No one is in control of...

Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty Washington LLC

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

No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change!

Attributed to Barbara De Angelis

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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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Comments (16)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Paul - we need to remember that when we have challenges.  Look at the bright side.

Sep 29, 2022 03:45 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Very true Paul. Don't let others find you... You yourself can create your own happiness and don't let it be driven by others.

Sep 29, 2022 04:10 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Paul... we are not victims and should never think of ourselves that way. We have control over our thoughts, actions, and emotions.

Sep 29, 2022 04:19 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - indeed.  

Sep 29, 2022 04:44 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. Others may detour your road to happiness but only you are the driver. Enjoy your day.

Sep 29, 2022 04:58 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

We certainly do have the power and even when I am sad about something I know that I have plenty to be happy about and can choose to think in that direction.

Sep 29, 2022 05:05 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This quote provides a good reminder for all of us.

Have a great day.

Sep 29, 2022 05:22 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Pau,

Great quote quote to remind us we find happiness through ourselves..not someone else. We control that all by ourselves!

Sep 29, 2022 05:39 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

We have the power! Whoo hoo!

Sep 29, 2022 05:46 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Love this quote,Paul. We have the power in us

Sep 29, 2022 05:54 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Happy Thursday. Great quote.  Thank you for the post and sell a house. Bill

Sep 29, 2022 06:05 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS  Just like the Wizard said to Dorthy in The Wizard of OZ 

Sep 29, 2022 07:20 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

A good quote to remember. We can choose how we respond to anything that happens, and we can remain happy or content with life whatever happens. This does not mean there will not be times of grieving or sadness, but deep within ourselves we can know we are happy with life.

Sep 29, 2022 08:03 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Paul, such a perfect quote today, and we DO have control of our own emotions!

Sep 29, 2022 08:30 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Paul,

I have had to put that quote into action recently.  It makes a difference.

Sep 29, 2022 05:40 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I think we often need to look at the forest instead of the trees to find happiness.  But, there are also times when we need to look at the trees instead of the forest.

Sep 30, 2022 07:46 PM