Don't go through life, grow...

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


Don't go through life, grow through life! 

Attributed to Eric Butterworth

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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 (17)

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

Good morning, Paul.
This is a great message to start the week off.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week.

Nov 21, 2022 03:55 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you Carol Williams 

Nov 21, 2022 11:37 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. Who said "if you are not growing you are dying"? Sounds like a Zig Ziglar line. Enjoy your day.

Nov 21, 2022 04:19 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

We all need Zigs in our life Wayne Martin 

Nov 21, 2022 11:39 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Paul = I believe in life long learning and with that comes lifelong growth.

Nov 21, 2022 04:42 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I am also a student of life and learning daily Grant Schneider 

Nov 21, 2022 04:01 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Paul... a wonderful thought and a wonderful picture to underscore that thought. Happy Monday.

Nov 21, 2022 04:46 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I look forward daily to your kindness Nina Hollander, Broker 

Nov 21, 2022 04:04 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 🥰

Nov 22, 2022 03:50 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I love this quote! And totally agree.

Enjoy your Monday!

Nov 21, 2022 05:09 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you Kat Palmiotti 

Nov 21, 2022 04:07 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

So important to participate and not just be a spectator in life. Happy Monday, a short week this week, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Bill. 

Nov 21, 2022 05:12 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

We all need active puppies to keep us young Bill Salvatore - East Valley 

Nov 21, 2022 04:09 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, that is an interesting thought and the only thing growing in my life these days is my belly, haha.

Nov 21, 2022 05:24 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

That is supposed to happen after Thanksgiving dinner Brian 🙂

Nov 21, 2022 04:11 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, short and sweet today, with a solid thought!   I hope I grow each day, but not my body anymore, that can stop!

Nov 21, 2022 05:33 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Unfortunately we all fight that battle Joan 🙂

Nov 21, 2022 04:14 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - isn't it amazing how a short word can change the meaning so profoundly?  Not always simple to do in behavior as in thought but incredibly useful.  

Nov 21, 2022 05:53 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Some people are so clever with words Michael Jacobs 

Nov 21, 2022 04:17 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Good morning Paul,  If you go to the ocean and don't at least let the rushing water wrap around your feet you have missed half or more of the experience.  Enjoy your short week and of course Thanksgiving.  m

Nov 21, 2022 07:19 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

That’s what’s great about living next to Puget sound. You’re only steps away from the Pacific Ocean Mark…

Nov 21, 2022 04:25 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Beautiful words - Beautiful picture, Paul.  I hope you are having an enjoyable Thanksgiving week.

Nov 21, 2022 07:23 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

It’s all about family Myrl Jeffcoat 

Nov 21, 2022 04:27 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Paul, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Nov 21, 2022 07:24 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I can always count on you to make my day Myrl Jeffcoat 

Nov 21, 2022 04:28 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I like your quote selection, Paul.

Have an outstanding Thanksgiving week.

Nov 21, 2022 07:59 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you Roy Kelley 

Nov 21, 2022 04:29 PM
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

Grow through life...I like this very much Paul, One small word changes the whole meaning!

Nov 21, 2022 08:33 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

It sure does sheila 🙂

Nov 21, 2022 04:32 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Paul:

What a simple, yet profound, message!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!


Nov 21, 2022 02:27 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

May all the joys of Thanksgiving Come Your Way Jeff Dowler, CRS 

Nov 21, 2022 04:32 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - Today's quote is compelling.  Nice job!

Nov 22, 2022 04:16 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

I love this quote, Paul. I knew someone who was terribly unhappy in her marriage. When i spoke to her to see how she was doing her comment was that she was biding her essence, just going through life. 

Nov 22, 2022 06:35 PM