Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message…I hope that this email finds you well and enjoying the holiday season so far. I love seeing the social media photos showing off the decorations, holiday lights, and of course all the spectacular events that took place over the weekend.  

As you know we hosted a food drive for St Mary’s in the month of November. For every $1.00 that is donated, St Mary’s can provide 7 meals for families in our community that are struggling with hunger. Unfortunately, Arizona’s hunger rates are higher than national averages. When compared to 15.9 percent nationally, 17.8 percent of Arizonans are food insecure. Additionally 28.2 percent of Arizona’s children face hunger.

So far our food drive has been able to provide 2,800 meals this holiday season! But there is still more needed, and still time to help. St Mary’s is also looking for volunteers, which is a great way to get involved and give back to our community this holiday season. If you are interested, please email or call 602-343-3134. If you would like to contribute to our holiday food drive, please click here. Every penny counts; every dollar makes a difference. Let’s make it a great week!


If we were given 86,400 dollars every day to spend any way we could
And at the end of the day what we didn't spend would be lost to us for good, 

What would we do? We wouldn't have to think too hard, or engage in a long discourse
We would take that money, go right out and spend it all, of course! 

Each day we are given 86,400 seconds, it's been this way for centuries. 
86,400 seconds every day- do with as we please.

There is one caveat, you might say this gift comes with a hidden cost
Whatever time we don't use wisely, at the end of the day is lost.

Yes, it's free and it's ours to spend, no strings attached...however
Whatever time we lose today is time that's lost forever.

Yet such is the nature of this gift- true our daily seconds don't accrue
That when we wake the next morning- each day we start anew.

I believe the lesson we are shown here- since there's no way to extend them
The 86,400 seconds are less important- than how we choose to spend them. 

Written by Jim Yerman


“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.” - Theophrastus

“Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.” - Francis of Assisi

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” - Henry Ford

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

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” - George Bernard Shaw

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals