Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

“Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.” - Samuel Johnson

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Message…we all have a story, and these days you hardly meet someone who hasn’t suffered a traumatic, painful experience in their life. Even the richest man can be sad and lonely, while the homeless man maybe the most generous, even though it appears he has nothing to give. My point is…we all have story and a story that should demand compassion and kindness. It is far too easy to judge something we do not understand. One of my greatest mentors, Howard Brinton used to say “get out of judgement and into curiosity.” And as I have grown wiser in my old age, I have come to understand that this statement can apply to all areas of life. This week, let’s go out of our way to express a little extra compassion and kindness. The world needs it. Let’s make it a great week!  


If You Think You Can, by Walter D. Wintle

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't!
If you want to win, but think you can't,
It's almost a cinch you won't.

If you think you'll lose, you're lost;
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellow's will;
It's all in the state of the mind.

Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger and faster man,
But sooner or later the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.



“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 know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.” - Muhammad Ali

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

“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” - Martha Washington

“Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.” - Maya Angelou

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals

Follow Us on Facebook! Or Twitter!