Believing is Seeing

“Sometimes things can’t be explained they just need to be believed”

Merry In-Laws (2012)

An open mind will see possibilities; a made-up mind will gather evidence for what it already believes. Sometimes at the expense of a life filled with happiness.

And such is the case in the Christmas film “Merry In-Laws.”

Peter, a kindergarten teacher, must convince his fiancee’ Alex Spencer, that her soon-to-be inlaws are Santa and Mrs. Claus. Alex is an astrophysicist trained in finding proof. But Peter needs her to believe, without reason, before his parents come to town.

But first, he must overcome his beloved’s meddling astrophysicist father who taught her that Santa Claus is a myth. Alex tries to believe. But she loses faith when her ex-boyfriend brings photographs to prove that Peter is using “my parents are the Clauses” story to hide his alleged infidelity. Unfortunately, it’s easier for Alex to believe a lie before her eyes than the truth that would leave her at odds with her father. Alex’s son, 6-year-old Max, has seen the proof that Santa is real but it isn’t enough to convince Alex. She confesses, Santa let her down when she was a child. And without hard evidence, Alex is determined not to fall for the Santa story again.

Except Santa and Mrs. Claus, played by George Wendt and Shelley Long of the long-running TV sitcom “Cheers”, are hard to resist. The two, using elfin magic, help the family, including Alex’s mother, a trained psychologist. Together they knock down the walls the family erected to keep their world orderly.

SPOILER ALERT

By the film’s end, Alex gets her wish of charting the Christmas Star. And in doing so, we learn it’s an open-heart that opens the mind. Only then can we see what’s hidden, but right in front of us all the time.

#wednesdaywisdom #christmasinjuly #loveoverlogic

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BlackGirlTravel.com Founder says No Connection to Bravo’s To Rome For Love

According to the news release from BlackGirlTravel, Bravo (U.S. Television Network) newest program To Rome for Love, which premiered on January 7, 2018, at 9/8 c, borrows heavily from Black Girl Travel’s signature tour Bella Italia.   But instead of taking the legal route –

Fleacé Weaver, who founded Black Girl Travel dot-com in 2006, is seeking #hashtagjustice .  Weaver says

the primary goal of the tour was to encourage more Black women to consider the option of interracial dating by taking them to parts of the world where they are ”celebrated and not tolerated.” She hoped they would return to the United States more open-minded about finding happiness by whatever means necessary.

In 2011, Weaver, who now lives in Rome, approached a few cable television networks including Bravo Network about her African-American Women Travel mission.

When she couldn’t secure final say on editing right, he walked away from the discussions with Bravo executives. Weaver says she feared the show’s post-production would play up the stereotypes of African-American women as desperate and Italian men as over sexed.

For me, our tours have always been more about founding love of self. It is at the heart of every BlackGirlTravel.com tour

Weaver says she’s not taking any legal actions. She says,

“What is for me will be for me,”

In her news release (click the source link below) she asks her “Fly Girls” (members of the blackgirltravel.com) to spread the word about BlackGirlTravel.com and use the tag #BlackGirlTravel.com on any social media conversations about “To Rome for Love.”

Source: For Immediate Release: New Bravo Show Appears to Borrow Heavily from BlackGirlTravel.Com’s Concept