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

I'm so grateful for all the experiences I've had; the life lessons I've learned along the way are just completely invaluable!


Attributed to Gretchen Bleiler (1981~)

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Tacoma Washington 

Realtor ® BPOR, CRS, GRI, CDPE

Fathom Realty WA LLC


South Puget Sound in Washington State





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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. Learn from your achievements. Learn from your mistakes. Learn from the mistakes of others since you don't have time to commit them all yourself. Now you have a foundation to face the future. Enjoy your day.

May 22, 2023 03:40 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I believe we all have to pick and choose. How we gain wisdom is a complicated recipe Wayne Martin 

May 22, 2023 07:00 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for yet another beautiful motivational blog Paul!!!

I'm so grateful for all the experiences I've had; the life lessons I've learned along the way are just completely invaluable!

Attributed to Gretchen Bleiler (1981~)

May 22, 2023 04:06 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you for sharing Sham Reddy CRS 

May 22, 2023 07:00 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Paul... everything that happens to us in life is a lesson... good, bad, or indifferent. We should be grateful for being able to learn from those lessons as we move through life.

May 22, 2023 04:25 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Some of us gain from experience and some of are not so fortunate. I love your thought process Nina Hollander, Broker 🙂

May 22, 2023 07:04 AM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

I think that is the one thing we have to be: grateful for everything and everyone that has crossed our path in life.

May 22, 2023 04:33 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Absolutely faye schubert, we are blessed 🙂

May 22, 2023 07:05 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Life lessons can be life changing.

May 22, 2023 05:01 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

And hopefully they never stop coming Kat Palmiotti 

May 22, 2023 07:06 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

One thing for sure, we all have a ton of life lessons.  Have a great Monday and sell a house. Bill Salvatore with Arizona Elite Properties. 

May 22, 2023 05:13 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

That is a very wise thought and thank you for contributing Bill Salvatore - East Valley 

May 22, 2023 07:07 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Paul,

I've not heard this quote but its a good one. Life is full of teaching moments and its all about the journey and what we learn along the way.

May 22, 2023 05:45 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

That is the lesson we all have to learn in our journey through life Dorie Dillard Austin TX 🙂

May 22, 2023 07:09 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Sometimes it is difficult to be grateful for the hard times in our lives, but I feel that the hard times always lead to really good times in life!

May 22, 2023 05:46 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

That is a very positive approach to dealing with life in general Brian England 

May 22, 2023 07:11 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Thank you for sharing another great quote.  Have a great day

May 22, 2023 05:52 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you for stopping by and participating in our discussion. Happy Monday Ray Henson 

May 22, 2023 07:12 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I don't know if I'd use the word "grateful" for some of the lessons I've learned. I have, however, tried to use those lessons in a positive way. 

May 22, 2023 07:21 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I guess they don’t all classify as grateful at first however I am grateful for the experience so I don’t go down that route again Carol Williams 

May 22, 2023 09:57 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

We are who we are today because of our life experiences.

May 22, 2023 08:04 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Can I quote you on that Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 ???

May 22, 2023 10:00 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Paul- I love the photo you used. It is so calming. And yes, the quote is perfect. When I reflect on my experiences, I realize how blessed I've  been. 

May 22, 2023 09:40 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Sometimes Kathy Streib, I forget I get beautiful moon rises from my deck also. I need to reflect more on just how blessed I am too 🙂

May 22, 2023 10:04 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

It's all good Paul!  All of it!! And I for one am thankful for it all!

May 22, 2023 10:38 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I wouldn’t change a thing either Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker 🙂

May 22, 2023 10:00 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Life offers so many twists and turns and the way we manage them will be a positive going forword.

May 22, 2023 12:02 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I just am enjoying my journey Ed Silva and learning a great deal 🙂

May 22, 2023 09:58 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


There is something to learn and experience every day. We just need to be open to that learning and experiences.


May 22, 2023 08:33 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

What a life Jeff Dowler, CRS; right???

May 22, 2023 09:56 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I have had some really painful experiences in life.  Yet, when I look back at them, I wouldn't have changed much.  The lessons learned from those experiences, and where they let me to in life, are treasured.

May 22, 2023 08:58 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I feel the same way Myrl Jeffcoat. Blessed and treasured indeed 🙂

May 22, 2023 09:54 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Another beautiful photo!  Thank you for sharing!


May 23, 2023 03:38 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

A lot of Life Lessons!  I am grateful for every single day of Life!

May 31, 2023 09:24 AM