Nate's Monday Morning Message 

Happy Halloween! Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Message. Ready or not, the holiday season is officially here, and hopefully cooler temperatures for the Valley of the Sun. As spooky as that may seem, the last two months of the year are full of opportunities - and there is still time to hit the goals you have set for yourself this year. Don’t put your life on cruise control through the holiday season! Let’s make it a great week!

5 Weird Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Hallowee

1. Originally, you had to dance for your treat. In European, the practice of “mumming” or “guysing” meant a costume-wearer would go door-to-door performing dances in exchange for treats.

2. Halloween is more Irish than St. Patrick’s Day. Halloween’s origin comes from a Celtic festival, and people would leave treats for the spirits that roamed the earth

3. Jack-o’-lanterns were once made out of turnips, beets and potatoes. Based on the myth of Stingy Jack, the Irish carved scary faces into these veggies to scare him away.

4. In 1898 Herman Goelitz Confectionary Company invented candy corn. Today, nearly 35 millin pounds of candy corn are produced each year.

5. Halloween was a great day to find your soulmate. In some parts of Ireland, people played romantic fortune-telling games, which allegedly predicted who they would marry.

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Halloween is an opportunity to be really creative.” - Judy Gold

“Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on.” - River Phoenix

“I only eat candy on Halloween. No lie.” - Michael Trevino

“Being in a band you can wear whatever you want - it's like an excuse for Halloween every day.” - Gwen Stefani

“As a kid, there are some things you looked forward to. You looked forward to Charlie Brown during Halloween and you looked forward to Monday Night Football.” - Nick Ferguson

PS You are invited to a special event we are hosting at Arrowhead Country Club on November 15th. If you want to learn more about the current real estate market in the Valley of the Sun, this is the event you want to attend! Click here to save your seat.