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 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!

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 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. … Continue reading “Write Your Sad Times in Sand Your Great Times in Stone

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

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 … Continue reading The Sea Speaks To Me In Words That Sound like Waves

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 … 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” 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, 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

Discovering Your Joy-Capitalizing on Your Assets

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

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. … Continue reading Prayer is a Cry of Gratitude and Love in the Midst of Trial and Joy

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 … Continue reading The Happiest People Don’t Have The Best of Everything

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

Huntington Beach Surfers in January

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

HB Marathon & Half Marathon Seagull Proudly Sits

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

Valentine’s Day Is Coming Soon

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

Haiku: America’s Child

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

Pacific Coast Highway Paulette’s View 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

Believe in All That You Are

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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……. (You fill in the blank)….

“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)….

Be Strong and Don’t Give Up

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

What Lies Behind Us….

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….

Creating Balance In Your Life

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

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

A Pot of Jasmine Pearl Tea Plus My Time Equals a New Cooking Site

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

Sunset Captured While Heading South

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