How nice it is to simply write, be inspired and have no interruptions!
I will go back to Barnes & Noble and tell the brand name of this really cool book stand and manuscript stand that you can rotate on its side to hold any size of book and also clip documents/papers to it. This makes it very easy to do editing, as I do, for clients, and also to take quotes from books I am reading.
I am working on my friend’s memoirs and life story of inspiration and want to get it done in 2 or 3 weeks max. I will as long as I have the environment to work in.
I am looking for office space in Huntington Beach and though I cannot afford the very high prices of office space, perhaps I can find someone to barter work for the space with.
“Insight inspires Originality.” Who do you want to attract-Chapter 3 heading in the book I am reading called “Content Rules” by Ann Handley & C.C. Chapman.
I have always been open to positive change. When I got married in 1986 after I graduated college with my Associate Arts in Piano Pedagogy, my now-ex husband Mark was transferred with a raise and promotion to be the Chief Delta Representative for Boeing in Salt Lake City, UT.
I remember everyone being so sad but I saw it as a journey. Everyone made comments about being Mormon, but I knew nothing about the Mormons at that time. My ex and I learned about the Mormon church and what they had gone through to find peace. We wanted to know because there were more of them than use, and understanding paves the way to finding a common ground.
They appreciated our open-mindedness and welcomed us with open arms. I will never forget how young the people were who owned massive homes there. I told the relocation specialist “Why are you taking us down this street? We can’t afford any of these places?” He replied, “Yes you can!” It was as beautiful as I had ever seen a neighborhood and the Wasatch mountains were huge and the sky was clear and the very atmosphere inspired me to write long letters to my family and friends.
To think we could have got a 6 bedroom, 3 bath house with 3 levels and a huge back yard for $82,000 was beyond me. I loved how kind the neighbors were and how they were so willing to help us. (That was something I never saw in the busy southern CA I grew up in.)
I remember when I was sick with a cold once. All the neighbors rounded up a wagon and came to my door!
I am heart-warmed to this day thinking of it! Each neighbor had made something different and prepared it then lovingly put in the little red wagon! All the women in the Deseret Industries were like sisters and did things together, and I never ran into anybody who had more than one wife in all the many houses I went to for Progressive Dinners and other events. I just found that they invested a lot in their children and I taught about every kid on the block piano, and I loved it all.
Here in Garden Grove, CA in a strange city now called “Little Saigon” my neighborhood is a mish mash of Vietnamese, Cambodian, Korean and a few Latinos and White people-Snow White in my case! I laugh and say I am like “Snow White in Vietnam” because I have been saying hello to the same neighbors who still know no English! Why is that? Why don’t they take the same mind-set my ex and I did in going to “Mormon Land”? It is called consideration for others and when you have that it paves the way to understanding.
I think that people who come to this country should learn about American Culture and Customs so they can at least know simple phrases like: “hello”, “thank you”, and “excuse me.” Imagine how much better we would get along if that were put into place?
Looks like my neighborhood which mostly consists of large mansions owned by Vietnamese who have constructed larger places to outdo the other neighbor, ever striving to reach the Face of God one day.
I don’t think they will ever reach the summit.
My neighbor used to have a ranch style house and was very down to earth and friendly. I found that the larger the house grew the less they knew how to be people any more. Why is that? Is that a lesson we learn in life that the more materialistic we become the less grounded we are and appreciative of simple things. That is where I derive my greatest joys, are in the simple and yet fantastic small but great things in life. These are not bought out of a store and not contrived or seen in a popular magazine, but in nature and in people I come in contact with who are extraordinary and I learn from.
I am staying in nice hotel in Huntington Beach for a few days to get what I call “TLC Time” or Tender Loving Care Time, where I can write, think and plan what is going to happen in my not-too-far off future.
I am hoping to assume someone’s house payment in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley or some where equally as nice, with minimal down payment. I lived next to my mother Ramona, who now has advanced Alzheimer’s Disease and to cover the cost of her care we think will have to liquidate the property my dad-now in heaven-and mom got when I was 24 years old. It was supposed to be there for mom and dad and me, since I lived there for 12 years. If you are reading this and your are a private foundation or other entity our family hasn’t heard of, please step up to the plate and contact me.
People read what I write and I know words can change the outcome of time, so I am going to try here.
Interesting how Ave Maria is playing on Pandora.com on digital radio? Is that a sign that miracles are going to happen and we are going to find a great place where mom will have new friends and be happy? I surely hope and pray so, because she has become increasingly more needing since dad’s death a few months ago.
I am a very able minded disabled lady who doesn’t want sympathy but wants to be remembers for the gifts, talents and abilities I was blessed with. I am not one to look at closed doors but to look onward and upward much like my heroine Helen Keller did. It would be wonderful if we didn’t have to sell the house and if in one month a private foundation, housing program for disabled or we would find another way to pay for mom’s care in a senior home, which is expensive for dementia and Alzheimer’s care.
I am looking forward to my new neighborhood and I am not going to “assume I can’t afford what I want”, but as I usually do, I am going for what I know would make me happy.
I have even thought of being someone’s personal chef. My grandfather was a chef, my Nanny was a personal chef and had a guest house and loved it. If I cannot have Mr. Right yet, I can surely cook for a family, then I can entertain and play piano for them after the dinner is cooked!
I can dream, can’t I?
But then again the best things I have created in my life time all began with a dream or a vision, then they became a song, poem or a written work or a new dish or recipe.
Thank you Lord for this day of Inspired Words.
“In silence you can hear your spirit sing.”
You can quote me on that one.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
November 27th, 2012
In a world where people are glued to their Smart Phones and seldom look upward and at people when they talk, it is nice to see people write about the basics: integrity and honesty-the DNA of our soul.- Paulette Le Pore Motzko, Totally Inspired Mind, CARestaurantShowCase.com, CookingUpaStorminCa.ning.com.
I had no idea what a blog was and now on “Cooking Up a Storm All Over The World!” there are 200 members from all over the world, and it continually grows.
The CA Restaurant Show Case has built momentum and the services I offer my clients has grown because I am constantly learning and growing and becoming and I talk to a ton of people who are all goal-oriented, but good people.
In life you can have lots of money and still be a loser, I have known lots of them. I won’t call my ex a loser, but in essence he became one. He had the money, the house, and total success with his job, but he was the last to know it.
If you have lots of money but treat people like garbage, you are not a success in life. People such as this lower people to try and meet their lowly status, so they don’t feel so low. They think it works but it makes them only look meager and stupid.
After I became somewhat of a displaced worker not being able to support myself in Garden Grove, the neighborhood that “didn’t want a white teacher”, and after the police said my piano teacher’s sign went against some sort of stupid ordinance, I felt it was unfair but after a neighbor hacked the thing down, with out my permission, I found other things to do like what I currently do-Writing, food writing in particular, marketing, and photography.
I enjoy what I do but to get there took a lot of soul-searching.
In this first exercise, I am going to ask you to answer these questions on using a word processing program like MS Word, and write in the answers to:
What do you enjoy doing most?
What do you feel you have a special talent for?
Do you like working with people?
Do you enjoy working alone?
After answering these questions, then answer this one:
If you could do anything in the world for work, what would it be and why?
Then, wait until you see what you will uncover. You will be uncovering the very thing that will put into play the way you will earn a living doing what you love to do.
This is a proven fact: Those who do what they love excel at whatever they do. It is your passion.
The trick is to do what you love and just happen to earn a living doing it.
How do you do that?
Once you determine what your passions are, learn everything you can about that field and begin joining groups where you can meet others who are like-minded. Start talking to people who are at the top of their industry and find out how they did it.
Step 3 is to only associate with positive people and do not tell what you are doing to anyone who is not open-minded and positive. Otherwise you will be setting yourself up to failure and negative programming.
I removed all negativity from my life and people who were abusive. It took removing a brother who was verbally abusive and didn’t care about seeking help, but I did it and removed bleeding ulcers with it.
I was married to a real rocket scientist for 15 years and I became an artistic person who can think very logically. Some times the easiest way to accomplish something, and in this case, be very selective about who you associate with, is to remove the person out of your life.
Do you know why you should remove people who are abusive physically or verbally? Because they HURT YOU. They either mess with your mind or your body and you don’t need either! Cast them into the sea and bury them. When you do this, do you know what happens?
You feel better, as though you had a weight lifted.
I know because I have 3 family members who are like this and I removed them, and got rid of bleeding ulcers with by doing it.
I speak from experience, and I wish I didn’t but I do. Good news is, I came out the other end and not only survived but THRIVED.
When you elimate the junk out of your life, be it people or stuff, you free yourself for POSITIVITY TO COME INTO YOUR LIFE. YOU WILL THINK CLEARER, MOVE FASTER, AND FEEL YOUNGER WHEN YOU ARE NOT CARRYING AROUND A LEAD WEIGHT ON YOUR LEG OR YOUR SPIRIT.
I DID IT.
I only associate with people who are:
Who Care about the World Around Them
and they avoid anything that can damage who they are or alter their state of being like drugs and alcohol or cigarettes.
By avoiding these things, it shows you care about yourself and want to make in investment in yourself so you will be here for the “long haul”, so to speak.
So, I will leave you with these thoughts and hope that you will not only try this very telling and informative excercise, but that it helps those who read it.
It can be transformational. I have had 3 people do this exercise and they told me I was in the wrong line of work and said I should be a Life Coach. Well, my book is being written daily, and that could be where my story is heading.
Until the next installment of Totally Inspired Mind, I would love you to tell others about this blog and hopefully add your positive words and helpful information as well.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
What I am Thankful For
Photography & Text By Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Blog Posting on November 18th, 2012
I got the idea for a Thanksgiving post two years ago which I got the name by reading a story in Time Magazine called “A Year in Review in Words and Pictures.” I cannot remember who wrote it but I loved the concept of it. If you pick the right picture it can tell a story in itself. I am a very visual person and I am turning into a “Photo-Journalist”, now that I know what one is.
I am asking you my readers to write a list of the things you are thankful for, the people in your life, the simple pleasures, even things we all take for granted like breathing, opening your eyes!
I hope that this will encourage more to write in and in doing so this will become a “patchwork quilt” embroidered with the stories and vignettes of simple pleasures that the members of this site are THANKFUL FOR. Also, I hope you all take the time to find photos of those you hold dear, the special times you are thankful for and include as many as you would like of those as well.
If you have questions about how to upload photos, videos or any kind of post on the site, feel free to ask me! There is no question that is silly. I know that firsthand from being a teacher for 20 years.
I think that so far people have thought that I meant the “things” as in monetary things, but the “things” I am talking about here are the things you cannot buy in stores, as those are the most valuable.
I think this would be a great family exercise any time of year, not just for Thanksgiving. You probably will learn a few things about the people who are close to you by doing it too.
So here are the things Paulette Motzko is thankful for on 2:24 p.m. November 18th, 2012. It is not necessary to say “I’m thankful for after” each thing you mention. Just one header is fine followed by a semicolon.
I am thankful for:
My new found health
Losing nearly 80 pounds and feeling better and looking better than I have looked in 20 years.
Looking more like I did when I was in my 20’s
Having clear goals about my life and my “present” that I open daily that will lead me to my future
Doing something I love after doing a lot of research on how to merge the things I do well that I love
Seeing my business begin to really flourish
Having wonderful people in my life like my sweet mother and my older brother Bob who thinks before he speaks and is kind and loving, and the many friends I know who have become family. I am also thankful for Lucky our dog when he doesn’t bark!
That I am the kind of person who sees the best in a person and always urges someone to meet their full potential.
I am thankful for the pills I take, primarily Vimpat, which is the best drug for epilepsy that has been released in my life time. It enables me to think clearly, do what I do, feel great every day and live the best life I can. I know the best is yet to come for me.
I am thankful for having medical insurance to finally pay for my very expensive medicine. I don’t have to sell things each month! Took me 7 years to get it!
I am thankful that mom taught me phonetics when I was a 4 and that my parents encouraged learning and always stopped what they were doing to answer questions. I am thankful that my parents encouraged the arts and always made me feel special.
I am happy that they let me “Play by Ear” until I was 18, when I went to college and learned the names of everything I already knew. I found out I was what they call “a natural.”
I am thankful for optimism that I inherited from my mother and the warm gentle spirit she also gave me.
I am thankful people tell me I have “a really good karma”.
I am thankful that I was taught to value people first and things second. I practice that philosophy to this day and will never wear a thing on my ear because people who do that block out all the sights and sounds and people around them by being in their own world.
I am thankful for my mother who was a people person and made me one too. Who gave me optimism and charismatic spirit that still shines bright today.
I am thankful for swings to play on and remember my child inside me, beaches to walk the pier on, wide open green spaces, tea pots and tea parties where interesting warm hearted people gather round a table where the conversation is better than the tea!
I am also thankful that I can see life through the eyes of a photographer that there are so many stories waiting to happen and that I haven’t lost my zest for life at 51. I am also happy that the young guys still guess me at 38 and genuinely look shocked when I tell them I am not.
I am thankful that I can see the limitless potential in people and my best joy is help them flourish. To me it is like taking a bulb that is planted deep within the earth and watching it bloom in the spring time.
I guess I will sign off for now. This list is never ending in one’s life, and can be constantly updated as life merrily goes on.
Mom and Paulette yesterday Thanksgiving 2012
You took the words right out of my mouth. 🙂
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
IT is nice to see positive articles like this one. Women helping women and mentoring women leads to fantastic reformations of lives and of the human spirit.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko