This very poignant quote comes from my friends at LiveLifeHappy.com. 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 … Continue reading Dont Be Discouraged. It’s Often The Last Key in the Bunch That Opens the Lock!
Did I love enough? Did I laugh enough? and my favorite….. Did I make a difference? Continue reading At The End of The Day, The Only Three Questions I Will Ask Myself are:
Will always find a way to discourage yours. If you are a visionary, an artist, a writer, a creator, choose carefully who you tell about the projects you are working on. The wrong people can squelch your baby before it even has a chance to be born. Paulette Le Pore Motzko January 28th, 2013 4:02 p.m. Continue reading People Who Are Too Weak To Follow Their Own Dreams…
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 … Continue reading
“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. … Continue reading “Write Your Sad Times in Sand Your Great Times in Stone
Here is a wonderful post from “A Figment of Ur Imagination”… Paulette Le Pore Motzko Continue reading
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 … Continue reading “In this short Life that only lasts an hour…..
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 … Continue reading The Sea Speaks To Me In Words That Sound like Waves
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 … Continue reading Photo Montage II: Carl Sandburg’s “Dreams in the Dusk” and Paulette Le Pore Motzko’s “Saying Goodbye to the Day”
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, Hunting. 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 … Continue reading “Young Sea” by Carl Sandburg & Photography “Big Expanse of Blue” by Paulette Le Pore Motzko Photo Montage I
Some 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 … Continue reading Discovering Your Joy-Capitalizing on Your Assets
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. … Continue reading Prayer is a Cry of Gratitude and Love in the Midst of Trial and Joy
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 … Continue reading The Happiest People Don’t Have The Best of Everything
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein
Continue reading “The Gift of Imagination…the beginning of anything extraordinary in the world.”
Here is a great article on how to write a comprehensive but concise job description from Patton McDowell & Associates Blog. Continue reading Writing Job Descriptions
HOW TO VALIDATE YOURSELF. Continue reading HOW TO VALIDATE YOURSELF
Practice Self-Love. Continue reading Practice Self-Love
A picture is worth 1000 words. This safe has been through a lot. Tell its story. Image credit: “safe” – © 2007 Paul Keller – made available under Attribution 2.0 Generic Continue reading A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words….
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 … Continue reading Great Read: 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans
Here is a great quote from Bernice Johnson Reagon from Encouragement Blogs. Continue reading Here is a quote for your reading pleasure…
Seagulls Spirits Soaring. Continue reading Seagulls Spirits Soaring
Does this look like winter-time? Well, amazingly it is though in Huntington Beach, CA, a place I love, I lived when I was married and a place I come back to daily. I just want to make enough money to live here or find a nice non smoking room mate who doesn’t party all night, drives, has a dependable job and is a good person. … Continue reading Huntington Beach Surfers in January
I took this shot yesterday on one of the clearest days in a long time in Huntington Beach. Everybody was in good spirits with custom his and her bikes on the pier, and this lone gull sat proudly on top of the announcement for the Marathon. Photos are copy protected. If The City of Huntington Beach and any other sponsors of the marathon would like … Continue reading HB Marathon & Half Marathon Seagull Proudly Sits
In southern CA you can tell what time of the year it is by the type of kites that are flying and the whirligig-the things blowing in the photo, people are selling. I hope by Feb 14th, everybody has someone to be with, including me. My dog might be cute but he doesn’t hold a conversation very well! Continue reading Valentine’s Day Is Coming Soon
America’s Child Haiku by Paulette Le Pore Motzko America’s Child All races and creeds unite One equal common bond All being given The same equal rights Shelter, food and love I see too many Who suffer and have nothing Urgent need is here Continue reading Haiku: America’s Child
This photo was taken January 19th, 2013 with my Nikon 24 MP DSLR camera. Continue reading Huntington Beach Promenade Palm Trees Standing in a Row
Taken by photographer Paulette Le Pore Motzko January 19th, 2013. I took this with my new Nikon 24 MP DSLR camera. All photos copyright protected. If you would like to use one of Paulette Motzko’s photographs in your magazine contact her at: TotallyInspiredPC@gmail.com Continue reading Looking From the Pier
Taken yesterday January 19th, 2013 it was one of the most beautiful days I have seen in years in Huntington Beach yesterday. I wish I could capture days like that in a vial and take it with me every where. All photos are copyright protected by Paulette Le Pore Motzko Continue reading Pacific Coast Highway Paulette’s View From the Pier
Surfers Shot 8 x 5. Continue reading Surfers Shot 8 x 5
I can relate to the words that Daniel says here in this article. I would have to say “yes” to Daniel’s question of: “If this were my last day. If I were to just up and vanish. Would I have been proud of myself?” I would answer- “Yes I am proud of what I have accomplished in life in spite of great adversity I persisted … Continue reading If this were your last day…
Is there any place that gives you joy? Any place in particular that gives you peace? Paulette Le Pore Motzko TotallyInspiredPC.wordpress.com Continue reading Is there any special location that gives you JOY, as in a park, scenery, etc…
A wonderful thought by LifeByNicoleLy Paulette Le Pore Motzko Totally Inspired Mind http://www.TotallyInspiredPC.wordpress.com Continue reading LifeByNicoleLy and a Special Thought to Ponder…
Here is a great post for your reading pleasure. Paulette Le Pore Motzko Totally Inspired Mind-where positive minds congregate TotallyInspiredPC.wordpress.com Continue reading Are You Asking To Have Scenes In Your Life Written For You?
Believe in All That You Are. Continue reading Believe in All That You Are
Believe in All That You Are-Poem by Leslie Neilson Text and captions and photographs and photo selection by Paulette Le Pore Motzko As the dawn of each morning… peers into your life, there lies a path to follow. Delicate whispers can be heard if you listen to the sound of your heart and the voice that speaks within you. If you listen closely to your … Continue reading Believe in All That You Are
“Hospitality consists of a little fire, a little food, and an immense quiet.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson We all have a different opinion of what we think defines “hospitality”. To one it is solitude, as in Emerson’s mind’s eye. For me, hospitality is what I give others who come to my house, and what I hope they take away when they leave-great food, interesting conversation and … Continue reading Hospitality Consists of……. (You fill in the blank)….
This quote gives me one more reason to read the great philosophical work called The Koran. “If I had but two loaves of bread, I would sell one and buy hyacinths, for they would feed my soul. There is food for the body and for our nourishment and sustenance……like this Farm House Whole Wheat that I made. Continue reading If I had but Two Loaves of Bread…..
Remember… there is a deeper strength and an amazing abundance of peace available to you. Draw from this well, call on your faith to uphold you. Life continues around us, even when our troubles seem to stop time. There is always good in life. Take a few minutes to distract yourself from your concerns- long enough to draw strength from a tree or to find … Continue reading Be Strong and Don’t Give Up
Yoga is wonderful Mind Body Spirit body therapy that gets us in tune with our “inner voice” and increases our mobility, consciousness, relaxes us, is good for meditation and the practice of it can improve many things in our lives, adding clarity to our perception of ourselves and us in the world.-Paulette Le Pore Motzko “What lies behind us and what lies before us are … Continue reading What Lies Behind Us….
All Connected Souls by Paulette Le Pore Motzko Copyright January 9th, 2013 We are all the same We should remember we are All Connected Souls Continue reading Haiku: We’re more alike than we know…
Creating Balance in Your Life Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko Copyright January 7th-8th, 2013 This piece is dedicated to my friend Frank and Ed and myself and all the workaholics who don’t take enough time out for themselves and for smiling and creating that simple thing called JOY in their lives. Life doesn’t last forever and along with working, we need time to take … Continue reading Creating Balance In Your Life
Polly Motzko in southern CA, USA shows you how to make Lemon Sunshine Cookies with a simple cake mix you buy at the store. A child can make this recipe, therefore, you can make this, even if you haven’t baked anything ever in your life! January 8th, 2013 Continue reading Making Lemon Sunshine Cookies
We can all strive to keep learning, keep becoming and becoming more than we are, mentoring others so they can become more than they are, and hoping to make this world better for us being born. Paulette Le Pore Motzko January 7th, 2013 Continue reading Portrait of a Student — Mikhail Vrubel
Here is a fantastic and very poignant thought from “Book of Quotes” Continue reading Life is Like a Camera-Focus on What’s Important & Develop From The Negatives
This is just the kind of content I search the world over to put on my site called “Totally Inspired Mind” where positive minds congregate. Thanks for your wonderful piece here. It will help a lot of people. Feel free to tell me about any other pieces you would like me to put on the site too. It is a Triple Win for the both … Continue reading “Welcome…”
This one reminds me of my mother tonight for some reason. Probably because I was thinking about her so much. Without her I wouldn’t be typing this! Paulette Le Pore Motzko TotallyInspiredPC.wordpress.com Continue reading if i had a single flower…
Another Year Another Chance to Reach Your Goals and Realize Your Dreams. Continue reading Another Year Another Chance to Reach Your Goals and Realize Your Dreams
There are so many reasons to look back at 2012 and be thankful for what I have in spite of losing my father, who battled with congestive heart failure for many years and ended up a totally disable man. I know his prayers of “not being in misery any more” when he passed away in September 2012. I still have my dear mother Ramona who … Continue reading Another Year Another Chance to Reach Your Goals and Realize Your Dreams
French Bistro Style Lentil Vegetable Soup with an Italian Flair. Continue reading French Bistro Style Lentil Vegetable Soup with an Italian Flair
Red Pepper, Broccoli, Onion & Shitake Mushroom Stir Fry with Mandarin Sauce. Continue reading Red Pepper, Broccoli, Onion & Shitake Mushroom Stir Fry with Mandarin Sauce
My latest web creation is called “Cooking Up a Storm With Miss Polly”, me being Miss Polly, my persona in the cooking world. Polly was always my nick name when I was a kid and it was more endearing than the formal full name I use for journalistic endeavors of “Paulette Le Pore Motzko.” I created http://www.CookingUpaStormWithMissPolly.com to be a Web Cook Book of what … Continue reading A Pot of Jasmine Pearl Tea Plus My Time Equals a New Cooking Site
It just goes to show that even on a jerky bus ride I can find the beautiful and magnificent. I snapped this with my Apple IPOD Touch when I was on the bus yesterday heading my favorite direction from my house-SOUTHWARD. I just kept waiting until the clear sky shone through and the colors I saw passing through the trees were visible. I wish all … Continue reading Sunset Captured While Heading South
From my new friend Amber to my readers on Totally Inspired Mind. She shares with the world some of her small goals for the year. I will be making a move in the next month and I know this year will be my best yet! Paulette Le Pore Motzko Continue reading
Happy New Year Rainey. I Love Your VIEW! This is so beautiful. Paulette Le Pore Motzko Continue reading Outside On a New Year’s Night
“Eating is one …. Continue reading “Eating is one …
“Eating is one thing we all have in common that we have to do, so it would only make sense to make preparing meals as enjoyable as possible,delicious and good for you to guarantee your good health. It is possible to have do all those things. A good meal doesn’t mean it has to be hard or take a long time to prepare. Some of … Continue reading “Eating is one …