The pessimist complains about...

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


The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails!

Attributed to William Arthur Ward


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Comments (9)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Paul... now if that isn't a spot on definition of a pessimist, optimist, and realist, I don't know what is! Happy Monday!

May 23, 2022 04:52 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

All it needs is walks into a bar to complete the humor Nina Hollander, Broker 


May 23, 2022 02:33 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. I have been adjusting the sails for years and just when I think they are set, it is time for another adjustment. Enjoy your day.

May 23, 2022 05:12 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Practice makes perfect when adjusting sales Wayne Martin 

May 23, 2022 02:35 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I might be a realtimist. Yup, I made that up. Adjust the sails to get to the optimistic state.

May 23, 2022 05:25 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I applaud you for using your imagination Kat Palmiotti 

May 23, 2022 02:36 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, we have had so much wind here in Denver, we gave up on hairspray.   Pretty much over it!

May 23, 2022 07:56 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I had better sell my stock in Proctor Gamble if hairspray is no longer to be used in Denver Joan Cox 

May 23, 2022 02:38 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I like your quote selection.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

May 23, 2022 08:45 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you and I wish the same for you my friend Roy Kelley 

May 23, 2022 02:45 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Paul and adjusting the sail is what you have to do if you are a good sailor.  Make it a great day!


May 23, 2022 08:45 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I learn to sail at an early age but because of time factors I became a power boater Will Hamm 

May 23, 2022 02:46 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Top of the morning Paul.  Getting ready to walk out the door and figured some thoughtful words from you would get this day started right.  You do not disappoint. lol  Not only wise but a little smile to go along with.  Thx.  Mark

May 23, 2022 08:54 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I’m glad I could be of service Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho 

May 23, 2022 02:47 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Paul- this is a favorite quote of mine!!!There are times when we may not like a situation but the best we can do is make changes in our attitude and how we handle it. 

May 23, 2022 10:54 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Sometimes my attitude is easier to adjust than the sails Kathy Streib 

May 23, 2022 02:48 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I had a conversation with a couple friends today.  And, each of us could have taken a role in that quote.  Unfortunately, I was the pessimist. The conversation was about the direction the country is going!

May 23, 2022 08:40 PM