Nate’s Monday Morning Message

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Message…my inspiration for today’s message comes from a short video I watched on Facebook last Friday. Thank you to my colleague Roberta for sharing! Our thoughts shape our attitude and our perception of what is good or bad, shapes our reality. And this couple gives us a great example of how thinking positive can lead to amazing opportunities…

While celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, Gracie and Walter Lantz shared the story of their honeymoon “fail” that ended up being the best thing to ever happen to them. They had rented a quaint cabin in the woods for their honeymoon, only to have it rudely interrupted by the noise of pesky woodpeckers, who eventually caused a leak in the roof. Instead of leaving the cabin with the belief that their honeymoon had been ruined, they asked “what if this is an opportunity?”

That young couple returned home from their honeymoon and went on to create cartoon history with the lovable character known as Woody the Woodpecker. If they had believed that their honeymoon was ruined, they would have failed to see the opportunity to be positive which ended up being the best thing that ever happened to them. Because they choose to see the positive, they made something negative a success – a huge success. Our perception shapes our reality. Think positive, and positive things will happen. Let’s make it a great week!  


“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” - Audrey Hepburn

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”- Jim Rohn

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.” - Henry David Thoreau

“A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants.” - Joseph Addison

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals

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