Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Message! We are twenty days away from a New Year – are you ready? I know that this time of year is busy with holiday fun, however I hope you will make time to reflect on the months that have past and prepare for what is to come in 2018. What went right in 2017? What goals did you accomplish? What goals did not get done, and why? What do you want to change in 2018? In order to live the life we want to live, we have to spend time working on our goals – it’s not enough to say what you want to do – you have to create a plan and take action. Let’s make it a great week!


A Long Time Ago There Was a Great Shah

A long time ago there was a great shah. He ordered to build a beautiful palace which had many wonderful things in it. Among other curiosities in the palace there was a hall, where all the walls, the sealing, the door and even the floor were made of mirror. The mirrors were so clear and smooth that visitors didn’t understand at once that there was a mirror in front of them – so accurately the mirrors would reflect the objects. Moreover, the walls of this hall were made in a way that they created an extraordinary increased echo.

Once, a dog ran into the hall and froze in surprise in the middle of the hall, a whole pack of dogs surrounded it from all sides, from above and below. Just in case, the dog bared his teeth- and all the reflections responded to it in the same way. Frightened, the dog frantically barked – the echo imitated the bark and increased it many times. The dog barked even harder – and the echo was keeping up. The dog tossed from one side to another, biting the air- his reflections also tossed around snapping their teeth.

In the morning, the guards found the miserable dog, lifeless and surrounded by a million reflections of lifeless dogs. There was nobody, who would make any harm to the dog. The dog died by fighting with his own reflections.

The world doesn’t bring good or evil on its own. Everything that is happening around us is the reflection of our own thoughts, feelings, wishes and actions. The world is a big mirror.



“Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.” - Ralph Marston

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” - Edith Wharton

“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.” - Thomas S. Monson

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” - Aesop

PS Don’t forget! Throughout the month of December we are collecting donations at each office locations, or you can make a monetary donation online by clicking here. Every penny counts; every dollar makes a difference!

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals