Describe Yourself in Words and Pictures in The Virtual Guestbook

I am inviting you, my hundreds of readers and followers to describe yourself in words and pictures. I tried this on my first blog called “Cooking Up a Storm All Over The World!” and it went nowhere. That site is being merged with another one and is under maintenance.

So, describe yourself and your credo and see where it goes! I hope a few of you try this like Don Charisma, Susan Lattwein, Karin, Sara Fry, or Brittius and hopefully some I haven’t heard of before.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Amazing how time flies when you’re having fun! I can’t believe it is nearly 6 a.m. now!

Here is my example:

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Totally Inspired Mind http://www.TotallyInspiredPC.wordpress.com

I love music, cooking, writing and photography. Those are my Passion Quartet as I call them.

I love all things positive, beautiful, unique, uncommon, kind, loving, and stand for what matters in life like defending my country which is the USA, children, elderly, the oceans, the fish and sea mammals, the birds, education issues, disability and civil rights and that about sums it up.

Since I feel most at home by the sea and in beautiful, expansive places, my photo will be this.

Photography by Paulette Le Pore Motzko with a Nikon DSLR 24 MP camera, April 2013

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Thank You for The Liebster Award

Thank You for The Liebster Award

The last time I tried to put this on the page it didn’t work. So, you know what they say, the second time is a charm!

Since I won this award, it was for blogs with less than 250 people on them. Then I had under that amount. Since then, I have been gaining about 10 to 15 new followers a day.
Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate I created just because I believed in it and wanted to have a place where I could voice my opinions on issues that mattered to me and then air them to the world.
I believed in it, plain and simple. I am so happy to see that you, my readers, believe in me!

Now Totally Inspired Mind has 417 Awesome Followers on it and that is just the beginning.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
October 31st, 2013
5:03 a.m.

And The Sunshine and The Inner Peace Awards Goes To…

My choice for bringing outstanding articles, extraordinary imaginative reading to the world and making a valid contribution to human kind by showing there is more in life than the bad news the mainstream news channels like to air. My good writer blogger friend Don Charisma puts it this way: “Present 10 deserving Bloggers with the Award-who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.”

The awards go to…

1. Paint The World With Words: http://www.painttheworldwithwords.wordpress.com

2. K. Salisbury at Middle of My Story http://www.middleofmystory.wordpress.com

3. Praying For One Day http://www.prayingforoneday.wordpress.com

4. RupaCoach  http://www.rupacoach.wordpress.com

5. The Wanna Be Saint http://www.thewannabesaint.wordpress.com

6. Growth Hunter http://www.growthhunters.wordpress.com

7. Susan Lattwein at http://www.susanlattwein.wordpress.com

8. Sara Fry at http://www.sarafry.wordpress.com

9. Mollie at Mollie’s Song http://www.molliesong.wordpress.com

10. Simply Light Photography http://www.simplylightphotography.wordpress.com

ImageImageAnd, last but not least, THANK YOU TO DON CHARISMA FOR AWARDING ME THE SUNSHINE AWARD AND INNER PEACE AWARDS. i SAW THE NEWS COME IN ON MY ANDROID PHONE AND SMILED FROM EAR TO EAR.

I make the investment of my writing because I feel it is giving back to the world something great. On my stats I discovered that in a 30 day period, 73 countries were reading what I was writing, even if for just one article or post. That is covering a wide array of people from all walks of life, cultures, and demograhics. I am estatic to see that I am constantly getting better at writing and connecting to the world.

I was looking at what my readership was from April through October of this year. In April Totally Inspired Mind had about 700 views per month. Now in October 2013 it is a little short of 2,500 views a month! I am doing something right.

Until next time, may only wonderful things come your way and may you meet exactly the type of people you are hoping for. Here is a hint on how to do it: Go where they go and start learning everything you can about what your dream job is. Before you know it, you will be living it!

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Halloween 2013

514 a.m.

Thank You Don Charisma For Awarding me The Inner Peace Award and Sunshine Awards

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ImageI want to simply say a whopping Thank You to all my many readers all over the world on Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate. I was laying down and writing on my Android MyTouch phone, and since I wasn’t quite tired, I simply turned the light on and got on my laptop. In the still and quiet of the night I have no interruptions and when it is quiet I can hear my soul speak. You can quote me on that.

When I accepted The Inventive Blogger Award, I told 15 interesting facts about myself, and some were tragic. The point I wanted to make here, in the 10 things I will tell about myself, is I am not a tragic person. Those things don’t define me. I don’t let them define me.

1. I love going to the beach and walking on the pier, any pier at all from Huntington Beach to Newport Beach, Seal Beach and its quaint, neighborhood-like feel or Corona Del Mar. 2. I love main streets anywhere….there is so much history there and you can learn so much about the town you are in there.

3. I see the potential in everyone I meet and the possibilities in every situation. That is just me. It is who I am.

4. I do my best on everything I set out to do. Basketball is the only sport I really like and enjoy, mainly because the guys aren’t killing each other! 😉 I picture myself throwing a basketball in a hoop that is over the heavens and making it in. Even if I get slightly under the hoop, it will still be damn good!

5. I love kids and mentoring people to do what I have already done and succeeded at. It gives me joy, strength from within to know I can help show someone how to do something they will never forget that will impact their life in a great way.

6. Starbucks, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, The Corner Bakery Cafe, and The Chocolate Iguana in Tucson, AZ are some of my favorite places for who I meet there.

7. A motto of mine is simply this: Do what works and do it over and over again. Also, avoid what doesn’t work and learn from your mistakes. If you master those rules, you will win at anything you do. I think Einstein said that it was insane to repeat the same thing over and over again even if you knew it didn’t work. (That is what I think when I see people smoking, only because you are paying to slowly die or at best have lung problems when you get older.)

8. I love old movies before they really got naked in movies and only things were implied.

9. I want a 50’s style coaster bike so I can go riding down by the beach. My Nanny had a great saying that has now become mine. “Use it or lose it!” She meant in regards to her legs that had arthritis in them, but she walked with me many miles at a time, and coughed from time to time with asthma. She was an awesome lady who helped raised me with an iron clad will. I thank her for imparting the courageous spirit she helped build in me.

10. I want to go to Rome Italy and Palermo one day, but I want to know conversational Italian before I do.

 

 

Paulette Le Pore Motzko-The Lady Behind the Award Winning Blog-Totally Inspired Mind

Thank You For Giving Me The Versatile Blogger Award

Some Interesting Facts About Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Her 15 Nominees for The Versatile Blogger Award

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After a very long day and a 30 minute bus ride home after sitting outside waiting for the bus almost an hour-due to a bus breaking down-I made it home and just missed the rain.

I made a wonderful salad with mixed greens, spinach, and roasted sweet peppers put it on <a href=”http://www.CookingUpaStormWithMissPolly.com”

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>http://www.CookingUpaStormWithMissPolly.com and then I saw a notification from my friend Amreen on the blog called “Paint The World With Words” http://painttheworldwithwords.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/the-versatile-blogger-award/

Amreen said she nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award! Thank you Amreen. You give me a warm feeling about the work I put into my words and crafting them into what I hope has merit, to not just myself but the world.

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She made my day and made me really pleased that I spent so many hours fine tuning the last post about having a moral consciousness in the world, and then making it come alive with images yesterday.

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Some interesting things about Paulette Le Pore Motzko

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1.     I was diagnosed with complex partial epilepsy when I was nine years old. She almost died before she was a year old…high fever, went into convulsions and then a coma for many days until Dr Storks saved me life so I could eventually write the words that the world was supposed to read years later. I almost died 4 times in my life and before my epilepsy was under the great control it is now, I used to have 50 or more seizures a day and was what the super specialists call “intractable”. I was nearly killed in a car crash-when I was driving-over 15 years ago, and God was on my side as nobody was injured. I will never forget the applause and standing ovation I heard when all my neighbors all lined up and down the street saw the car I was in enmeshed in the chain link fence of a school yard! When I finally moved I heard people screaming and clapping and the firemen saying “Thank God She’s Alive!” So, it didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out at that moment, it would be buses and drivers for me for the rest of my life. Driving isn’t all it is cracked up to be any how. The next standing ovation I hear and see will be for my award wining books or a song I wrote or a fabulous dish I created that is healthy and good. That will be more like it!

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3.     I love music playing classical guitar and piano and writing music. I taught piano for 20 years ages 6 to 86. I couldn’t earn a living with it after my divorce so I  re-created myself and read every writing book out there…and am a Copy Writer, Content Writer and earn money as a freelance writer, product photographer, food photographer that works with restaurants shooting interiors/exteriors and the food for digital menus like these:

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4.Was married to a real rocket scientist for 15 years and even though have been divorced since 2001, I learned a lot from him and will always take that wisdom through life.

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5.     My mother Ramona Lea Le Pore gave me life, confidence, was my cheerleader and is responsible for the attitude I have towards life-that with passion, and drive-anything is possible. My best friend when I was nine years old was Cheryl Lightcap, who was totally blind. She and I were hated by everybody but we were different. Children can be ruthless that way. They will throw a rock at anyone or anything they don’t understand. Mom was my “Anne Sullivan” and my teacher and taught me to read when I was 4 years old and once I learned phonetics, the world was my pearl. (I don’t like oysters!)
Mom has Alzheimer’s disease now but she is alive and well and I will see her very soon bearing gifts and great news of my new place.

Paulette and her dear mom Ramona Lea at The Corner Bakery at Bella Terra where it is like family. This was taken last year 2012.

Paulette and her dear mom Ramona Lea at The Corner Bakery at Bella Terra where it is like family. This was taken last year 2012.

6.     My grandfather Alberto Le Pore was a chef. He was from Argentina. My Nanny (Dad’s mother) lived with when I was 9 years old, an important age in my life. I was diagnosed with epilepsy, began playing the piano and writing music, began my love of cooking and cook books, read and wrote voraciously.

7.     I only associate with kind, caring, compassionate people who care about the world, the environment and those around us. I am not a hypocrite. I say what I mean and mean what I say but I am not Popeye!

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8.     I have a good sense of humor and a young attitude towards life and living. Even though I am amazingly five decades old, I know my best years are still ahead of me. Your attitude is the single most important thing you will need every day to be successful, achieve your goals and be selective on who you associate throughout your life. The more positive people you have in your life, the better your life with be, like sunshine coming through a window. The sunshine is them, the window is YOU!

9.     Writing words that I know the world will read and remember and hopefully look back to is extraordinarily gratifying. I took every class my high school offered and had the best English teachers to this day. One of them in Creative Writing said to me: “Pretend you are looking through the viewer of a Nikon camera and describe what you are talking about to someone as though they have never seen it in the world. Pretend you are seeing through a telephoto lense.” Her words, along with Mrs. Eva Covington’s, who gave me a Buxton jewelry box for graduation were timeless. She said: “ Some think I am an old lady that doesn’t’ know what she’s talking about and think the class is boring but I say this:  “You will want to learn to love English and grammar class not because it is exciting but because it is the technical side and mechanics of the language you will use the rest of your life. When you have a command of the English language you will: Speak Better, Get Better Jobs, Be Have More Friends, Be able to get up in front of people without hesitating and you will be more successful. She was right.

10.  I was the CEO and Founder of The Epilepsy Connection, a grassroots organization that I created and maintained until my divorce in 2001, when the needs of the one-me-came first before the needs of the many. Last time I looked at the domain that I bought and created, someone else was running an organization by that name, but it was not me. I might work with him some day to help raise money for services for those with the disorder because I care about it very much.

11.  I am writing a cook book that I hope will be completed this time next year.

12.  I love traveling, even though I don’t do enough of it.

13.  I used to collect tea pots. Now I just love using and enjoying what I have and own.

14.  Other topics that interest me are: Music, Politics, Astronomy, Science, Children and Education, Business, Marketing, Computers, Photography, Web Development, Reading and Fashion, Self -Empowerment and Psychology.

15.  I have 50 songs I wrote and copyrighted in the Library of Congress and want to see on a CD one day

 

 

 

Paulette Le Pore Motzko’s personal choice winners of The Versatile Blogger Award:

1.     Paint The World With Words at http://www.Painttheworldwithwords.wordpress.com

2.     Susan Lattwein at http://www.SusanLattwein.wordpress.com

3.     Looking  For Reasoning To a Complicated World   http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/pictures-that-will-make-you-smile-all-about-love-sometimes/

 

4.     http://www.lavenderreflections.wordpress.com

5.     Caterina at http://www.kissmeunderthepinkblossomree.wordpress.com

6.     Luki Lutvia at http://www.lukilutviasite.wordpress.com

 

7.     Alina who created http://www.Alinamor.wordpress.com

 

8.     Sara Frye who created Living Life and Testing Limits One Step at a Time- http://www.sarafry.wordpress.com

 

9.     A Small Act of Kindness: http://www.smallactsofkindness.wordpress.com

 

10.  Don Charisma at http://www.doncharisma.org

 

11.  Sally Ann Frederick at http://www.SallyAnnFrederickTudor.wordpress.com

 

12.  Karin at http://www.middleofmystory.wordpress.com

 

 

13.  Rupa at http://www.RupaCoach.wordpress.com

 

14.  Dave at http://www.ThePhotography.wordpress.com

 

15.  Anna Maria at http://www.HappinessSecrets.wordpress.com

 

After doing this and the many wonderful and talented people I have “met” via the world of computers and WordPress, I am going to create a database on Excel of the first and last names, blog names and URL’s of the people I am becoming great friends with on Word Press. My dad had me memorize the school rosters when I was a kid. He said it will help you remember people’s names, which will be a great asset when you get older. It also shows that you care enough to remember it. Sometimes I have trouble remember first names alone, but never the whole name. I have a photographic memory and remember what the name looks like on paper and then what it sounds like phonetically. It is a trick I might teach people in the future when my books are closer to being printed.

 

After 1,043 words are typed, I think it is time to sign off now!

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.- Albert Einstein

“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.” –

Albert Einstein

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What are you enthusiastic about in life?

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

October 27th, 2013

2:00 a.m.

I Am My Mother Ramona Le Pore’s Voice & Paulette’s Motzko’s Tragic Story

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Check out the latest issue of Ramona’s Alzheimer’s Disease Daily, if you haven’t looked at prior issued, this one has 16 contributors!

Prevention is key here with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Always stay involved with things you love, learning, becoming and growing as a person. I speak from experience and watched my dad slowly die because he refused to get involved with social interaction activities that would have helped him cope with the congestive heart failure and severe, crippling osteoarthriris that would end up nearly totally paralyzing him! He will be gone a little over a year now and mom-Ramona- is 82 and is responsible for my existence and me accomplishing all I have in my life.

I want to have the “Use it or lose it” mentality my Nanny had, who lived with us when I was a child. She was my dad’s mother and also had both rhematoid arthritis and osteoarthriris. I suggest we all adopt the “use it or lose it” way of thinking and apply it to staying lucid, strong mentally and not letting our minds and lives become mush sitting around a television set, (which is the worst thing a senior citizen can do with himself or herself!!!) It uses nothing upstairs and is a passive activity.

If they are in a senior home, as dad was in the saddest last year of his life, he at least was watching a nice movie on a plasma TV with 20 people, which gave him friends to associate with…also in wheelchairs.

It is important that if your loved one is severely crippled to get them out and about involved with activities they enjoy. If they need counseling to accept their imposed limitations and boundaries of being confined to a wheelchair, then by all means get them to a qualified professional.

ATTITUDE is everything, and as a persion who has been diagnosed with complex partial and simple partial epilepsy since I was 9 years old, I know what boundaries and limits are.
The trick is to adapt to live in spite of them.

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Dad and Mom at Mike & Kathy’s wedding…my brother and sister-in-law….when dad had legs and could walk and was happy. Mom before she took care of dad didn’t have the stress she did dealing with dad’s health problems later in their marriage. God bless them both for they gave me life, encouragement, love, taught me right from wrong and taught me the meaning of honesty and integrity.

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This is a bit longer than what I thought I would write, but I am pleased with this.

If I help someone in the world with a parent with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, then it was worth writing it.

Also, contact your local Alzheimer’s Association. Tune in to every resource and program they have. I volunteered my time for them when I was married years ago and used to walk to their office, getting materials for my mother and I for her mother who also had Alzheimer’s disease. I prayed mom wouldn’t aquire it, but as in many things in my life, God didn’t see fit to answer my prayer but give me something else instead.

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Mom (Ramona Lea) when she was 16 years old

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I pray my mother always recognizes me and knows who I am as long as we both live. I want her to see my books when they’re printed and I miss our talks and tea parties and the many dinners I cooked for her during the 13 years I chose to live in the duplex, nearly paying my parent’s mortgage. The property was sold recently by my brother-in-law in June 2013. I need a great, hard hitting lawyer that deals with property and senior/elder abuse in Orange County, CA. The attorney can bill my sister and Mike Bunker-who evicted me and abducted mom from her own house with no note, destroyed my parent’s belongings and I have photos on this.

I look forward to seeing mom soon and looking into her emerald green eyes, giving her a big hug and telling her the news over the last year. Just seeing her smile is enough to make the sun come out on a rainy day.

I want peace of mind. I just want to know that while everyone was going through mom’s things having a field day, I took one picture of her and a crucifix that belonged to Nanny. Mom was alive and unless she physically gave me her things it wasn’t right.

I called the Garden Grove police dept when they were hauling her stuff in a trash dumpster but they did nothing, the same as the Riverside Adult Protective Services. We need to change the Power of Attorney laws in CA. Mom didn’t know what she was signing and my dad had no right to sign for her.

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Mom and dad’s $1000 leather Lazy Boy chairs someone hacked up with an ax so the trash man would take them! After all it wasn’t Bunker’s or my siblings…they didn’t care. I am the one kid that stands for principles. It was my mother’s who was alive and is alive now and that was hers. If her property or possessions needed to be liquidated, there is an appropriate way to liquidate something, (which I could have done and gotten top dollar and given the proceeds to my mother), and there is a way you do not do things. They all chose unwisely.

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That was where I chose to live after my divorce to the rocket scientist I was married to for 15 years. Mind you, I could have bought a house with cash, but chose to help the folks out, pay their house payment, basically, and I saw it as a good thing at the time. I would have never believed it would become the house of horrors with continual drama from people visiting my folks or paramedics and ambulences coming to get my dad every other day.

People turn right down ugly when you dangle money on a string. Mike Bunker was given debit cards, bank cards, social security numbers by my father who trusted him. He ended up TRASHING THINGS that were NOT TRASH, including the mismanagement of my dad’s care when he was overseeing it.

I did what was right and what was needed, not what was easy or cheap. I can like myself and I should…lots of others do as well. I have no regrets when I look back, but I know they will one day when someone who is not me-points out how stupid they all were and lazy and callous. I guess INHUMANE sums it up in a nutshell.

I bought the song “Stronger” on my iPod yesterday and I must say the words are me. It is as though I wrote it.

I think I might have PTSD but I hope I don’t. Regular income that meets all my needs with no more counting pennies or sacrificing anything. I feel like I sacrificed myself for years and now I want to just LIVE.

I am not sure how this reads to someone else, but I feel better after writing it. I am not depressed but optimistic.
I am going to send the link to this story to Oprah Winfrey. I think she would care about my story.

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Paulette Motzko at age 52 in Orange County, CA where she has been living most of her life and where she’d like to keep living. I need either a HUD Housing Voucher to stay though, or another kind of subsidized housing program for disabled people. My disability is invisible (as are most disabilities). Epilepsy is a developmental disability which is classified as a neurological disorder and mine is treated with two very expensive medicines that work.

I have sent multiple faxes and letters to the director of the Urban Housing Authority and Housing Authority & Urban Development, the Mayor of Los Angeles who only cares women with multiple children from many fathers instead of someone who tried to do things right and prevent tragedies like that from happening in the first place.

I feel like a Pheonix Rising out of the ashes. The place I lived was taken from me, I haven’t seen my mom in nearly a year and my sister won’t give mom the phone or arrange for me to see her. All my belongings are in storage vaults and I am trying to get a place and a job at the same time.

I am three years short of being a senior myself, so in my opinion we have a power attorney run amuck and elder abuse dual fold-against my mom and myself. Total apathy and callousness was exhibited on behalf of my mother and I. Nobody and I mean nobody will ever break the two of us apart.

Mike Bunker has been malicious in intent and I want to mandate an outside party to look after my mom who would look out for her that I trust.

Reply here if you know any lawyers who would read this and take my case.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

If you know of a congressman or congresswoman who could change my story to one with a happy ending, or a damn good attorney or someone in the public eye email
Paulette_Motzko@yahoo.com

403 Wonderful Intelligent Readers on Totally Inspired Mind! Thank you!

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Every day I meet another extraordinary person via WordPress. Their professions and specialties include:
writers, photographers, hikers, bloggers, congressman, chefs, digital artists, engineers, doctors, internationally known authors, food stylists, poets, song writers and mothers & fathers.

They all share one thing in common with one another:

They are human beings with a passion for sharing their talents and passions with the world.

I am thankful for all my regular readers and those who tune in to see what Paulette Le Pore Motzko is reading, writing about and shooting photos of. Also, as the editor and creator, I search the world for other like-minded writers to reblog their work on Totally Inspired Mind.

So,I hope I become like a familiar, trusted and friendly channel where you-my reader-may find wisdom, wit and a new insight &  fresh perspective on life and living.

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Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Photos of Paulette Motzko by Nick Belman
Digital Photography by Paulette Motzko
4:09p.m.

October 26th, 2013

herbivor soup

Even if you don’t consider yourself a “cook” you willl want to make this delicious, colorful, vitamin packed soup.

I usually add recipes to Cooking Up a Storm With Miss Polly on:

http://www.CookingUpaStormWithMissPolly.com, but I felt my general audience here would love it too.

You will feel better eating things like this once in awhile.

CDT 2014 – Sara an Amazing, Courageous and Inspiring Young Lady!

The three photos after this story were Sara’s and I fell in love with the poignant quotes on the photos and the beautiful scenery in the photo. I had no idea that Sara was facing living with melanoma, and traumatic brain injury, but her words are filled with life and the living and of hope.

I couldn’t resist sharing her story with you.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Creator & Editor in Chief of Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate

I am thankful to all those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I did it myself. – Albert Einstein

“I am thankful to all those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I did it myself.” – Albert Einstein

Just remember this when you come in contact with an obstacle. It gives you the chance to learn to do it yourself.
I began creating my own web sites years ago, because I couldn’t afford to pay a web designer to create a site for my company.

Just remember Albert Einstein and pick up a book, magazine or take a class and go beyond what you are.

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright October 2013

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Friday, October 25th, 2013

9:15 p.m.

It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.

“It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.” – Soren Kirkegaard

So it goes with life, we can only fight so many wars, associate with so many friends, and accomplish so many things. Prioritize what you do and who you do it with, because your life will be shaped by your choices.

Where your friends are concerned, appreciate the good in them, and as long as the good outweighs the bad, keep them in your life. If the bad outweighs the good, it might be time to not associate with that person.

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For instance, in the photo of me concentrating on shooting the ball in the pocket, nothing around me matters but hitting the ball in the hole.

Photographer: Nick Belman

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

October 25th, 2013
8:37 a.m.

God bless all of my 395 followers, readers & Word Press Family

I have met so many wonderful, intelligent, creative people here who I have shared their stories and photos with and have become good friends as a result.

I look forward to reading every comment throughout myy day and night and all your comments I read are very valued as is you as people, writers, photographers, political activists and just good people.

Thank you for being there…which is where I am.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
2:23 a.m.

“The Palace Called Solitude” A Haiku by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

The Palace Called Solitude

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Rights Reserved October 22, 2013

Everyone’s palace

Is based on what gives them joy

Mine is Solitude

 

When in solitude

I can expand on ideas

Create unique things

Albert Einstein said

With pen, paper and thought

You will have the world….. 

And you do!

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Text written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
October 22, 2013

Heartfelt THANK YOU to MY 385 Wonderful, Kind, Caring, Compassionate Followers

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Right now I am going through one of the most turbulent and trying times of my life, but I am making it and not giving up.

I wish I could say more but I cannot. I will say I am stronger and more resilient for having gone through what I have.
I have gone through a ring of fire and I’ve almost made it to the other side.

Say prayers for me and keep the vigil going until I tell you I have a nice place to live. I am not on the street mind you, but I don’t have my own place but am working on getting one.

After having the social security dept royally screw up getting me my monthly check this month, I feel worn out and just need a good vacation so I can relax.

Money isn’t a bad thing but gives me peace of mind and that insures my health and well being.

I never dreamed when I divorced the rocket scientist ex I would end up on the brink of poverty, fighting to get everything from medical benefits to monthly SSI check!

I am going to get a proof of income statement tomorrow to give to the managers of the place I am looking at with my friend Tuesday.

Due to my tolerance being down and feeling as though I am worn ragged on buses crammed way too close to people I would just as soon avoid, I caught the flu. I didn’t have the money to even buy the medicine for it until today and feel much better after taking some 24 hour antihistimine by Walgreens. I can finally breathe and my throat doesn’t feel like I swallowed glass anymore.

I will be going to be checked out by my doctor tomorrow to see what they think I have…to be sure.

I hope my plan works out and if the apartment home has an opening then it will enable me to stay in CA and I can organize with the president of Uhaul, who has become a good friend of mine, to move the 3 small storage vaults with the contents of my life into one harmonious, peaceful place I will call HOME.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

1:45 a.m.

Wars Are Poor Chisels For Carving Out Peaceful Tomorrows

“Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.” –

Martin Luther King was not only an amazing leader but his speeches and words helped enable Afro-Americans to be treated fairly, which was so badly needed. When I was a small child I heard racial remarks said every day but hated them, because I knew we were simply all the same as people and everyone deserved to be treated with respect and dignity.

I wish somehow our leaders would send more MEDIATORS instead of building and financing more BOMBS.

It is through peaceful negotiations that we can ever hope to break through archaic barriers and the shackles of prejudice.

I hope I help write a speech one day that will help The United States of America sign a lasting Peace Treaty.

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War kills and kills 99% innocent people for the one you aim for!

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
October 21st, 2013

1:00 a.m.

Start Where You Are, Use What You Have, Do What You Can

#quotes – http://pinterest.com/pin/542261611354302590/

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So often in life we look for better times of when things won’t be as chaotic or whatever phrase we want to add.

Guess what?

There is no better time like now to do what you desire, even in spite of a living situation that may not be the best, or a job that isn’t paying what you would like or whatever.

It is in the NOW that you will create your best work. Oftentimes song writers, poets and authors do their best work when they were at their lowest or going through struggles.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

367 Dedicated Readers and Counting-Feeling So Appreciated & Rewarded

I want to begin the first sentence by saying I am so grateful for the hundreds of dedicated readers/followers who tune in to Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate each day.

I am so elated it has been so well received by the world since I created it a year ago.

Between 13 countries to 35 countries read, appreciate and are inspired by the posts I write, share, endorse and the photographs I shoot. I would have never believed when I was a small child I could “hold the whole world in my hand”, just as the folk song I used to sing with my mother Ramona.

With my MYTouch Android phone and the WordPress application, I can add new content any where be it a bus, store, park, or anywhere the inspiration hits me.

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To give a person a new way of thinking is to give a person a new life. To show them how to rise above the misfortune they are going through is like showing them how to fly.

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If you would like to get on my book list, so you are alerted when my books are finally finished and out for you to read, my email is TotallyInspiredPC@gmail.com.

Include your first and last name and say you want to be included for any news related to me, my career, book publications, press releases, ect.

I will not give your information to anyone because to me that is a capital sin. I will put you in my contact database and send an email when you can buy my books. I am working on two now.

Remember, everything that has ever been created in the world begins with an idea. From there it only takes action and persistence and patience to transform it into reality.

May only wonderful things and people come your way.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
October 17th, 2013
121 p.m.

Written by Paulette L. Motzko
Photo of Author Paulette Motzko taken by Nick Belman
Photo Editing on Instagram by Paulette L. Motzko

Images found on Pinterest, Author Unknown

Tomorrow, I wear purple

I am not gay but have had many wonderful friends who were and think we are all the same in this world. I am against bullying in any fashion. Be it kids in high school or on Facebook or any public arena.
As the Editor-in-Chief and Editor of Totally Inspired Mind I didn’t even know that tomorrow was “Spirit Day” until searching “Youth” on my reader here on Word Press.com.
I hope one day we all rise above all the idiocy and petty hatred that judging people by the color of their skins, or what they believe does.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Once You Start a Working On Something, Don’t Be Afraid of Failure & Don’t Abandon It….

“Once you start a working on something, don’t be afraid of failure and don’t abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.” – Chanakya

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Images from Pinterest, second image from StayPositive.me

What work or goal or project have you started recently?

What keeps you motivated and centered on your goal?

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

October 16th, 2013
12:37 midnight

Heroism and Random Acts of Kindness by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

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A tiled wall with each tile painted by a different child….an example of what we can do together. I wish adults would follow in the path of children. Hatred and racism are learned behaviors.

Totally Inspired Mind

Heroism by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Copyright, October 15th, 2013

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

1:00 a.m.

Here I am listening to Andre Bocelli singing Corcovado about “quiet nights and quiet stars”; one of my favorite Latin American songs, typing to the beat of the music in a samba beat in the wee hours…

Yesterday’s theme of the day to the blog posts was “heroism”  with blog posts shared from Nisha Ellis’s movie review and video about Tom Hanks portraying Captain Phillips in a great movie that will be at your local theater, if it isn’t already.

Rob Brooks shared his post called “Endurance” about the historical account about the incredible voyage of Ernest Shackleton and how he survived the Antarctic expedition that went horribly wrong. The book is entitled: “Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage”, by Alfred Lansing. It would be a great book report for your child, if he or she has one to do!

BlueJayBlog told about the life of Army Corporal Desmond Doss and how even though being a Seventh-Day Adventist he served his country and protected it.

The blog on Word Press entitled “Dream, Believe, Achieve” depicted with a striking digitally enhanced photo combined with a powerful quote: “Your spark can become a flame and change everything.” I totally agree and that applies to so many things in our lives. BE it politics and voting, helping a senior citizen across a street, helping a child learn a concept they didn’t know before, or teaching someone how to say their first words when nobody else could get them to speak.

There are ways to become what I call a “change catalyst” or a “fire starter”. You can volunteer at your library and teach a literacy class opening the world of reading and learning to people, expanding their horizons.

 

Today’s Theme is Random Acts of Kindness and Knowing You Have the Power to Change a Life.

You can do something like go into a children’s hospital and bring some big stuffed dolls anonymously and some fresh flowers to a senior in a hospital, just because you can and to see them SMILE. That is what it is all about. It isn’t about the glory of having your name in lights, but in knowing you made a difference.

What matters to you? Ask yourself and write down whatever comes to your mind.

Whatever sentences come rolling into your mind, write them down.

1.      Help the school with preparing lunches

2.     Offer your services at some homeless shelters in your area, even make the food if you have the budget and the time. Nothing is more rewarding than to see how appreciated something you take for granted is.

3.     What relatives are getting up in age in your family? Make a list. Do a good deed that is unexpected and unasked for.

4.     What about your dad-is there something you know he loves that he mentioned? Why don’t you make it possible if you can or get it for him? There may be a time when he isn’t here and you cannot do it.

5.     What about your mom-is there something you can do for her to show her you love her? After all, she gave you life, and made it possible for you to live, breathe and be the person you are.

Today’s theme is Random Acts of Kindness. I shared a story from The Kindness Blog called “Flowers of Kindness” where the author handed out flowers to people on the street and that she met. The responses were overwhelming.

In A Project For Kindness blog Claire Sinclair shows a photo of a little dog riding on the back of a horse in the water. I am amazed at shots like that because they seem almost unreal, but from http://www.MyLovelyQuotes.com, it is real. Animals and people all have the capacity for generosity and kindness and through our days there are plenty of opportunity to be the kind one or the hero.

In Step Up For Your Community’s post called “A List of Kindness” S. Murphy, author of the blog recounts the word of Princess Diana: “Carry out a random act of kindness with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”

Next time there is a grand opportunity, don’t look to see what someone else is doing, just get up and open the door for the lady with the stroller and three kids.

Watch what happens afterwards.

Text and photography by Paulette Le Pore Motzko