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


The sweetest of all sounds is praise!

Attributed to Xenophon

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Tacoma Washington 

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Fathom Realty WA LLC


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Comments (16)

Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for sharing that beautiful quote!!!

The sweetest of all sounds is praise!

Attributed to Xenophon

Feb 01, 2023 03:30 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you Sham Reddy CRS 

Feb 01, 2023 07:32 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - genuine thoughts are important.  And when kindness is also a part of that message - well, so much the better, right?  

Feb 01, 2023 04:12 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I would agree with that statement Michael Jacobs 

Feb 01, 2023 07:55 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Genuine praise is wonderful but it seems like most people patronize rather than praise, haha.

Feb 01, 2023 04:21 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

That is so true Brian England 

Feb 01, 2023 07:59 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Love the photo! The sweetest sound might be the ocean. Or wind. Or quiet. who knows!?

Feb 01, 2023 04:30 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Spoken like a true Merchant Marine Kat Palmiotti 

Feb 01, 2023 08:01 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. Brian England reached deep today with his take on the quote. Deserves an adult libation later this afternoon, ha, ha! Enjoy your day.

Feb 01, 2023 04:33 AM
Brian England

I can be deep every now and then, even without the assistance of a few adult libations, haha

Feb 01, 2023 04:42 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I knew the libation was coming somewhere in this comment Wayne Martin 

Feb 01, 2023 08:02 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

And it's so very welcome to receive it as an unsolicited gesture Paul. That's another way smiles are made for.

Feb 01, 2023 04:44 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I can just smile thinking about the last one I received Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 

Feb 01, 2023 08:03 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Wonderful photo. Thank you for the great information in your blog today to share with us here on the Rain.  Make it a terrific day! bill


Feb 01, 2023 05:28 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you Bill Salvatore - East Valley 

Feb 01, 2023 08:03 PM
Potranco Realty
Potranco Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Potranco Realty"

Great quote and love the photo..... be safe and stay warm...

Feb 01, 2023 05:29 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I spent several hours at Trinity University but never saw the weather you experience these days Potranco Realty 

Feb 01, 2023 08:28 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No doubt about that, Paul. And at the end of the day, how hard is it to say "well done" to someone?

Feb 01, 2023 05:50 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

As a manager, my team loved Ada boys from time to time Nina Hollander, Broker 

Feb 01, 2023 08:30 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Paul and I like to give praise to others all the time and hope it comes back to me also.

Feb 01, 2023 09:12 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I always pass on compliments Will Hamm 

Feb 01, 2023 08:32 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Love you phot Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS ,

Praising or complimenting someone comes back to you ten fold. Not only does it brighten someone's day it makes you feel good!

Feb 01, 2023 10:05 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

It always made me feel good as much as the one I complimented Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

Feb 01, 2023 08:36 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Paul that is another awesome photo!  Praise the Lord!

Feb 01, 2023 11:12 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank and bless you and yours Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker 

Feb 01, 2023 08:48 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Praise is a vocal hug!  It's a gift that has no cost associated with it.

Feb 01, 2023 01:20 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Wow, Myrl Jeffcoat, that is a great thought and feeling 🙂

Feb 01, 2023 08:49 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Paul, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Feb 01, 2023 01:21 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Being an old fart makes my day, Myrl Jeffcoat 

Feb 01, 2023 08:51 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Paul- we could all use some praise in our lives!!!  It makes life so much better. 

Feb 01, 2023 01:30 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

That’s the best thank you gift I can get Kathy Streib 

Feb 01, 2023 08:55 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - 

I certainly won't disagree with you on "Praise".  But I do think that hearing SOLD is pretty sweet also!  LOL

Feb 01, 2023 06:34 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

That is my favorite 4 letter word Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

Feb 01, 2023 08:58 PM