Images of Paulette Motzko taken by Alberto C Ferreira removed on January 6th, 2016 due to maxing out my data plan.
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko Copyright December 2015
If you’re celebrating on your own like I am and you have no tree, you know what I say to that-so what.
Here’s my Christmas tree….
It exists in my favorite Snoopy Christmas cup with the cute Woodstock spoon smiling inside. It was a gift to myself last year from Walgreens…the only one they had for only $5!.
Google was updating some photos from last year Christmas and found these I created….
Photos of Paulette Motzko in Photo Montage in Kitchen taken by Leonardo Valencia, Digital Arts by Paulette L Motzko, PLM Studios, Copyright December 2015
The tree is just a symbol that people throw away. The true evergreen living breathing “tree” lies not in an inadament object but lies within the depths of your soul . The beauty and your soul exist everyday , not just on holidays but every day of the year.
LAST YEAR WHEN I HAD $40 TO MY NAME AND A MILLION MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO BUY WITH THE $40, I BOUGHT A CAKE WITH A PICTURE OF A RED FLOWER ON IT AND ATE IT!
AT LEAST I GOT SOME ENJOYMENT FROM IT AND FOR $5 AT THE BAKERY, I HAD SOMETHING TO SERVE WHAT FEW GUESTS I HAD COME OVER.
There is merriment and joy to be had in a million undiscovered places and in other things.
How can you celebrate Christmas?
Firstly you have to understand that the true meaning and Christmas isn’t about buying “stuff” and more stuff, but in giving and sharing love and kindness to people you know and don’t know.
Christmas is about finding somebody who is sad and making them not sad any longer.
Christmas is about looking for a person who looks like they have nothing to be happy for and you making them realize they do.
Spread some joy around like honey and butter on corn bread and watch how quickly some gets stuck on you!
Photography and Digital Arts by Paulette L Motzko, PLM Studios, Copyright December 2015
Go seek out the people who people have forgotten.
This thing called Christmas Spirit can be carried out the rest of the 364 days of the year, if you only want it to be.
Share what you have with those who are near you and are special to you.
Christmas is about finding a common denominator that people never thought existed and proving were not so different after all.
Christmas is making people know we are alk the same, nomatter what color or faith we are. We can all be neighbors or brothers or sisters.
Christmas is praying together and people holding hands praying about world peace and simple every day things and simply being together.
It doesn’t matter who those people are. You can find family or BECOME FRAMILY- FRIEND WHO BECAME FAMILY- in every person that is around you at this very time.
Go make a friend today. Watch how easy it is. In the time you spent wallowing in pity you could go out make a few more friends instead.
I’m in Las Vegas, Nevada and as I look out the window its 7 in the morning with a rain storm on the horizon. It is supposed to be one of the biggest storms that Nevada had for a while. According to all the news reports Lake Tahoe starting to fill up and the it is starting to look more like a lake. It makes things harder for me, and I have to walk much slower, so I don’t slip, but I know this dry, dusty desert needs the rain!
So what, I don’t drive…I am ALIVE and breathing, but I’m never driving again because I choose to. It’s called being smart. I was in the very near fatal car accident about 20 years ago and was nearly killed. My husband at the time kept saying “get your independence” even though I had epilepsy. So like a moron, I went after my drivers license and one day had a seizure behind the wheel. I was unconscious behind the wheel and couldn’t pull over to the side of the street. The car ended up going into a chain link fence of the schoolyard. I was nearly killed everything I ever worked for almost came to an end. My books i am working on now and so much more. Thank God I am here today to tell this story. I have far more gifts God blessed me with than anything else. That day, I will always remember the 100’s of people lined up and down the street applauding when I finally moved and got out of the car….with the door about falling off and the license plate dangling. ..thank God she’s alive… I heard. I’m never doing this again, I said. It’s not all it’s cracked up to be to drive anyway but I will never ever forget all the people applauding I was alive. The next time I hear applause it will be for playing one of the songs I wrote on the piano, or for some other written creation…one of my gifts I like to bless others with.
I have almost died 5 times in my life and used to be in a wheelchair. I am a walking miracle, you could say.
You see, God had plans for me.
I wasn’t supposed to go then.
I was supposed to create this site, Totally Inspired Mind years later. It’s now read by one hundred countries monthly.
I was supposed to help my mother with Alzheimer’s disease, I was supposed to make a difference in people’s lives. I was supposed to give people hope in make him happy showing them they matter. I was supposed to write articles, like this one, an extension of my soul, that inspire.
I am supposed to do a lot of stuff-much I don’t even know yet.
I don’t drive but I get around. I don’t let silly things like that stop me. I’m okay with that. WITH DRIVING YOU GET A CAR PAYMENT AND INSURANCE TOO AND IT ain’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Image photographed and created by Paulette L Motzko, PLM Studios, Copyright December 2015
The good thing about driving is you never ever look for the parking spot, and you never pay for parking and you never get lost looking for your car in a parking lot! There’s always a good side to everything.
Merry Christmas Eve!
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright December 2014
The Sun just came out…with big, bright rays of hope shining down from the heavens…. saying may not rain after all, which would be nice for me.
I’m not going to sit in my house all night looking at the wall..
I’m going out there but I’m going to go to church tonight to a extraordinary, wonderful, jubilant mass at the St James Roman Catholic Church. They’re having a Christmas Eve mass at 7 o’clock tonight. Even though there’s a storm…I’m going.
I’m going in the storm….THAT’S WHY THEY MAKE WATERPROOF JACKETS WITH HOODS!
When you’re in L 54 years old like I am, I move SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY but I move.
So, if you’re celebrating on your own like I am, I hope I changed your mind on what the meaning of Christmas is all about…and encouraged you to get out of your funk and go out.
And, IF you have no tree, you know what I say to that- so what.
A CHRISTMAS TREE is just a symbol. People throw it away a few days after they buy it. Good Will towards human kind lasts all year in your heart and soul.
Celebrate Christmas AND LET THE STAR BE IN THE SPARKLING SMILE YOU SHOW TO ALL THOSE YOU MEET. DON’T JUDGE OTHERS. BE KIND. SHARE WHAT YOU HAVE, NO MATTER HOW MEAGER AND WATCH IT MULTIPLY.
Your Christmas is about this about finding somebody SAD and giving them something TO SMILE ABOUT ABOUT. GIVE THEM SOME OF YOUR CHARISMATIC SMILE. GIVE JOY to people who people forgot.
It’s about the love that you share in the heart of all people. It about finding a common denominator and people that they never thought was a, denominator set people holding hands about praying about being together it doesn’t matter who the people are.
You can find family or become family by definition in nearly every person around you at this very time.
They don’t know I’m going make a friend what you make a friend you know I’m don’t you? I’m in Las Vegas Nevada and I was I look up the window at 7 in the morning the horizon. It might be one of the biggest storms Nevada has seen for a long while. According to all the news reports Lake Tahoe starting to fill.
So what, I don’t drive. I’m never drive again and I am 100 % fine with that. You see, I was very near fatal car accident about 20 years ago and early killed my ex husband at the time kept saying oh get your independence even know I had epilepsy and so I was having or is it like a moron I went after my drivers license well one day I hadn’t or and I couldn’t pull over the side of the street and the car and it up going into a chain link fence of the schoolyard dad was nearly killed the with every act every word and every day that you do everyday.
So what, that was a choice on my part. My place looks mighty festive without one.
I can’t picture spending all that money on a thing I am either storing in a closet or worse, throwing away! I would rather see more evergreen trees planted that nobody chops down. I’ve downsized most everything.
The real gifts of Christmas are in things that don’t come out of a box, that arent wrapped, and that are found by you finding places that you can go and make people feel better feel happier, feel special, and let them know they mean something.
Christmas is in letting others know they are important.
If you do that to one person you don’t, know you will do it on a regular basis-because when you share and make someone’s life different in a good way, you showed them you cared.
You just gave them a reason to live and you can change their attitude about themselves. When you have done that, you’ve done one of the greatest things on the face of God’s earth. From that day forward that person will look at themselves differently and you made that person’s life change, and that is extraordinary.
When you hand out joy and you can transform someone’s life just by showing you care one person can do that. What are some places that you can do that at? Senior homes, hospitals, foster homes, acute wards and cancer centers. You want to DO SOMETHING to feel good about? Go to one of those places and it will show you how lucky you are.
Just hang around the cancer ward for even a half hour and smile at the sweet innocent kids who have been told their days are numbered. Do something wonderful for those kids who can’t go outside because their immune systems wont let them. Those are places where you are needed.
When you realize how blessed you really are, no matter what you’re going through will pale by comparison and won’t be as bad as that.
I have some old Barbie dolls and my sister gave me when I was 9 and I have been trying to sell them on OfferUp.com forever and nobody wants them.
When I was saying my prayers one morning watching the sun rise…it came to me where those dolls are supposed to go..a foster care home or a children’s cancer center or some other very needed place. That would give me JOY beyond measure seeing the little girls faces light up. And, where else would those dolls be new all over again. 😉
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
December 24th, 2015
Edited by Paulette L Motzko
December 28th, 2015