Nate's Monday Morning Message 

“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” W. Clement Stone

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message…last week we made history with the race for presidency, and whether you are happy or not about the outcome, this is one election that will go down in the history books. I see lots of division happening on social media outlets, and in the news; opinions are strong and emotions are inflamed. This week, I would like to encourage you to take a media time-out and redirect your thoughts.

We are quickly approaching the Thanksgiving holiday and this is the perfect opportunity for us to shift our energy, and focus on the light instead of the dark. Despite the turmoil, confusion and fear there is much to be grateful for. I picked this quote for today, because I think it is an important reminder. What can you do this week to make a difference? What can you share or give that will be remembered?

My team and I, as well as RE/MAX Professionals are hosting a food drive to benefit St. Mary’s. Our goal is to help those who are less fortunate have a meal on Thanksgiving Day. If you would like to join our cause, you can drop by any one of our six office locations with a donation, or you can donate online at: Let’s make a difference this week!


1. The first Thanksgiving took place in what is Massachusetts today in 1621. More than 200 years later, President Abraham Lincoln declared the last day of November a national day for Thanksgiving. Congress made is an official holiday in 1941.

2. In 2001, the US Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp that was designed by artist Margaret Cusack, which resembled traditional folk-art with the phrase “We Give Thanks.”

3. The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates that 42.2 million Americans travel fifty miles or more on Thanksgiving weekend.

4. The National Turkey Federation estimated that 46 million turkeys are eaten at Thanksgiving.

5. Nearly 88 percent of Americans eat turkey for Thanksgiving.

6. The largest pumpkin pie ever baked weighed 2,020 pounds and measured over twelve feet long, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.


“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.” - Oprah Winfrey

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” - William Arthur Ward

“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” - Henry Van Dyke

“Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.” - Nigel Hamilton

“I love Thanksgiving because it's a holiday that is centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.”- Marcus Samuelsson

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals