“I Need a Silent Night Amy Grant Lyrics” (I know it’s not Christmas but we all could use a silent night!)

Whoever wrote the lyrics to this gorgeous song really outdid themselves. Amidst all the news stories that swirl around the globe each day, I think we all could use a little “Peace on Earth” and I hope the you find it….. even if it’s simply in your heart or in your soul.

Written and compiled by Paulette Motzko.

I hope our world one day becomes a more peaceful place to live.

Have a peaceful Silent Night in July. Why not?

I know I shared this beautiful song around Christmas last year, but I couldn’t resist tonight as a storm blows in to Las Vegas and the winds are blowing, and my sinuses are acting up because of it.

With my Sleepytime tea by my side, and love in my heart to yours, I wish you all peace Wherever You Are.

Non toxic Eco-Friendly Cheap Dishwasher Detergent Made with Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap (Updated JULY 19, 2018)

  • 1/2 cup Dr. Bronner’s Unscented Liquid Castile Soap.

(I use the unscented variety so I can scent it any way I want using essential oils derive from natural sources. I use it on my hair and I dilute to wash my hands and body and you can use it for a whole variety of other things like even laundry. I just don’t know the proportions yet, but I will.

This product has been around for many many years and is all derived from natural sources and is eco-friendly.

Since it’s derived from cleaners like olive oil you’ll notice that your hands will feel softer when you use it; I did immediately 2 years ago.

You can use just a tiny bit of this and it’s concentrated so you can make a whole lot of it with one bottle.

I noticed it when I wash my hands my ring sparkles more than it did before I wash them! That means it is not putting any kind of weird film on your skin or body or anything else, and the cleaners work so well that it has the ability of cleaning and rinsing off completely.)

  • 1/4 cup spring water
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 drops tea tree oil acts like an antibacterial agent
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar

Simply mix all ingredients in a quart-size mason jar and use 2 tablespoons of your dishwasher and I found the best results came from eliminating the baking soda or Borax in the bottom of your dishwasher instead put one cup of distilled white vinegar and it acts as a cleaning agent, Degreaser and helps cut any soap film.

The tea tree oil acts like an antibacterial and kills germs.

Written and compiled by Paulette Motzko.

Recipe courtesy of Jamie Del Balso from Delicious and Nutritious- Real Food in Real Life a Journey Blog.

Adapted by Paulette Motzko.

July 2018.

https://www.drkarenslee.com/non-toxic-and-cheap-dishwasher-detergent/

Watch “Coldplay – Up&Up (Official Video)” on YouTube

If you haven’t seen this very surreal Incredible video from Coldplay… take a look!

The company that created this really outdid themselves in terms of special effects and CGI effects and really creating some eye-popping, surreal effects that make you take a second look and, in some cases think.

Listen to the words in the song.

I love the aerial shot of the city with flowers growing out of it. A symbol of life rather than destruction.

I know this video came out 2 years ago but I just saw it for the first time tonight, so it is brand new to me.

That’s the thing about life and living in that the more you expose yourself experiences the more you can experience things for the first time and they are innocence brand new to you.

Wherever you maybe, and in whatever country you may live in, I hope you are blessed in every way abundantly.

I hope everything you do prospers.

Thank you for tuning in!

Written and compiled by Paulette L. Motzko.

July 16th, 2018. 11:48 p.m.

Make sure you keep growing in abilities, talents and growing as a human being by Paulette Motzko

Our lives are so long that I know that I’ve done many things in my lifetime and I’m not even close to the end of it yet.

It’s okay to reevaluate what you’re doing from time to time, and see if what you do really fits you any longer. It’s okay to shock everybody and do something radically different to, especially if that’s what you really want and if that’s what would make you truly happy.

The only person that you’re competing with in this world is yourself.

Always remember those poignant words.

Sometimes it takes a long time to figure out what you want to really do but at least try something because there’s no time wasted and there’s no bad job if you’re making money because you’re gaining experience and building strength and learning new skills you would have had otherwise. You’re also learning and growing as a person and becoming more worldly.

It’s also easier to get the job you really want when you’re working.

Sometimes we don’t understand why we have challenges and why our faith is challenged, but we do and that’s part of life.

Don’t ever feel like you’re the only one going through trials and tribulations. That’s part of living on this rarth just as well as joys are as well as sorrow as well as triumphs and as well as the stellar feeling of satisfaction.

Sometimes the worst times in your life can lead to the best and it’s a process, so don’t quit before you arrive at the place you were working for!

It would be awfully said wouldn’t it if you quit before you finished the race.

If you have to listen to Joel Osteen motivational videos on YouTube or any other motivational speaker do it!

Join Audible and get educated and grows a person by listening to audiobooks.

Take a class or two in a community college if you can’t afford a large University and better your skills and retrain yourself to do something you really want.

But the worst thing you can do in life to do nothing at all, or doubt your abilities.

Practice positive self-talk everyday and associate with people who are positive for you no answer the phone and who you can count on. If they don’t represent your value system you probably don’t need them in your life. Nobody likes a hypocrite or someone who is two-faced and who talks very nicely to them but behind their back stabs them.

Periodically go through your address book like I’ve been doing over the last few days and started weeding through it, casting out old contacts, or people who you have no idea who they are because it’s been so long since you contacted that person or they you!

I hope all who read this work towards not just paying the bills but to have the freedom to do anything you want.

I also hope you know the satisfaction that you’re doing work that you believe in.

Written by Paulette L. Motzko.

Image Photography by Paulette L. Motzko.

Copyright July 2018.

1:47 a.m.

The Moon is Made of Gold by Rickie Lee Jones

The song just came up on my Spotify playlist and it always transports me back in time 17 years ago when I was first divorced from the Polish rocket scientist I had been married to for 15 years.

I dated a Cuban computer software developer for 6 years who oddly developed software that Boeing used that my ex-husband still works at.

I remember simply watching sunsets by Newport Harbor and the sea air so fresh and clean and the casual southern California mentality I miss so much living in the dusty, hot desert of Nevada.

I swear that moon was really made if gold.

He has moved on and so have I but good memories are worth playing back in the “Theater in Your Mind”.

In life, you just have to focus on positive memories and discard the rest.

Kind of like your throwing them into a ravine but they disintegrate right before your eyes like fairy dust!

How’s that for a nice visual?

I hope you all cherish and remember the great memories in your life and make some new great memories today too!

Written and compiled by Paulette Motzko

Watch “12 Household Uses for Borax That You Should Know” on YouTube

My mom used to use this simple cleaner all the time when I was a kid growing up and I just used it for my kitchen sink and it worked fantastic! I bought a whole bunch of borax and put it in a cleaned out glass Nescafe jar under my sink. That way, I can use it for all kinds of cleaning uses from laundry to the sink, or scrubbing counters. Tomorrow I’m going to use it in the bathroom sink since it works so well and bathtub.

I recommend you wear really good rubber gloves when you use it though. Even though it’s a natural product, it has a really powerful enzyme affect on whatever you put it on.

Tonight I’m going to put one cup of it in my toilet and tomorrow it’s going to be almost effortless to clean, which will be awesome.

For my sink in my bathroom I just got an old bath back scrubber that I never liked and I just put on rubber gloves and put my cleanser on and then I use that back scratcher now a dedicated bathroom cleaner. I should call it my “back saver” now.

When I do the tub I can just reach inside there using the long handle it cleans a lot better and easier and my back doesn’t kill me, hence back saver.

In the video you definitely may not need anything to do with fleas, or bugs or any of those things they talked about on there but, nonetheless it’s good knowledge.

It’s nice when you find the simple product like that that endures hundreds of years and you can use it for a multitude of uses and it really works well and it’s eco-friendly.

Written and compiled by Paulette Motzko.

July 10th, 2018. 10:57 p.m.

From CNN: They wanted to see their soldier son-in-law. They ended up at a detention center.

They wanted to see their soldier son-in-law. They ended up at a detention center.

Such a sad story and I’ll do too good old Trump. I would say 95% if every action Trump has taken since he was president his head ill effects on not just the United States with the world. Trump has no conscience that’s how we can do stuff like that nor does he have any compassion.

Commentary by Paulette Motzko.

July 10th, 2018. 7:40 p.m.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/10/us/immigration-ice-grandparents-army-trnd/index.html

From CNN: Officer points gun at group of children

Officer points gun at group of children

Anybody who aims a gun that’s loaded at a kid that has no weapon or anything shouldn’t be a police officer.

Office duty isn’t in order but rather the guy shouldn’t be a police officer. That’s crazy. It’s a prime example of overtraining and overdoing it, and a sad commentary on what the world come to in 2018.

Commentary by Paulette Motzko.

July 10th, 2018. 7:37 p.m.

https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2018/07/09/officer-officer-points-gun-at-a-group-of-minors-orig-tc.cnn

Life before cell phones: Do you remember a time when you looked into someone’s eyes when you spoke to them? Do you remember when you had a real up close, memorable, enjoyable conversation?

Turn your phone off and turn on and tune in to life! It’s not too late!

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko.

Photography, digital art and graphic design by

Paulette L. Motzko,

PLM Studios.

Copyright July 10th 2018.

2 p.m.

When you’re over 50 years old as I admit I am, you become a walking piece of History.

I remember Walter Cronkite’s telecast on Channel 2 News on a black tube TV when I was a kid announcing the first lunar Landing.

I remember looking up things in the library system and using the Dewey Decimal System.

Are there any kids today that would know how to look something up in the library in the Dewey Decimal System?

If they had to do a research paper to get a Ph.d would they know how to do it? Or would they just sit there talking into Google all day?

Did you ever think that in the time that you told all your friends what you’re doing on Facebook you could have done something really cool instead?

When I was in high school I looked up things quite often in the Encyclopedia Britannica, and I always found the information I needed, with the help of some great, extraordinary Librarians with Master’s degrees in Library Science, rather than using my Vocal Search that I use daily on my Galaxy Note 4 phablet.

Technology has its place and the incredible technologies we possess enable to do things faster than we ever dreamed and information is accessed at a rate that is almost abnormal.

Instead of parents reading to their children, teaching them phonetics as my mom did me, and exposing them to reading books, and exposing them to new ideas and helping them become more well-rounded human beings, quite often a parent in 2018 will stick a smartphone in the kids hands at an unusually early age.

Unfortunately this doesn’t give any kind of bonding at all for the child and the parent gets an easy time out but the child is greatly deprived of the kind of attention that old-school parenting and reading and nurturing gives.

I see babies in strollers basically raised by apps or babysitters and not by the parent learning any kind of language skills whatsoever which is really sad and pathetic compared to what it used to be. The sad thing is the kind of talking I hear a lot of parents say is simply “shut up” so you wonder where the kid turns out to be a real loser later in life if he doesn’t have any positive role models to encourage him or her.

Watch what you say around children because they absorb it like a sponge and they will live up to your words.

Spend more time talking to your children and your family and really spending quality time with them. After all, they won’t be around forever.

Here’s the test to see if your addicted to the internet.

Remove Facebook and Twitter off your Smart device and free up all the space on it. Now watch how much time you just gave Yourself by doing that!

Just think about all the cool software you can put on your smartphone that does something really awesome with the 4GB Facebook takes for the app and the messenger.

Now ask your absolute best friends to share cell phone numbers with those friends that you called friends and see how many really share the number.

I was on Facebook 10 years and maybe a dozen gave me their cell phone number out of 1000!!!!

So in retrospect I was really wasting my time wasn’t I?

You want to have high quality friends even if it’s only 5 of them rather than 5,000 you don’t even know.

If you’re brave and courageous enough to remove those apps off your device and you don’t feel any kind of remorse or anything else once they’re off you probably weren’t addicted and it’s just something you did as a hobby.

If you noticed you feel anxious, and it kind of bugs you haven’t not having the networking sites there, go ahead and stick them back on.

Watch it though, Facebook and Twitter full of a lot of people doing a lot of nothing substantial that truly matters.

Give yourself a certain amount of time on them then happily walk away, and then get off of it and go do something else.

I call it be out with life in the living not behind a monitor or a cell phone

Make sure we don’t replace people with robots and take the very technology that we created to make our life as human beings easier and instead minimize human being’s ability to think, reason and to communicate in a normal way in the real world.

Do something wonderful that you’ve been wanting to do for a long time but you haven’t had the chance.

For every hour that you’re doing computer work get away from it for an hour or more.

Life’s too great to just simply look at computer screens.

Impress Yourself and Be True To Your Heart and Don’t Compete With Others – Paulette L. Motzko

Image of Paulette Motzko photographed by “T”

Photo editing and Digital Art by Paulette Motzko,

PLM Studios

Copyright July 2018

Sunday, July 8th, 2018.

11:39 p.m.; 2:12 a.m.

There are a few simple guidelines I operate by in life and some of them are:

  1. Put Integrity and value first, no matter what anybody else does.
  2. If you’re in business don’t be afraid to turn jobs down that would undermine your integrity or would be beneath what you represent.
  3. Fine tune your game plan every day.
  4. Be a voracious reader and lifelong learner.
  5. If you wonder how some thing is done, do research and then find out how to do it. Then, if you really want to do something cool, show someone else how to do it afterwards. You might learn to do it so well that you are able to mentor someone else in the future!
  6. Spend time in nature or at a minimum sunshine everyday. If you don’t have sunshine and the weather is dismal or rainy, then put on nature sounds for listen to the rain outside your window. Open the window slightly so you can hear it. Nature sounds are calming because we’re connected to them.
  7. Exercise and spend time building your balance, stamina, and concentration through exercises like yoga and Tai Chi.
  8. Keep only quality people around you who represent your ideals and ethical beliefs.
  9. Try to make as many voice-to-voice phone calls as you possibly can instead of texting. You will find that you’re going to be building more quality relationships because you’re going to hear vocal intonation that you wouldn’t have heard otherwise. It’s a much more human, highly personal way to communicate too- the way we did things before cell phones were invented! Another Fringe benefit that will blend over into other areas of your life, is that you’ll have fewer distractions while you work on more important projects.
  10. The satisfaction from communicating in a more old school way and avoiding some of the new School Technology is incredible. It will make you feel more relaxed and less like a tech geek.
  11. Try to minimize multi-tasking, and instead focus on quality, quality and more quality. Work on one specific thing at a time and keep your concentration level high into the best that you’re able.

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko.

Above image created by Paulette L. Motzko