Peace, You cannot shake...

Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty Washington LLC

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


You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist!


Attributed to Indira Gandhi (1917 - 1984)


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Comments (10)

Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

What a wonderful quote. My good friend is having a tough time with her oldest son. This quote is very apt

May 28, 2023 03:43 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Lise Howe, I find so much wisdom in the quotes I use 🙂

May 28, 2023 05:00 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That is true - your hand has to be open.

May 28, 2023 04:58 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Remarkable words; don’t you think Kat Palmiotti 🙂

May 28, 2023 05:02 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. Profound! You need an open hand to shakes another man's hand! Enjoy your day.

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

So simple; yet profound Wayne Martin 😎

May 28, 2023 05:03 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Having a clenched fist is certainly not a sign of happiness in one's life.  Looking up into the clouds always gives me a bit of peace.

May 28, 2023 05:13 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Billowy white clouds, bring me peace and I could gaze at it all day long Brian England 

May 28, 2023 05:05 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:


So very true.  Hope you are having a wonderful Holiday Weekend. Bill Salvatore with Arizona Elite Properties. 

May 28, 2023 05:23 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you Bill Salvatore - East Valley 

May 28, 2023 05:06 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Paul,

This is a very profound quote. We have way too many people with clenched fists and its hard to reach out and meet in the middle when they won't loosen up their clenched fist.

May 28, 2023 05:30 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

It is a very weird world we live in and sometimes hard to believe how we got here Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

May 28, 2023 05:07 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Well! Ain't that the truth, Paul. Wish more people thought of this in their daily lives.

May 28, 2023 06:05 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I can’t believe Nina Hollander, Broker; why people can’t chill my friend 🙂

May 28, 2023 05:10 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those are wise words from Indira Gandhi.  More folks need to consider that.

May 28, 2023 11:15 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Isn’t that the truth Myrl Jeffcoat?

May 28, 2023 05:11 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Pau I don't know how I missed this one but it is so very true. 

May 29, 2023 12:39 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I love the thought behind the quote, but we do have the fist bump today and that can be friendly.  😉  I still prefer the good, old fashioned handshake, though. 

May 30, 2023 08:50 AM