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


Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking!

Attributed to Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180 AD)

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Comments (16)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

There are so many different examples of brevity being the soul of wit in that way. Including this blog post. 

Mar 31, 2023 12:14 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you Laura Cerrano 

Mar 31, 2023 07:40 PM
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

A very beautiful photo and a quote. Thanks for sharing Paul!!!

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking!

Attributed to Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180 AD)

Mar 31, 2023 03:50 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you Sham Reddy CRS 

Mar 31, 2023 07:41 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Marcus has so many great quotes... and I agree with him!

Mar 31, 2023 05:08 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

He was very profound, wasn’t he Kat Palmiotti 

Mar 31, 2023 07:42 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Yes he was!

Apr 01, 2023 04:46 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Paul... amazing how some "truths" remain "truths" for centuries. Your photo this morning is stunning.

Mar 31, 2023 05:25 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Great thoughts stand the test of time Nina Hollander, Broker 

Mar 31, 2023 07:49 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - while this quote has much meaning, it's the photo you selected that I may remember most today.  It's quite nice.  

Mar 31, 2023 05:51 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I’m glad you liked it Michael Jacobs and thank you 🙂

Mar 31, 2023 07:51 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Paul- a true classic- we have the choice, don’t we!?! Be happy 

Mar 31, 2023 05:57 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

We do on a daily basis have an abundance of choices Kathy Streib 

Mar 31, 2023 07:53 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Being able to relax without worry and enjoy a view like that would make me pretty happy in life!

Mar 31, 2023 06:03 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Unfortunately, sometimes that view is taken for granted Brian England 

Mar 31, 2023 07:54 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Paul and this one is so true but I know of some depress people that need cheering up all the time.

Mar 31, 2023 08:51 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I have met several people that are depressed; for many reasons. I am still there to help, if asked Will Hamm 

Mar 31, 2023 11:06 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Paul,

Marcus is the master at helping us to remember to look inward to understand that is where true happiness dwells.

Mar 31, 2023 12:09 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

We need to always remember that fact of life Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

Mar 31, 2023 11:08 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Marcus Aurelius was right with those wise words which are almost a couple thousand years old.

Mar 31, 2023 01:25 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Good thoughts can last an eternity Myrl Jeffcoat , my friend 🙂

Mar 31, 2023 11:09 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

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Mar 31, 2023 01:27 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

You always know how to make my day Myrl Jeffcoat, than you…

Mar 31, 2023 11:11 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Marcus Aurelius is my guy Paul!  I'm looking at a sign in my office that says -  Everything is mind over matter. Everything is about thought.


Love this photo.  It would look awesome blown up over our dark grey fireplace!  WOW.  Going on sale anytime soon :)

Mar 31, 2023 03:10 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I can send you a link Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker 

Mar 31, 2023 11:13 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


What a wonderful sentiment that has been true for centuries. What a beautiful photo!

Have a wonderful, and happy, weekend!


Apr 01, 2023 10:12 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. This is a quote that should be repeated to your youth often. Enjoy your day.

Apr 03, 2023 01:35 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Wow!  I can't imagine being able to look at that live shot all day.  Take about eliminating blood pressure medication - not that I take it - but wow!  Thank you for sharing!

Apr 03, 2023 10:54 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

What a beautiful photo!  Your quote and photo are fantastic.  Wishing you a beautiful week Paul.

Apr 18, 2023 06:27 PM