even the comedies inspire you to remember to love our fellow man. In many ways, I am like the character Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) in Christmas Vacation, not always perfect but at least well-meaning. Some of my other favorites movies include Miracle on 34th St., White Christmas and of course Love Actually.

The holiday season is a great time to appreciate all that we have. It is a great time to mend fences and a maybe even great time to start over if your year has been challenging.

Even if you do not celebrate Christmas or if you celebrate another holiday, the feeling should be universal. Make the season one of inclusion, brotherhood, and joy to the world.

Below I have included a clip from the opening scene from the movie Love Actually. I am not sure that the scriptwriters knew how insightful this opening scene was at the time they wrote it, after all, the movie is a comedy.

Please indulge me by taking 1 minute and 12 seconds out of your busy day to view this opening scene from the movie.



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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

HI Joseph... not big on the Christmas movies, myself, but I do love all the old Christmas music and listen to it all month long.

Dec 03, 2018 02:28 PM #1
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love to watch Hallmark channel for Christmas movies.

Dec 03, 2018 03:42 PM #2
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Ah yes, sweet love!  Love is finding all your partner's magic, and then reminding them of it when they have forgotten.

Dec 03, 2018 04:00 PM #3
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Joseph, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Dec 03, 2018 04:01 PM #4
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

WE also love the music and the movies...watching one tonight

Dec 03, 2018 05:44 PM #5
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

The Christmas music started early here this year, and I've been singing along in my car every day!

Dec 04, 2018 05:42 AM #6
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 - What a beautiful and very inspiring post! It's simply lovely to love and be loved and notice love all around you as you so poignantly illustrated. Thank you! I needed to see this and absorb the message. 

I never saw the movie, LOVE ACTUALLY. I don't get Netflix or any other opportunity to get movies on television. I hope someday, I will get to see it. For now, the movie clip is more than just enough for me right now; it has me thinking.

I hope your post gets featured! As we wrap up the year, I can't think of any better gift in the world, than LOVE. Hopefully, the people behind the scenes on ActiveRain will agree. Also, I don't recall you ever having a featured post. 

Dec 04, 2018 05:55 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Joseph. This is lovely and inspiring as well. Great thoughts.

Dec 04, 2018 07:00 AM #8
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Love is all around Joseph. I enjoyed your post and thank you for the clip, it makes so much heart sense! My favorite Christmas show is White Christmas. Now that we have Gbabies, watching some of the animated classics is fun again.

Dec 04, 2018 03:16 PM #9
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I still believe the earliest explination of God to me as a child, God is Love Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 . Thank you for this post.

Dec 04, 2018 07:39 PM #10
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Joseph,
I absolutely love this post and agree wholeheartedly... love is all around us!  I haven't seen the movie Love Actually but I'm going to make a point of finding it now!  The clip you shared from the movie is definitely worth the time to watch. Thanks so much for sharing that!

Dec 05, 2018 04:40 AM #11
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Joseph Domino 480-390-6011  You always write such warm and touching posts and this one is no exception

Enjoy the Holiday Season

Dec 05, 2018 10:50 AM #12
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

That was a perfect choice of a video clip - love really is all around, isn't it?

Enjoy this Christmas season!

Dec 08, 2018 03:29 AM #13
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

We love the Christmas season for all the movies too! We were just watching It Happened on Fifth Avenue this morning - I found a You Tube video of a fire in a fireplace with Christmas music - fantastic! 

Dec 08, 2018 05:45 AM #14
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Joseph Domino 480-390-6011,

I loved your post and so glad that Carol Williams featured it in her Second Chance Saturday series. I've never see this movie but loved the trailer. I love the Christmas movies and the old time songs..a wonderful time of the year! Great message for all of us..take time out and really see all the love love around us and embrace it!

Dec 08, 2018 09:11 AM #15
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Love is the most powerful force in the Universe.

Dec 09, 2018 10:54 AM #16
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I catch one or two each season myself.  The old ones are my favorite.  We always get out "A Christmas Carol" and my personal favorite is "Miracle on 34th Street".  And my personal life is totally filled with love ... extra this year.... this is my grandson's first Christmas.

Dec 09, 2018 08:41 PM #17
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Joseph

Thank you for this wonderful, inspiring post.  I never saw the movie but enjoyed the brief video you shared.


Dec 10, 2018 09:21 PM #18
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