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I am grateful for my location…

Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty Washington LLC


I find myself reflecting on the numerous blessings that living in Washington State has brought into my life. This beautiful corner of the Pacific Northwest has provided me with countless reasons to be grateful.


First and foremost, the natural beauty of Washington State is a constant source of wonder and joy. The lush forests, majestic mountains, and pristine lakes and rivers have offered me endless opportunities for outdoor exploration and recreation. From hiking in the Cascades to sailing on Puget Sound, I've been able to connect with nature in a way that has enriched my life and kept me active and healthy.


Another reason for gratitude is the sense of community that permeates Washington. The people here are known for their friendliness, inclusivity, and strong sense of environmental stewardship. This welcoming atmosphere has made me feel at home and allowed me to forge meaningful connections with fellow residents.


Living in Washington State has also provided me with access to world-class healthcare and educational institutions. As I've aged, the proximity to renowned medical facilities and senior care services has given me peace of mind, knowing that I am in capable hands. Additionally, Washington's commitment to education has allowed me to continue learning and growing, even in my later years.


Furthermore, I am thankful for the cultural diversity and vibrant arts scene that enriches my life. Museums, theaters, and music venues in Seattle and other cities have offered me countless opportunities to explore different aspects of human creativity and expression.



In conclusion, as a resident of Washington State, I am profoundly grateful for the natural beauty, welcoming community, top-notch healthcare and education, and cultural richness that this state has bestowed upon me. It's a place that has allowed me to savor life's beauty and possibilities, and for that, I am truly blessed

Posted by

 and courtesy of 

Paul S. Henderson, Residential Real Estate Broker 

Tacoma Washington 

Realtor ® BPOR, CRS, GRI, CDPE

Fathom Realty WA LLC


South Puget Sound in Washington State





Paul's Service Area



As a Residential Broker and Relocation Specialist, I sell homes in or around ,Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Steilacoom,  University Place, DuPont and Hartstene Pointe in Washington State.
Please visit my website at http://www.hartstenepointe.com to search for information 

(all information is believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed or warranted in any way)

Referrals are always welcomed and appreciated, Thank-you!

(As a member of the NWMLS, this blog post is intended to comply with NWMLS rules as pertaining to blogging.)





Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Hi Paul! What a lovely post and your photos are breathtaking, as always! Your passion for your beautiful state shines through your every word. How fortunate you are to live in an area that offers so much that seems to perfectly fit your every fiber. 

I am an outdoorsy person as well and can totally relate to all that Washington has to offer with regards to the great outdoors. I have only traveled to Seattle and remember being in awe of how beautifully green everything is and the flower blooms seemed to be triple what we have here! I suppose it's all those afternoon showers they get in Seattle?! 

Thank you for sharing in this month's challenge, Paul! Looking forward to your next one.

Nov 11, 2023 07:25 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Paul:

What wonderful photos to showcase the area where you live. You certainly enjoy life in a beautiful area, AND are the agent to help those who also want that lifestyle!


Nov 11, 2023 07:57 PM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

Paul, your post has my complete support. I share your love for the awe-inspiring snowy peaks, the splendid waters of Puget Sound, and the incredible wildlife that graces both land and water.

We are truly blessed to have all we need in this place, with views that nourish our souls.

Nov 11, 2023 08:04 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Paul, Even though I haven't visited Washington State, your images are truly awe-inspiring! Your passion for your magnificent state shines through in your words. How lucky you are to live in a place that has so much to offer and perfectly matches your interests!

Nov 11, 2023 10:52 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

How wonderful to live in a place that is truly "home!" I totally understand!

Nov 12, 2023 03:00 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You definitely live in a very beautiful place, as I have seen through the photos you have shared.  It's certainly an area that I want to visit when I am able to do so!

Nov 12, 2023 04:47 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Nov 12, 2023 04:57 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Paul,

I love your post with the glowing report of why you love living in Washington State! You have such beautiful natural beauty to surround yourself and add a welcoming community and you have it all!

Nov 12, 2023 05:18 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. Am I getting old and my memory frail or has it been too long since our paths have crossed here I the Rain? Never been to Washington but have always heard good things about its beauty. You are indeed a lucky man. Enjoy your day.

Nov 12, 2023 05:50 AM
Wayne Martin

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - curiousity had me check. I indeed have missed some of your recent posts so my memory is still there. That said, my timing was not. 

Nov 12, 2023 05:57 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Paul...you're back! Hurray! Loved your gratitude post on Washington... makes it sound very enticing.

Nov 12, 2023 07:38 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Paul.  You have put into words what I am feeling more and more everyday.  Pacific Northwest very special and I feel very fortunate  to be part of it.  Any quick get a way is usually in or including Washington.  It is all you describe.  m

Nov 12, 2023 07:53 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

Good morning, Paul.
Washington is definitely a beautiful state and has a lot to offer residents and visitors. I just wish they'd reduce the exorbitant gas tax. 🙄

Nov 12, 2023 08:27 AM
Eileen Burns 954.483.3912
Trans State Commercial Realty Inc. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

Love you photos Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS I have visited your lovely Seattle when Starbucks debuted.  I connected with several hundred women as a National Delegate for CREW Commercial Real Estate Women.  

I never realized your streets remind me of San Francisco on our morning walk up and down those hills.  One can feel their mortality!  So many beautiful nature points to visit and enjoy.  I see why you love your surroundings.

Nov 12, 2023 08:56 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I'm like you, Paul.  I enjoy the spot of earth I reside on.  There's lots to experience in Sacramento.  And, within a 100 miles or so.

Nov 12, 2023 04:27 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

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Nov 12, 2023 04:28 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

You know how much I enjoy your readership, thank you Myrl Jeffcoat 

Nov 18, 2023 04:37 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS -  There is no disputing what a wonderful area you live in.  You have not missed any detail.  Your passion shows how much you love your state.  

Nov 12, 2023 05:24 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a great post to share with families considering a move to the area.

I will share it on Twitter.

Nov 13, 2023 06:55 AM
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Conroe/Willis, TX

Hi Paul.  I love this first photo and I love your area.  My son lives in Seattle but used to live on the base close to where you are.  We visited in 2019 and had such a great time.  I am wanting to go back.  The scenery there is breathtaking!  I am thankful I got to visit!

Nov 13, 2023 11:53 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Paul and I am should your location is great and love the pictures you share with us here in the Rain.


Nov 13, 2023 12:54 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

We enjoy the San Juan island ferry ride to Friday Harbor when visiting our kids. Love that place Paul!

Dec 10, 2023 12:13 PM