Monday Motivation: There Isn’t A Belt On Our Gratitude Pants
Monday Motivation, 11.30.2020
Written by: Kevin Long
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.
After last week, I am extremely full. My belt is secured by a notch, two spots down from normal. I indulged over the last week. Turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce, a few white house rolls and can’t forget the Oatmeal Cream Pie. However, it is not the big meal that filled me up. I want to talk to you today, about finger foods.
I filled up on cheese and crackers, endless dips; picked through Tupperware full of leftovers and do not want to forget the cookies, pies and ice cream. Finger foods and leftovers galore. It was a good Thanksgiving week.
When I stepped on the scale this morning, I saw how full I was. It was not all from Thursday but from all of the table grazing, pantry picking and fridge opening that occurred over the past week (I also had a few beers to fill in the cracks). All of those small kitchen adventures led to a big results.
December is a glorious month of finger foods. Through extensive personal research and studies, people put on weight around the holidays because they are always refueling their tank. Not with huge meals but a month of finger foods. Big gains from constant small acts. I wanted to highlight delicious delicacies because you don’t get fat from one meal. You fill up on all of the little things.
Lets get full off of gratitude. Not one giant act, but being grateful every day. Focus on the small things. Do good for others. Lend a helping hand. We are quick to replace Thanksgiving Thursday with Black Friday and the quest to acquire more material goods. Our quest should be to do more good, spread more joy. I didn’t need anything on black Friday because I filled up my tank. I saw 80 great people/couples/families, hosted a wedding for friends and was able to celebrate my fathers 60th birthday.
In return, I was able to help fill up a food pantry, watch the start of a new life together and see how much one life has spread joy to so many. How long can we embrace the attitude of gratitude? Thanksgiving doesn’t have to only be one day. Lets make gratitude our finger foods. And FYI, there isn’t a belt on our gratitude pants. Elastic waistbands only.
Kevin Long, The Lead Agent for The Rogers-Long Team, has been in the real estate business since 2012. In 2014, he and Ben began The Rogers-Long Team, which produces $25,000,000+ in volume annually. In addition to selling hundreds of houses over the past 6 years, Kevin also serves as a mentor to less experienced agents on The RLT and in the company, and he spends most of the little free time he has working on his own personal home renovation project.