What do you love doing more than anything else that you have a special talent for?

This is where I ask you my readers, all 511 of you on Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate….a telling question.

When you do what you love you will always be successful at it.

What do you love doing more than anything on earth? How do you know what things are? Tell tale signs are the time flies so quickly, you have no idea where the time goes!

Not acceptable answers are video or computer games or watching the tube which are passive passtimes usually. But I am talking about things that involve the world, people and things in reality.

When I first posted this I had 500 followers now there are 11 more and they keep growing. I hope that out of the dozen people who loved this post, you will go one step further and write an answer to this.

What are your special talents and abilities?

Look at your answers and look for ways to earn money, help others etc with what God gave you.

There is no right or wrong answers here, only YOUR ANSWER that illustrates your unique self.


You can have passion for more than one thing in life. The trick is to take stock of all your innate abilities first, then figure out ways you could earn a living doing just that.


Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Originally posted on the last day of November 2013 at
3:17 p.m.

Updated December 3rd, 2013 at 12:23 a.m.

Photography by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright November 2013

The Mystery of Barack Obama Continues | Obama Social Security NumbersWestern Journalism


My friend Myles S just put this on Facebook and it was so good I wanted to share it here and on my politically minded site The Political Think Tank at

So, if he has multiple social security numbers, doesn’t that mean fraud?

What are your thoughts about what you know about our president?

Paulette Motzko

A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have. – Abraham Lincoln

“A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.” – Abraham Lincoln


Abraham Lincoln was right in his funny statement about friends having the same enemies.

Everyone has at least an enemy or two because those that claim they don’t are either not being totally honest or they agree with anything anybody does or says and doesn’t fight to make things better for others.

Sometimes when you voice your political opinions you make enimies or at least opposers. You cannot please the whole world, nor would you want to.

You cannot control what people think about you, you just need to keep a supportive network of people around you who believe in you, like who you are and what you value & believe in.

Drop the others who are fight pickers, losers, moochers, goofs, frauds and wimps who are basically in a word apathetic. They are so afraid at the consequences of their actions that they don’t do anything at all. What a waste that is.

Don’t get me wrong here, nobody wants enemies in this world and I surely don’t. Some people are like talking to a brick wall and don’t listen.

If you don’t listen you never learn anything new.

You stagnate and never open your mind.

Be always learning, becoming, growing as a human being and strive to select friends that feel the same. The losers will fall by the wayside when they see with dedication and preserverance you can accomplish.


Who you AVOID in life is as important as WHO YOU HOPE TO MEET.


Much as in you hope to meet people with the same interests, like attracting them like a magnet.

I also hope to repel all that is counterproductive or who is evil, verbally or physically abusive in any way…like water beads on Vaseline.


How’s that for imagery?

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

730 p.m.

Thanksgiving Night 2013

Image from Pinterest, Author Unknown
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Thanksgiving 2013
7:18 p.m.

Photography by Paulette Motzko
Quote Image found on Pinterest, Unknown Author

Thank you.

Happy Thanksgiving to all who read this.

Curt Austen shared his prayer with the world and I share it with you all.

May you have peace of mind and health.

Many people can aquire many things, but they might not have peace.

When you have a place you can call home and enough money to cover your needs and a few of your wants, then someone special to enjoy it all with–you have it all.

Paulette Motzko
Thanksgiving 2013
5:34 p.m.

The Power of Humility

These words express my feelings about doing what you can while you can in all the places you can for as long as you are able.

This was reblogged from a great blog I recently discovered called “Warren’s Daughter” who is a glorious example of a great daughter by the way.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Thank you to the 500 Wonderful, Intelligent, Loving & Caring Followers on Totally Inspired Mind-Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a peaceful and happy Thanksgiving everybody!
Remember it isn’t important how lumpy your gravy is that goes with the turkey, but that you are blessed enough to have turkey to eat.

Nobody cares about the dust on your furniture but sitting with you on the couch or chair and talking and visiting with YOU.

You don’t have to be a carbon copy of Martha Stewart (I hope there aren’t any walking around anywhere!), but listen to your inner voice and be true to yourself. Do what you can afford, not what your neighbor does.

Life isn’t a contest or a relay race.

Slow down.

Smile more.


If you can’t be with your family, be with loved ones around you who care about you, support you in act, word and deed.

Look around your table, instead of what’s on the table.

Hold hands.

Pray in your own way.

Say you love the one who is sitting with you.
If you have nobody to celebrate with, as I almost did, until my friend Mike Darras called and invited me to a wonderful turkey dinner….volunteer in a senior home to help in cook or serve or do something. You will be appreciated and nobody will eat alone.

If there were a table that would seat all the followers of this site…or a room that would seat all of you, it would be a huge ampitheater.

Thank you all for being dedicated readers of what I create.

I am thankful God gave me many talents of writing, photography and cooking and I am thankful for all 500 of you my readers.


God bless you all.

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright 2013
November 27th, 2013

Images from Pinterest

I’m Adopted, Too: A story of gratitude for the man who chose to be my Dad

Here is a beautiful and touching story from Karin Fields about the love she has for her step father and how it deepened her relationship with her adopted son.
I felt it was a wonderful Thanksgiving Story on Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate.

I hope this touching story makes you think of people in your life who cannot be replaced by anyone.

Think of telling them how you feel about them

The Five Languages of Love

This is a wonderful article by Samir Deokuliar about how important the time is to your child and the languages of love.
I shared it with my readers on Children Are Our Future Now, and thought all couples could stand to read this…because children are our future now. What you put into them, is what you will get back out one day.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn. – Gandhi

“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.” – Mohandas Gandhi

There is a lot more than meets the eye here to Gandhi’s words in my opinion. I think what he was trying to convey is that at night, no matter what happened in the day-good, bad, or indifferent- we begin anew the next day. We are refreshed.

How do you interpret his words?

Paulette Le Pore Motzko



Images from Pinterest, quotes by Mohandas Ghandi

The Quest for The Cancer Cure-The New Issue is Here!


There is always I am running into these days who was diagnosed with this terrible and tragic disease.
Prevention is key here and to do everything possible to minimize the bad effects of chemotherapy and other things on your body, mind and spirit.

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, I will work for a cure by donating to The American Cancer Society and other organizations looking to minimize the lives taken by cancer.

God bless all who read this and I hope I see a cure in my lifetime. Education makes people CARE and when they CARE they get INVOLVED when they get INVOLVED they GIVE of their time for DONATIONS and then the RESEARCHERS WORK to find the CURE.

I am great at getting people to care about what they should.
I think I am what they call a “Firestarter” that stokes the fires in the furnace of people’s souls about things that affect us all.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko, November, 2013
Photography by Nick F. Belman
Photo Editing by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Paulette Motzko

Create a Fantastic Family Evening Making Thankful Cookies & Foster Communication

I was having a difficult time adding in the photos that go with the story I wrote about Making Thankful Cookies and Creating Quality Family time on Children Are Our Future Now, so I am going to add them on Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate.

I hope you enjoy this and find time to get together and make some Thankful Cookies with whoever you are with-adopted family or by bloodlines. They are equally good.







No matter what you do this Thanksgiving, look to the heavens and be thankful for what you have and show love and kindness to who you’re with.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

I Am Thankful For My 473 Wonderful, Dedicated Followers of Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate

It is so inspiring, touching and rewarding for me to see the continual positive responses from people for this web site I began a year ago. Creating it opened a world of possibilities. I finally had a podium I could use to write about topics like how we are all connected on the planet, no matter what race or creed, homelessness and the need to see that all people live lives with dignity, having their basic needs met.
Topics such as preserving our planet’s resources, the environment, mentoring are all special passions of mine as well.

Through the wonderful world of WordPress.com I am able to reblog other articles and photos and quotes I feel are extraordinary as well. Most of the time I get to know the creator of the articles/posts I syndicate, which is gratifying because it expands my knowledge as a human being and I learn from other’s experiences.


I will be adding pictures to this later on and adding more to this post.


I am baking Thanksgiving Cookies that will be used for a story I am going to write that will appear on my site called “Children Are Our Future Now!”
If you haven’t seen it, take a peek at


What are you most thankful for?

Who in your life are you most thankful for? Did you tell them recently how you felt? If not, you should.



Thank you for being there and tuning in to Totally Inspired Mind.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
November 19th, 2013
6:55 p.m.
Sea & Sand Thank You, Flower Card Thank You Images from Pinterest, Authors Unknown

I Am Thankful Image from Polish-My-Crown.com on Pinterest

A Great Day & Even Better Weeks Ahead….


There are a lot of awesome things happening in my world this week. New friends, finishing the Feature Story for Marri’s Pizza & Pasta Italian Family Restaurant in Anaheim, CA and continuing shooting the photos for what will be a new picture menu for the prize-winning Italian restaurant.

I was asked to be the writer on a family cook book illustrating recipes handed down generations and also being the food photographer and food stylist on the project.

I was elated, excited and honored at the same time.

I am bringing three new talents to my first blog & cooking site “Cooking Up a Storm All Over The World” and you can stay tuned as you see the new features on my site being created specifically for each person to highlight their innate special talents.

Have a great day and remember this is Thanksgiving week. According to Twitter Butterball has a shortage of turkeys, so get your bird now, if you’re planning on serving one.
Nomatter if it is a feast with family or volunteering you cooking prowess and serving abilities to a local soup kitchen, have a BLESSED WEEK.
Thanksgiving is November 28th.

What are you doing this week that is new and different than you have done before?

If you cannot think of anything,; create a lasting memory!

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
November 18th, 2013
6:42 a.m.

Writer’s World Newsletter


Are you a writer? Chances you are if you have a blog on Word Press or other blog creation web platorm. After all, there would be no content without you writing it!

Writer’s World Newsletter was just created by me this year and is constantly being improved with each issue.

I hope you enjoy it and subscribe & share with other writers.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Editor-In-Chief of Writer’s World Newsletter

November 2013
6:13 a.m.

Women Who Thrive


The latest issue is out of Women Who Thrive. I hope some of you who really love the free informative newsletter have subscribed so a new issue comes in your email box, if not then please consider doing so. Then you won’t miss an issue. Women Who Thrive is updated every day.


Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Photography by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Totally Inspired Mind Accepts The Dragon Loyalty Award & Paulette Motzko’s Nominations

The Dragon Loyalty Award

Finally having time to accept my nomination


inner-peace-awardDon Charisma awarded me the Inner Peace Award. I hope I accepted it. I got an avalanche of awards within a short period. I think I accepted this one, but in case I didn’t add it to Totally Inspired Mind, here it is.

(I am looking for the jpg file of The Dragon Loyalty Award and not finding it yet!”

Finding a bunch of others though! 😉


Another I found in my award file

versatile-blogger-award-imageAnd another….

I have to add the award picture later on after I save it again folks!

I want to thank Growth Hunter at http://www.GrowthHunters.wordpress.com

for nominating me for The Dragon Loyalty Award, which had kind of an ambiguous significance until she researched it for me.

The award’s origin originated with Vintage Book Fairy, and you can read the meaning here:



The Dragon Loyalty Award is awarded to writers/bloggers for consistently writing back their fans and making comments on other fan’s works. In other words, it shows you acknowledge your fans support with every word you say to them and how you foster loyalty between them (the audience) and you-the writer & photographer blogger.

I was asked to tell you about 7 interesting facts about myself, so here it goes…

1.   I am American with my ancestors coming from France, French Canadian, Italian-Palermo, and Blackfoot Indian.

2.    I would love to have my own show on the Food Network or The Food Channel one day. I am hoping I take both CookingUpaStorminCa.ning.com and CookingUpaStormWithMissPolly.com there one day. Just one talent scout is all it would take.

3.   I care about humanitarian issues like the environment, children and their futures, the fiscal debt we have and paying if off, finding cures for cancer, epilepsy, arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease.

4.   I love mentoring others who want to do what I am now doing. This week I ran into 2 people in 2 different locations with varied backgrounds who will be future writers on Cooking Up a Storm All Over The World! I am talking to the first Travel Correspondent, another waitress who has baking as her passion when not working. She will be featured on a special baking segment. Stay tuned to see the rest!

5.    I love main streets any main street will do. There you find the heart of a town and where the locals talk about current events.

6.    I love an ocean view and the sea gulls, sound of the surf and beach life. I don’t tan and wear a lot of sun screen but I find inspiration by the sea shore.

7.    Lastly, since I was asked to tell seven things about myself, I have always been a visionary thinker since I was a kid with a picture memory. If I could picture it, I could do it.

Bloggers Paulette Motzko is Nominating The Dragon Loyalty Award To….


1.   Dale Rogerson at http://www.dalesdelectables.wordpress.com

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

3.   Dyan Diamond at http://www.dyandiamond.wordpress.com

4.   Brittius at http://www.brittius.com

5.    http://www.EverydayPowerBlog.wordpress.com

6.    Rich Cross at http://www.RichCross13.wordpress.com

7.    Paint The World With Words at http://www.PaintTheWorldWithWords.wordpress.com

8.   My Life in 24 Hours at: http://www.mylifein24hours.wordpress.com

9.   Vintage Book Fairy at: http://www.VintageBookFairy.wordpress.com

10.                   The Wine Wankers at http://www.TheWineWankers.wordpress.com

11.                   Esther at Hortus Closus http://www.hortusclosus.wordpress.com

12.                   Pernilla Bredolt at http://www.PernillaBredolt.wordpress.com

13.                   Susan Lattwein at Putting In a Good Word http://www.SusanLattwein.wodpress.com

14.                   Middle Of My Story http://www.MiddleofMyStory.wordpress.com

15.                   The Talking Violin http://www.TheTalkingViolin.wordpress.com

16.                   Sally Ann Frederick at Sally’s Special Services http://www.SallyAnnFrederickTudor.wordpress.com

17.                   Ann Johnson Murphree at http://www.AnnJohnsonMurphreeAuthor.com

18.                   HeartFlow 2013 http://www.HeartFlow2013.wordpress.com

19.                   Loving Food, Fashion, Life http://www.LovingFoodFashionLife.wordpress.com

20.                   The Crazy Mom Cook http://www.TheCrazyMomCook.wordpress.com

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

22.                    Rao at http://www.lvsrao.wordpress.com

23.                   Versa and You at http://www.VersaAndYou.wordpress.com

24.                   Growth Hunters at http://www.GrowthHunters.wordpress.com


To all the wonderful and talented writers, coaches, photographers, change catalysts as I call them, when you empower others to positive change or just more positive ways of thinking and acting and choosing.

I am giving you a virtual standing ovation for the joy you give me with your words. I am glad you felt I was worth another award. Thank you!

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

November 16th, 2013

7:51 p.m.


Images from Pinterest

Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts. – Robert Fulghum

“Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts…” – Robert Fulghum


Try and remove all negative people who put you down or insult you out of your life. Their negativity is dragging your full potential down.

Logic says that when you remove the negativity in your life, the sun will shine in because you will have removed the ball and chain that is a constant drain.

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright November 17th, 2013

Paulette Motkzko is Looking For A Room Mate

After about the thousandth run in with the room mate I have due to him calling me “stupid” when I test near genius, I have to expedite my leaving here.

I prefer to live in Orange County, CA if possible, but will stay open minded.

I am looking for these qualities: Dependable, Reliable, Kind, Clean Living Habits and since I am allergic to cigarettes and don’t want my things smelling like an ash tray, I want the well adjusted person to be a non smoker.
I am looking for someone preferably with a good sense of humor who is financially stable and mentally stable.

I have looked on Craig’s List but found nothing and if one of the nearly 500 followers of Totally Inspired MIND READS THIS…CHANCES ARE THINGS WILL MOVE IN A POSITIVE DIRECTION.

I AM LOOKING FOR SIGNING A LEASE OF A TWO BEDROOM APT FOR A MINIMUM OF ONE YEAR. I HAVE A GOURMET KITCHEN IN STORAGE, MY OFFICE, BEDROOM SET, upright grand piano AND KITCHEN TABLE and library. I would love to share my world with another person who preferably drives who likes a lady who is a good cook, is a writer, photographer and works a lot but likes to have fun too.

Email Paulette_Motzko@yahoo.com if you or someone you know might fit that category. To open the box of possibilities, if I had to, second choices would be Albuquerque, NM, Las Vegas, NV as living choices because the cost of living is so much cheaper.

I hope this leads me to the room mate I have been looking for.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
9:47 a.m.
November 17th, 2013

The Quest for The Cancer Cure


Click on the link above in this issue and read how drinking coffee could help you prevent cancer. Vitamin D can reduce the odds you will get cancer.

There is even a wonderful healthy antioxident rich Gazpacho Soup for you here that tastes good, is good for you and can help build up your immunological system.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Editor-in-Chief of The Quest For The Cancer Cure

Good Morning To Every Single One……


My wish today is that you accomplish all you desire and have TIME that you can RELAX so you can REFUEL yourself for the big week ahead.
After all we take care of our cars and don’t think about it…buying gas and getting regular tune ups. You are much more important than your car. Without you the car would just sit in your drive way with no driver.


Take care of yourself so you have the strength to give out to everyone and everything else.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Images from Pinterest