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Monday Motivation: Today be Thankful

Monday Motivation: Today be Thankful

Monday Motivation, 11.26.2018

Written by: Kaitlyn Gwaltney

Every Monday, The Rogers-Long Team meets for one of its two weekly meetings. The Monday meeting always ends with “Monday Motivation” in which a few minutes are spent listening to one team member presenting a quote, a quick reading from a book, a scene from a movie, or anything else they find motivating to provide a “spark” to the whole team on a Monday morning.

“Today be thankful and think of how rich you are. Your family is priceless. Your health is wealth. Your time is gold.”

Since it’s the beginning of the holiday season, I thought I’d share a simple reminder to be thankful. I know I was not alone in receiving the 50+ emails on Black Friday for all of the ‘best deals’ to start your shopping early. Don’t get me wrong, the holidays are a fun time to give/receive presents to those you love, but sometimes the true meaning is overlooked. It’s important to be thankful for not only what you have from a material standpoint, but for those around you. Your family is priceless. Take a minute to stop and thank how lucky you are to have your family and friends in your corner. When life gets tough or you need advice, you have multiple people you can choose from. Others may not be as fortunate as you and envy your circle.

The quote mentions that your health is wealth and I couldn’t agree more. There is a direct correlation between the two. Could you enjoy your wealth if you didn’t have your health? There are multiple sayings out there, but the one that sticks out the most to me is “you must take care of yourself in order to take care of others”. If you’re having a bad day, chances are it’s going to show in your attitude or affect your interactions with others throughout the day. Make sure you’re able to start the day with a clear mind and happy heart.

Lastly, your time is gold. You’ve heard it before, “time is money”. Protect your time and treat it like gold. If there is something that is important to you, block out the time to get it done. If you have made a commitment to helping someone else, be sure you’re able to fully commit to being there and not being distracted with other things going on. Your gift of time is often more important than your gift of money.


Kaitlyn Gwaltney, a Realtor with The Rogers-Long Team since 2016, previously worked in the medical field for 6 years before deciding to shift her compassion and dedication toward helping others in a different direction. The RLT excitedly brought Kaitlyn on to work with buyers and sellers due to her humility, inner drive to succeed, and her fun-loving attitude. Kaitlyn has found a lot of early success in her career on The Rogers-Long Team, and has already produced more in 6 months in 2018 than she did all of 2017!

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