Nate's Monday Morning Message

Should auld acquaintances be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintances be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We’ll take a cup o’kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne.

Now that you are humming along with the traditional New Year’s Anthem, welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message, and a Happy New Year to you! This song evokes a multitude of feeling for me…sadness as we say goodbye, excitement as we welcome the unknown, humility as we reflect on our blessings and gratitude for the family and friends that surround us. The New Year offers us an opportunity to dream bigger. It is a clean slate; an opportunity to start living the life we deserve. As you move throughout this week, I want to challenge you to not only write down your New Year’s Resolutions, but share them with an accountability partner…if you don’t have someone you can share with, then send them to me. Written goals have a better chance at becoming a reality when written down…and an even better chance when shared. What does 2016 look like for you? Let’s make it a great week!

P.S. Go Cards!!!


A Long Time Ago There Was a Great Shah

A long time ago there was a great shah. He ordered to build a beautiful palace which had many wonderful things in it. Among other curiosities in the palace there was a hall, where all the walls, the sealing, the door and even the floor were made of mirror. The mirrors were so clear and smooth that visitors didn’t understand at once that there was a mirror in front of them – so accurately the mirrors would reflect the objects. Moreover, the walls of this hall were made in a way that they created an extraordinary increased echo.

Once, a dog ran into the hall and froze in surprise in the middle of the hall, a whole pack of dogs surrounded it from all sides, from above and below. Just in case, the dog bared his teeth- and all the reflections responded to it in the same way. Frightened, the dog frantically barked – the echo imitated the bark and increased it many times. The dog barked even harder – and the echo was keeping up. The dog tossed from one side to another, biting the air- his reflections also tossed around snapping their teeth.

In the morning, the guards found the miserable dog, lifeless and surrounded by a million reflections of lifeless dogs. There was nobody, who would make any harm to the dog. The dog died by fighting with his own reflections.

The world doesn’t bring good or evil on its own. Everything that is happening around us is the reflection of our own thoughts, feelings, wishes and actions. The world is a big mirror.



“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” Carl Bard

“And now we welcome the New Year. Full of things that have never been.”  - Rainer Maria Rilke

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” - Oprah Winfrey

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.” - Cavett Robert

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals

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