Nate's Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message. I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. This week I wanted to talk about happiness. Many of us do not spend that much time thinking about our own happiness. We go about our day just looking to do whatever we can to get to the next day. When we do think about happiness it is mostly about how we can make the people around us happier. I would suggest to you that true happiness is contagious. If you are happy with who you are, the things you are doing, and the way you are doing them, you will certainly be in a better place to make others happy. Most of the major challenges in our lives require small changes to fix. They may seem overwhelming at the moment, but when you take little bites and know what you want and where you want to go it's not that bad.

Let's take some time this week to work on ourselves. Let's take some time to get rid of the animosity or resentment or frustration towards others. There is only one person that can make you who you are. YOU. You control your reaction to all things that happen to you. Take responsibility for that. If you are not happy, do little things each and every day to change the situation. The first thing you should do is change the glasses you are looking through. Change your perspective on what the problem really is and ask yourself, "What can I do right now to make this situation better?" There is always something you can do. Always. You just need to find what it is. Do not look outside for the answer. Look inside. When you are happier, the people around you will be too. When you are happier, your situation looks better. When you are happier, great things happen because you can now finally see them!!!


Poet: Ella Wheeler Wilcox 

Do you wish the World were better? 
Let me tell you what to do: 

Set a watch upon your actions, 
Keep them always straight and true. 
Rid your mind of selfish motives, 
Let your thoughts be clean and high. 
You can make a little Eden 
Of the sphere you occupy. 

Do you wish the World were wiser? 
Then suppose you make a start, 

By accumulating wisdom 
In the scrap book of your heart.
Do not waste one page on folly; 
Live to learn and learn to live. 
If you want to give men knowledge 
You must get it ere you give. 

Do you wish the World were happy? 
Then remember day by day, 

Just to scatter seeds of kindness, 
As you pass along the way. 
For the pleasures of the many, 
May be oft times traced to one. 
As the hand that plants an acorn, 
Shelters armies from the sun. 


“Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.” - J. Donald Wlters 

“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” - Charles Spurgeon 

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” - Agnes Repplier 

“A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.” - Hugh Downs  

“Happiness is a direction, not a place.” - Sydney J. Harris

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grow it under his feet.” - James Oppenheim 

“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.” - Dave Gardner 

“Happiness is a state of activity.” - Aristotle

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

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals

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