Nate’s Monday Morning Message

Welcome to this edition of Nate's Monday Morning Message. I hope you all enjoyed the weekend and found some time to enjoy and relax. We all know that freedom is not free, but it is worth the price we all pay. We all should find ways that we can help continue to make ours the strongest, most productive, proudest nation on the planet. Give back every single day! I want to thank all of you for contributing to our businesses, communities, and country’s past and future success. We live in a nation that allows us such amazing freedom and opportunity – let’s do something with it!


The Magic Bank (author unknown)

Imagine that you had won the following PRIZE in a contest: Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for your use. However, this prize has rules. The set of rules are:

1. Everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you.

2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account. 

3. You may only spend it.

4. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400 for that day.

5.  The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say, “Game Over!"  It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.

What would you personally do?

You would buy anything and everything you wanted right? Not only for yourself, but for all the people you love and care for. Even for people you don't know, because you couldn't possibly spend it all on yourself, right?

You would try to spend every penny, and use it all, because you knew it would be replenished in the morning, right?

Actually, this game is real…shocked? Yes! Each of us is already a winner of this  PRIZE. We just can't seem to see it. The PRIZE is TIME.

1. Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life.

2. And when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT credited to us.

3. What we haven't used up that day is forever lost.

4. Yesterday is forever gone.

5. Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time WITHOUT WARNING...

So, what will you do with your 86,400 seconds?

Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in dollars. Think about it and remember to enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think.

So take care of yourself, be happy, love deeply and enjoy life! Here's wishing you a wonderful and beautiful day. Start “spending!”


“I think patriotism is like charity -- it begins at home.” - Henry James

“A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle; and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.” - George William Curtis

“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” - Nathan Hale

“Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.” - Albert Einstein

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” - Mark Twain

Let’s make this the best week of the year! Nate