Dont Be Discouraged. It’s Often The Last Key in the Bunch That Opens the Lock!

Dont Be Discouraged. It's Often The Last Key in the Bunch That Opens the Lock!

This very poignant quote comes from my friends at I follow everything they do on Facebook and you can too!

Persistence is a hard one to follow when you have tried many other options, but much like this quote, the last call might be the one that helps you!

I can say that today because I talked to a clinical social worker named Mary who listened to my plight, the hell I have undergone with my family fighting over the place I am living in, causing me health problems. She is going to help me get a studio apartment and help me raise my quality of life 200%.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
January 31st, 2013

Here is a great article written by Nancy K. on a blog entitled “Nancy Coaches” for your reading enjoyment.
I will never wear an ear piece or talk to myself when I am walking, looking like a crazy person. When you wear an ear piece in public you are also wearing blinders to what is going on around you!
Few people are really that important to warrant it.
Live in the moment and for a day, turn off your cell phone, tell your friends what you are doing, and work on something, put your entire heart, soul and body into it! Watch what happens-you will finish what you begin!
Paulette Le Pore Motzko

“Write Your Sad Times in Sand Your Great Times in Stone


“Write your sad times in sand, write your great times in stone.”- George Bernard Shaw

If this doesn’t speak reams about what you place importance on in life, I don’t know what does. Thank you Beedempled Brain on Facebook for showing me this fantastic quote from the late great George Bernard Shaw.

I hope it inspires my 728 followers as much as it did me.


Paulette Le Pore Motzko



“In this short Life that only lasts an hour…..

In this short life that only lasts an hour….

How much- how little – is within our power.”

– Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson hated to go out in public and wrote very deep poems, each one being numbered instead of named. I have her complete works by Ralph Franklin, the Director of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library  at Yale University and two other books about Emily Dickinson. She is one of the many authors I read about when studying and analyzing the works of Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe, Henry David Thoreau, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Carl Sands-who was a woman, but used a man’s name because women did not have the rights that they do today and would never have gotten published! Can you believe it?

This one is short but it is very true.

Needless our lives don’t really last an hour, but she uses that as a metaphor to show how quickly time goes by.


The Sea Speaks To Me In Words That Sound like Waves


Photography and Poetry by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Copyright January 2013

The Sea Speaks to Me

In Words that sound like waves,

In the song of the sea gulls that fly over me and sing a sea song

In people who smile

In the surfers that never grow old

In the salt scented air that blows through my hair and kisses my face

And in the palm trees that line the coast

IN the sand left in my shoes…

And the lone shell that used to inhabit a sea creature that is now a memory….of the sea…and me

and my reverie…

Making me glad I am alive.

Photo Montage II: Carl Sandburg’s “Dreams in the Dusk” and Paulette Le Pore Motzko’s “Saying Goodbye to the Day”


Dreams in the Dusk by Carl Sandburg &

Saying Goodbye to the Day by Paulette L. Motzko Photo Montage II,

Copyright January 2013

Dreams in the dusk,

Only dreams closing the day

And with the day’s close going back

To the gray things, the dark things,

The far, deep things of dreamland.

Dreams, only dreams in the dusk,

Only the old remembered pictures

Of lost days when the day’s loss

Wrote in tears the heart’s loss.

Tears and loss and broken dreams

May find your heart at dusk.


“Young Sea” by Carl Sandburg & Photography “Big Expanse of Blue” by Paulette Le Pore Motzko Photo Montage I


Young Sea & Big Expanse of Blue

Photographic Word Montage by Paulette Le Pore Motzko and Carl Sandburg

The sea is never still.

It pounds on the shore

Restless as a young heart,


The sea speaks

And only the stormy hearts

Know what it says:

It is the face

        of a rough mother speaking.

The sea is young.

One storm cleans all the hoar

And loosens the age of it.

I hear it laughing, reckless.

They love the sea,

Men who ride it

And know they will die

Under the salt of it

Let only the young come,

Says the sea.

Let them kiss my face

And hear me.

I am the last word

And I tell

Where storms and stars come from.


Discovering Your Joy-Capitalizing on Your Assets

ExtraordinaryViewPointsDiscoverYourJoy1.25.2013Some times we need to do a little self-introspection to find out what we were meant to do.

I did a lot of that when I couldn’t earn a living teaching piano any more, or at least in my area. We don’t have to do one thing in life any how. The more “irons you have in the fire” the more chance you have of earning a living. Most investment consultants suggest that you have at least two sources of income, so if one phases out, you have a back up that will take over.

Take out a piece of paper, your journal or your word processing program and write down 10 things that you love to do most. Things that give you joy and you could do it all day.

Then after you write those things down, write down another list of your skills and special abilities or talents.

This could take a week to do, but then again, you are worth a week of your time, aren’t you?

The more you get to know YOU, the better chance you will arrive at a career that you were meant to live.

Once you get your two lists-The first being what gives you joy and your passions, and the second-your special abilities and talents, look at them and analyze them all.

Look and see if you can see a career that combines a combination of the talents that you use all in one.

Make a list of the candidates of jobs/careers. Career is what you are shooting for, because it has a future, a way you can advance and it is something you will be doing 5 years from now.

If you have an Android phone or IPhone with the Vocal Search app on it, talk into it and say your abilities and then say the word “careers in _________” and see what you come up with.

These are brainstorming methods for arriving at jobs you will truly love.

People that do what they love live longer, have less stress and their days go by so quickly they don’t even realize it.

I hope that at least a dozen of my readers out of the 712 followers I have on this site do this, then write in with what they came up with. It should be interesting.

If even one of my 700+ readers discover a new life for themselves that helps them feel rewarded and happy, this was worth writing and posting for the world to see!

Chapters like this one is an example of what will be in my upcoming book. If you would like to get on my Book List, email me at:

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Prayer is a Cry of Gratitude and Love in the Midst of Trial and Joy

Prayer is a Cry of Gratitude and Love in the Midst of Trial and Joy

That quote came from a saint I am was named after when I was confirmed in 2001-Therese. She promised to shower roses from the Throne of God for anyone who prayed for her intercession to God.

I don’t understand it but I have many roses I have found-where no roses grow-after praying the Chaplet of St. Therese.

Then again, we don’t have to understand everything. We never will.

We should worry less about what we all believe, what race we are and things that stop us from communicating with one another. Tolerance and understanding are the bridges to the signing the next Peace Treaty.

The Happiest People Don’t Have The Best of Everything

The Happiest People Don't Have The Best of Everything

They Just Make the Best of Everything.

It is all in perspective ya know folks!

Your view on life is your single biggest asset you have.
Remove the people who drag you down and only associate with positive people who have the same morals you do.
There is no use being around anything less than that.

After all, who you avoid is just as important as who you are around. By avoiding the unpleasant souls in the world, whose only purpose is to drag you down and be a naysayer, you are insuring you won’t end up like them!

This image I found on Face Book, one of my favorite sites in the world. I have met more extraordinary people on there than any other.
The photo came from Positive Inspirational Quotes. An awesome site on Facebook. Search em’ and you will get a feed of the many poignant things I do each day. I look forward to them every day!

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
January 24th, 2013

Great Read: 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans

Great Read: 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans

A picture I took of the book with my Android 4G MyTouch phone…it is a great book and I am still reading it.

Dr. Karl Pellemer, Ph.D interviews senior citizens from all walks of life with a variety of backgrounds and asks them questions about what they valued, how they described success, topics like marriage, children, money and other interesting things.

He terms older Americans as “Experts on Living”, which I really love. It is a new way of thinking about the people who have endured, did without, and lived in a time when cell phones hadn’t been invented yet or “asking google” etc.

I have loved every page and feel touched,  looking at my world through new eyes.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

January 22, 2013