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

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself!

Attributed to Walter Anderson (American Playwright)

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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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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - maybe the map of life is truly one that works on a Global Pondering System.    It's pouring rain again in our area as I write this comment.  

Mar 21, 2023 09:51 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Michael Jacobs more rain, more ponderings.....☔

Mar 21, 2023 10:28 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

You make me smile Michael Jacobs 

Mar 21, 2023 10:02 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

I agree Paul - how one handles 'bad things' does define ones character and quality of life.  It's always a choice!

Mar 21, 2023 10:29 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - It is how we respond to bad things happening that shows the character we have. 

Mar 21, 2023 11:31 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Exactly Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

Mar 21, 2023 10:04 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Paul and I never heard of his one before, so thanks for sharing it with us.  Make it a good day, meatball sandwiches tonight here.


Mar 21, 2023 12:51 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Paul- a good reminder that while we can't control everything, we can control how we handle it. 

Mar 21, 2023 12:52 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Top of the morning Paul,  glad I got to AR in time before you went off my scroll.  Make it a great day.  Mark

Mar 22, 2023 07:28 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Nice quote, Paul.  It reminds me of, "I cannot always help the outrageous things that happen to me; but I can control my reaction to them."

Mar 22, 2023 06:04 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Mar 22, 2023 06:07 PM