When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege...

Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty Washington LLC

Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker


When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love!


Attributed to Marcus Aurelius


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Paul S. Henderson, Residential Real Estate Broker 

Tacoma Washington 

Realtor ® BPOR, CRS, GRI, CDPE

Fathom Realty WA LLC


South Puget Sound in Washington State





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As a Residential Broker and Relocation Specialist, I sell homes in or around ,Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Steilacoom,  University Place, DuPont and Hartstene Pointe in Washington State.
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Comments (13)

Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I love that tranquil scene, Paul.  I'm making a day trip to the sea today.  First time in a couple years.

May 15, 2022 04:20 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Sweet!  Have a great day Myrl!

May 15, 2022 10:57 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I hope you have a rewarding day trip Myrl Jeffcoat 

May 15, 2022 08:01 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Marcus Aurelius was a wise man.

Love the photo!


May 15, 2022 04:52 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

He was another one of those wise guys Kat Palmiotti 

May 15, 2022 08:00 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good advice to share and especially important for those of us in the advanced seniors category.

May 15, 2022 04:53 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I am impressed with the life you live Roy Kelley 

May 15, 2022 07:59 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

The scene that you have pictured is definitely worth waking up to each and every morning!

May 15, 2022 05:55 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Boomer and I walk past this beach every morning come rain or shine Brian England 

May 15, 2022 07:57 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Paul... this is especially true as we get older and realize we have fewer days ahead of us than the number of those behind us.

May 15, 2022 06:20 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

But who’s counting Nina Hollander, Broker 

May 15, 2022 07:55 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. My old Active Rain friend, James Dray, and I are still big fans of waking up on the right side of the grass. He is on hiatus from the Rain, but has not changed his mind about the right side of the grass! Enjoy your day.

May 15, 2022 06:27 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

You and James Dray are a pair to draw to Wayne Martin 🙂

May 15, 2022 07:54 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Paul,
Make it a great day. Happy Sunday!

May 15, 2022 07:24 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Right back at you Carol Williams 🙂

May 15, 2022 07:51 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Paul,

I get to see a regular sunrise and also a reverse sunrise every single day.  The sun hitting Coffeepot Rock which is directly west of my house shows the sunlight as it replaces the shadow in the morning.  I know exactly when that sun will hit my house every morning.  There is nothing like watching the sunrise.

May 15, 2022 08:07 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I see your dilemma you face. I must visit your little piece of paradise someday Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 😎

May 15, 2022 07:49 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Happy Sunday Paul and thank you for the great information in your blog to share with us.  Love this quote  Make it a great day!

May 15, 2022 08:35 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Hi Will Hamm, I  certainly try to share my thoughts and photos with you every morning 🙂

May 15, 2022 07:45 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Paul, so true!   As we age, it is such a blessing to be vertical in the morning!  

May 15, 2022 08:56 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

It is one of my first goal so I try to reach every morning Joan Cox 

May 15, 2022 07:39 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Always have appreciated Marcus Aurelius!  And you as well Paul!  The photo and quote are perfect for a Sunday morning!

May 15, 2022 10:58 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

He has always been one of my favorites also Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker 

May 15, 2022 07:39 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Paul- that is such a wonderful and uplifting quote. I wake up every morning very happy to be able to greet the day, and thank God every night for the day I had. 

May 15, 2022 02:02 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I am thanking God for the exact same thing nightly Kathy Streib 

May 15, 2022 07:38 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Such wise words, Paul, especially as we grow older. Sometimes my first thought is getting coffee.


May 16, 2022 08:25 PM