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Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty Washington LLC

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

You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way!

Attributed to Walter Hagen (1892-1969)

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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 (14)

Charles Ross - (785)-819-6944
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

Love the quote and its so true. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day and a blessed weekend.


Mar 24, 2023 03:04 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Another beautiful and inspirational quote, thanks for sharing Paul!!!

You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way!

Attributed to Walter Hagen (1892-1969)

Mar 24, 2023 03:55 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. Don't hurry also implies don't dawdle! And. don't worry applies as long as you are making progress. Enjoy your day.

Mar 24, 2023 04:30 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Happy Friday,Paul- beautiful flower and yes- savor every moment we have!!!

Mar 24, 2023 04:57 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

A beautiful flower and encouraging quote. Enjoy the journey!

Mar 24, 2023 05:00 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Love flowers and this quote is a good one to keep in mind each day Paul.

Mar 24, 2023 05:24 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Paul...what great advice for all of us to take time and savor life.

Mar 24, 2023 05:28 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It hasn't seemed very short to me, haha.  Life is such a long journey but I am anxious to be in Heaven, haha.

Mar 24, 2023 05:43 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - indeed.  

Mar 24, 2023 06:19 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Taking a moment to enjoy one's surrounding is very important.  Not to do so is such a waste.  Enjoy your weekend Paul.  mdm

Mar 24, 2023 06:20 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Oh, that is so true. People work hard and stress about not having enough and seldom get to appreciate the fruits of their efforts.

Mar 24, 2023 07:21 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

So true Paul,  take time to smell the flowers, just watch out that no bees are around.  LOL

Mar 24, 2023 09:21 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Paul,

As we get older it certainly rings true.

Mar 24, 2023 05:22 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I'm anxious for my hibiscus to start blooming once again.  Mine is a golden yellow, not red like that one though!

Mar 25, 2023 01:31 AM