I, not events, have the power...

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



I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it!


Attributed to Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)

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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 (11)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - wise words.  

And the photo you share can bring additional thoughts to the table as the perspective of power is pondered.  

Jun 10, 2023 05:06 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I believe that sunrises and sunsets are very powerful and I am always drawn to beauty and perspective Michael Jacobs 🙂

Jun 10, 2023 09:40 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Great information. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your weekend, and sell a house. Bill Salvatore with Arizona Elite Propeties. 

Jun 10, 2023 05:10 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you Bill Salvatore - East Valley 

Jun 10, 2023 09:43 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I choose to participate in the events that will make me happy and try to steer away from those that won't, haha.

Jun 10, 2023 05:23 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

As well you should Brian England 

Jun 10, 2023 09:45 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Paul... who knew Groucho was so "deep." But he was totally right... it's how we handle things that matter and we don't have anything but today.

Jun 10, 2023 05:40 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I don’t need to ponder your comment Nina Hollander, Broker; you are right 😙

Jun 10, 2023 09:51 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. Groucho was so funny people often missed his true message. Enjoy your day.

Jun 10, 2023 06:07 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

He was funny and very smart Wayne Martin 

Jun 10, 2023 09:55 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Good morning Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, this is so true but sometimes, we just don't get it.

Jun 10, 2023 07:20 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Beth Atalay as I get older my perspective has evolved and I get thing’s I never thought possible 😙

Jun 10, 2023 09:59 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

If it's to be it's up to me!  It's all a choice Paul - everything is mind over matter.

Jun 10, 2023 10:05 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Scientifically you are right Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker 

Jun 10, 2023 10:02 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Paul- what an uplifting quote from Groucho Marx!!  It is true every day of our lives. 

Jun 10, 2023 10:06 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I agree 100% with your summation Kathy Streib 

Jun 10, 2023 10:04 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS ,

This quote is so inspiring from Groucho Marx! It is up to us..its our call on how we want our day to go!

Jun 10, 2023 11:49 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

It is a.very positive approach to a great day Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

Jun 10, 2023 10:08 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Paul and never hear that one before and now I have.  Make it a great day!


Jun 10, 2023 11:59 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I have always enjoyed Groucho’s wisdom Will Hamm 

Jun 10, 2023 10:11 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Love this, Paul. This is why I have coined my saying, "LIV2DAY"! It really is up to each of us!

Jun 14, 2023 08:37 AM