Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

“Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it.” Charles R. Swindoll

Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…90 percent of what happens to us is merely our emotions or how we label what we perceive…is it good or bad? Stressful or joyful? Rewarding or draining? However we label it, we ultimately get to choose. And I hope as you move about your week, you will think about this quote and how you can choose your emotions or reaction to what is happening around you. Remember, life is neither good nor bad…only your perception to your reality. Make it a great week!


The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost 

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, 
And sorry I could not travel both 
And be one traveler, long I stood 
And looked down one as far as I could 
To where it bent in the undergrowth; 

Then took the other, as just as fair, 
And having perhaps the better claim, 
Because it was grassy and wanted wear; 
Though as for that the passing there 
Had worn them really about the same, 

And both that morning equally lay 
In leaves no step had trodden black. 
Oh, I kept the first for another day! 
Yet knowing how way leads on to way, 
I doubted if I should ever come back. 

I shall be telling this with a sigh 
Somewhere ages and ages hence: 
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— 
I took the one less traveled by, 
And that has made all the difference.


“Even if one tree falls down it wouldn't affect the entire forest.” - Chen Shui-bian

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” - Meister Eckhart

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” - Golda Meir

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those people.” - John Lennon

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals

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