Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

“Thank You” two words when uttered together have a deep, powerful message. Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…I trust that each of you reading this email had a lovely Mother’s Day weekend. They say “an attitude of gratitude” is the best attitude to have and the best place to start is by learning to say “Thank You.” When we express our gratitude by saying “Thank You” it has a ripple effect that changes our attitudes, and how we move throughout our day and impacts those around us in a positive way. This week, I challenge you to get into an attitude of gratitude. Look for ways to say “Thank You” as often as you can and let’s see how it improves our lives. I will start by saying THANK YOU to each of you reading this email – let’s make it a great week!


There Was a Boy Whose Family Was Very Wealthy

There was a boy, whose family was very wealthy. One day his father took him on a trip to the country, where he aimed to show his son, how poor people live. So they arrived to a farm of a very poor family, as he considered. They spent there several days. On their return, the father asked his son, did he like the trip.

“Oh, it was great, dad” – the boy replied. “Did you notice how poor people live?” “Yeah, I did“- said the boy. The father asked his son to tell in more details about his impressions from their trip.

“Well, we have only one dog, and they have four of them. In our garden there is a pool, while they have a river that has no end. We‘ve got expensive lanterns, but they have stars above their heads at night. We have the patio, and they have the whole horizon. We have only a small piece of land, while they have the endless fields. We buy food, but they grow it. We have high fence for protection of our property, and they don‘t need it, as their friends protect them.”

The father was stunned. He could not say a word. Then the boy added: “Thank you, dad, for letting me see how poor we are.”

This story shows that the true wealth as well as happiness is not measured by materials things. Love, friendship and freedom are far more valuable.



“'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” - Alice Walker

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” - Melody Beattie

“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.” - John Milton

“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” – Aesop

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” - Gilbert K. Chesterton

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals

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