Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

“Though I often looked for one, I finally had to admit that there could be no cure for Paris.” – Paula McLain

Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…our hearts are heavy following the tragedy that took place in Paris. It is in a time such as this, that we are filled with uncertainty, anger and deep sadness. However, it is also a time that we can rise above and become better for having endured this experience. To those of you who have been directly impacted by the attacks on Paris, I want to express my sincerest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with the people of France, and all those whose lives are forever changed. This week, let’s make it a point to tell the people we love, how important they are…give a kind smile to a stranger…and take a few moments to enjoy how precious this life really is. Make it a great week!


A Moral Story About Character

A long time ago there was a boy. He was smart, talented and handsome. However, he was very selfish and his temper was so difficult, that nobody wanted to be friends with him. Often he got angry and said various hurtful things to people around him.

The boy‘s parents very concerned about his bad temper. They considered what they could do and one day the father had an idea. He called his son and gave him a hammer and a bag of nails. The father said: “Every time you get angry, take a nail and drive into that old fence as hard as you can.”

The fence was very tough and the hammer was heavy, nevertheless the boy was so furious that during the very first day he has driven 37 nails.

Day after day, week after week, the number of nails was gradually decreasing. After some time, the boy started to understand that holding his temper is easier that driving nails into the fence.

One day the boy didn‘t need hammer and nails anymore as he learned to hold his temper perfectly. So he came to his father and told about his achievement. “Now every time, when you hold your temper all day long, pull out one nail“.

Much time has passed. At last the boy could be proud of himself as all the nails were gone. When he came to his father and told about this, he offered to come and take a careful look at the fence. “You did a good job, my son, but pay your attention to the holes that left from the nails. The fence will never be the same. The same happens when your say hurtful things to people, as your words leave scars in their hearts like those holes in the fence.” The moral: we need to treat everyone with love and respect, because it doesn‘t matter, that you say you are sorry, the scars will not disappear.



“War does not determine who is right - only who is left.” - Bertrand Russell

“There is sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” - Washington Irving

“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” - Mahatma Gandhi

“Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.” - Ronald Reagan

“To be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” - Nelson Mandela

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals

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