Much as in my friend on her blog Lavender Reflections wrote about the many things she was grateful for, it got me thinking of all I was thankful for.
Photo Montage entitled “California Capers” by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Beautiful sky image from TreasureField on Pinterest.com
It is when those things are taken away you realize how important they really were.
(Like appreciating the photos on my phone I can’t seem to locate. I need to buy a bigger memory card, but can’t until I get paid. I haven’t figured out why I cannot open my Gallery in my phone and access the nearly 2000 photos I took & saved!) I mention this because an image I created would have appeared here, but this one from TreasureField, found on Pinterest will work nicely. I always give credit, when known to the artists and photographer and writer if any material other than mine is used.) I will eventually access them again though. Hard to remember a time before Smart Phones and the internet.
Time has passed since this was posted this morning and in that time I restored all my applications on my MyTouch phone back to factory settings, freeing up enough memory so my Photo Gallery could be accessed again.
Hooray for small miracles!
When I was going to college years ago, back in 1984 to 1996 cell phones hadn’t even been invented and DOS was what you would find in the computer lab! To think I can walk around with the “world in the palm of my hand” and write things I feel are worthy to others every day with regular readers is incredible. I remember Mrs. RoseAnne Wood who taught all my Music Theory, Performance and Concert Review classes. After writing a concert review she would write on my typed paper: “You should be a writer. You have an extraoridinary way of putting into words the images music make you think of.”
Since that time, I taught piano 20 years, ages 6 years old to 86 and even two very acutely hard of hearing students who wore hearing aids-using American Sign Language which I am fluent in. That was so rewarding and it had never been done. I have often thought of signing up with a college in their Special Education Dept and offering music lessons to those with hearing impairments. It sounds funny to some, but to these students can sense pitch, tone and vibration. They just need someone who can translate audible to visual, which is me.
So, after talking of missing pictures, pianos, writing and making the impossible possible with music, I will say “take time for thankfulness. Make time to look around you and think not just about what you are doing in that day as a “proverbial to do list”, but meditate on the things you are grateful for. This does not include merely “stuff” or “things” but states of being.”
Goals you are achieving, from the simplest cup of coffee by yourself or with your loved one….or a place you go that is special to only you.
“It is in these times of reflection that great things are made.”
Thank you to author of the blog Lavender Reflections for inspiring in me the ability to write these words! I can’t wait to get to know you better.
“Know what time you are most inspired and are most productive. For me it is the early hours when it is quiet and I can hear my soul speak to me.”
Also, never quit learning and becoming and aspiring to great things. Allow your mind to go to the paragon of what you would like to achieve. Even if you fall slightly under that, you work will still be great. Filter out those who don’t believe in you and your abilities. They are like carrying around a ball and chain and are a deterant to your success as a human being and your happiness and peace.
Have a fantastic day!
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
October 12, 2013
Updated 8:23 a.m.