What did you learn today?

I learn something new every day. I made it a habit since I was a small child.

My dad used to ask us that question around the dinner table,  and it would get us talking and communicating with one another.

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright January 2017

Jennie at A Teacher’s Relections Nominated Totally Inspired Mind for The Spirit Animal Award

Due to still not being able to afford upgrades on this site, which are $100, I cannot add any photos until that money materializes.  I am having difficulties even with money for cash on hand due to paying for my increased rent price,  that I wasn’t counting on, and the lousy economy in Las Vegas.
That’s why you will not see the image posted folks.

I like winning awards but my time is so focused on projects that generate money for sheer survival, that the time I have to devote to answering the questions etc is limited.  I still haven’t finished accepting the last award I won, which was The Prize Darts Award.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
January 2016
10:17 a.m

Watch “Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman – Time To Say Go…” on YouTube

Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman – Time To Say Go…: http://youtu.be/f_JLkIOnq04

I am not sure why watching this puts tears in my eyes, but I absolutely love this song and Andrea Bocelli is a glorious example of when God allows someone to be disabled only to bless them with extraordinary talents like Bocelli and his gift of singing so sensitively the words in this song. Some day, when he appears in concert in Las Vegas, Nevada for a concert, I want to be there to soak it all in.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
January 26th, 2016
6:54 p.m

Learn About Cancer | American Cancer Society

http://m.cancer.org/cancer/index

This is a fantastic link that takes you to the web page of the American Cancer Society. You can search any type of cancer there, you could read about what you could do to prevent it also. I’m getting involved with all kinds of avenues in my local area with the American Cancer Society and reading about what meetings and eventd they are holding in Nevada.

Getting involved with legislators in your commubity gets us all closer to seeing a cure and more effective and less harmful intervention.
You can do that too!

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
January 2016
8:25 a.m.

Tu B’Shevat is Celebrated by The Jewish People. May You All Be Blessed. Shalom

http://www.jewfaq.org/m/holiday8.htm
This was written by a kind hearted, Catholic writer, photographer and blogger lady, who likes learning about other cultures. I believe that the more a person learns about other religions, customs and languages, the more beautiful the world becomes. The reason being is, you develop a birds eye view for the people and a better understanding of what they went through as a people, and why their traditions have been kept alive and help unify them, making them stronger.

I found this really interesting and helps me understand why my many Jewish friends do what they do.

You see, we all don’t have to believe the same things. We only need to understand and respect why others believe and do what they do.

I found that Tu refers to “15” on the Jewish Calendar and Sheva is the name of the month.

I am not sure if it’s appropriate to say to all of my Jewish readers, I hope your Tu B’Shevat is a Joyous one. Be blessed. I think those two words are appropriate in any faith.
I will say Shalom and Peace be with you.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
January 25th, 2016
8:11 a.m.

Today is the Tu B’Shevat or The New Year For Trees.

http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/tu-bshevat

Cook book writer and friend Faye Levy was telling the story about Tu B’Shevat last night, which I didn’t realize Jewish holidays are celebrated the day before the holiday. Her wonderful story with photos of all the new fruits on the trees on Facebook, inspired me to read more about it.

I am a Catholic lady and know very little about Jewish customs, but am always willing and wanting to learn more about them. By doing so, an understanding and respect for the people behind the customs and traditions develop that would not have been possible otherwise.

I opened the book “Feasts For All Seasons ” by Roy Andries-de Groot off my book shelf this morning, and in a spring menu talking about the international holidays spoke again of the Tu B’Shevat, but from a historical standpoint.

The TORAH praises seven fruits, particularly pomegranates, dates, olives, grapes and figs. Oftentimes the Jewish people will either try and eat one new fruit in season or plant a tree.

Shalom

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright January 2016
8:03 a.m.

Paulette L Motzko’s Prayer For Those With Epilepsy and All The Disabled People of the World

My Prayer
By Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright 1990

This prayer was written when I was having 50 simple partisl seizures a day when I was dubbed as “intractable.”
It turned out helping more people with various disabilities and even those who were not disabled. I could not believe the responses I got daily in my email box. It waa unlike anything I ever imagined.

I remember getting a letter from a guy who was paralyzed and so kind.
He TOLD ME HIS STORY AND SAID, that unlike anything ever before,
he finally felt like he had something to live for. I’ll never forget reading that letter in shock and overwhelmed with emotion. Somehow all my pain and struggles was being turned into consolation and confidence and hope for others. It was quite miraculous to me.

After that, I wondered how many others would find solace in my words, like a warm blanket in the cold.
I wrote Christopher Reeves a letter telling him he was the real life superman and spent hours on that letter. He wrote me back and worked with me as a consultant with The Epilepsy Connection to help anyone who had severe mobility disabilities.
I remember how nice his wife was when we communicated.

Last week the young lady on Facebook young lady asked me if I was the same Paulette Motzko who founded The Epilepsy Connection.  I told her I was and she said how much my prayer helped her and she asked for a copy of it.
So, typed under glass it is,  and by popular demand I am putting it on Totally Inspired Mind : Where Positive Minds Congregate for all the  world to read.

I am glad I was asked for it, because since totally inspired by and is read by about 100 countries monthly, I never had that kind of leadership when I was working as the co-founder of the Epilepsy Connection. I’ve created a web platform is quite extensive over the last 10 years.

I was looking through a prayer book and realize that people with epilepsy need a special prayer on their own. Since one having been written, I thought I’d write one.

I figured we need all the help we can get and it wouldn’t hurt to have the Man Upstairs on our side.  Even though it is the longest prayer I’ve seen to date it only takes a few minutes to say  it makes me feel better somehow. I hope it gives you the same kind of consolation it gives me.

My Prayer
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Dear God,

Thank you for the promise of this day.
My  day is young and new as a child full of wonder.
My past has been thrown to see it with your help the pleasant memories will be waiting safely on shore for me.

Let only the best of myself, that’s who I am live on.
My future consist only of the choices I make today.
Wipe any worries your fears for my mind.
Give me a clean slate to work with, to accomplish things,  a day that has never been lived before.
Let me embrace myself with open arms,  treating myself as my own best friend.
Let me not be unnecessarily hard on myself but let me constantly push myself to achieve new goals.

Give me the strength to not only cope but give me super human strength so I may be stronger than this thing I’m fighting.

Give me the power to not fight but to win.
Victim is not in my vocabulary;  I don’t know what the word means.

Let me always remember  that even though I may not be perfect, & I may have boundaries others may not,  the remaining normal part of me is an exceptional.

IT (MY BRAIN AND MIND) have become stronger over time to compensate for what is weak.
The brain waves which seemed to have a mind of their own, only make me different in a very good way.
I’ll see the entire spectrum of colors in a sunset, instead of a few.  I’ll never take anything for granted,  no matter how seemingly small.  I’ll always be content just to gaze at some birds in the tree.  I’ll somehow  be able to understand when others can’t find the words, and my hands will reach out quicker to help someone in need.
each year, when my health was unstable, let me never forget that those qualities I possessed of strength and courage cannot be given back to someone else. as the saying goes, the only thing we take to the next life from this one is what we gave away. My life quality, as well as others who share my plate is top priority. Let my life in its own humble way be an example for other disabled people that they  can do anything they imagine himself doing.
We as disabled people can work together.
You are a link in the chain that becomes stronger every time you do the best you are able and fight to see that all disabled people are treated with dignity and are given good paying jobs using skills they possess.

My life quality, as well as all others who share my plight is top priority.
let me find ways of raising the standards, changing laws,  enlightening and educating so that all people are treated equally.

Let my life be a mission to change the things I’m able, and to empower myself in any way I can.
Let my pills be “magic pills” to help me live the life I desire, obtain my goals,  and know what peace of mind means.  Let me donate funds for medical research to aid in the discovery of new drugs which could be the magic pills of tomorrow.

Lord, walk with me throughout the day and never leave my side.  With each step while others ride-walk with me.

If I wait while they go about their lives – be there with me.  take away the loneliness that harbors itself inside me by giving me friends that I share a common bond.
Let me seek others for support as well as strength.

Let all people with epilepsy take their health into their own hands, forming a wall of steel; each one helping to reinforce the strength of the other the whole thing stronger than the parts.

Let me realize that no matter what happens today I always have my soul.

Minutes or hours may be taken from me, I may be pushed to the limit -but I Won’t Fall.
Let me do something wonderful every day. …no matter what that may be:
Sing a song off key…
Savor a minute or two…
Write in a journal…
Take a walk with somebody special…
Or,  create a masterpiece.

Don’t ever let me forget what rewarding means.
Don’t let me forget  the joy of simple things.
Don’t let me get wrapped up with just being.  I wasn’t put on this earth to merely exist. 
Let me keep a childlike anticipation for the day and what it holds.
Don’t let my sense of humor dwindle away.
Let this day, especially, be a package I can unwrap.
Let me go outside to myself, trying to help others and affect lives.
Let me be more concerned with others than myself. as the saying goes, the only thing we take from this life to the next is what we gave away.
Let people remember me for what I’ve done,  not who I am.

If I feel susceptible let me say …
Make me strong,
Hold me up, 
Give me power, 
Ease my mind,
Give me peace.

Send an Angel to Hold My Hand.

Amen.

A Story About Heroes & Leaders by Noelle Boostani with text by Paulette L Motzko

Can the voice of MLK still guide us home? – http://wp.me/p78swE-K

Read the above story in the link because the person that wrote it oh, that wasn’t me, did an outstanding job. I’m in the process of finding out what that person’s name is to give them credit.

Noelle Boostani is the passionate, gifted writer’s name. I know because she just contacted me here .

After I read the story they wrote it inspired me to write what you’re reading here. You see how every action in life has a chain reaction?

I created a board yesterday on Pinterest containing some of Martin Luther King Jr’s most inspiring quotes with compelling photographs. You can find me on Pinterest as PollyMotzko.

Once someone like Martin Luther King Jr comes into the world and change is it by his actions, by his bravery, by doing what is never been done before – the world will never be the same and it’s not.

After all, we have a black president, and that was as history making as if we will have a woman president. Women are another silent minority who need to be guaranteed the same pay for the same work.

Although we still have improvements to go, in this day and age so much has changed, compared to the times BEFORE Martin Luther King Jr.

Because of him and what he stood up for demanding that everyone be treated the same.

” There is a Martin Luther King Jr inside us all waiting to change the world.” – Paulette L Motzko

An Award…Susan’s Devotional Journal Awarded Totally Inspired Mind the PRIZE DARTS (PREMIOS DARDOS AWARD)

http://susansdevotionaljournal.com/2016/01/14/an-award-susans-devotional-journal/

I found out in the wee hours of the morning I was nominated for the price starts award which signifies recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, the personal values that are transmitted through creative and original writing. This one means a lot to me because Susan Langer is an awesome writer and has many websites and she also contributes value to the world.

I will be nominating 15 writer and bloggers who have blogs on WordPress who contribute positivity and value to the world. I have to figure out who they all are first before I list them all but I want to say thank you Susan Langer for the honor.

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There are times when a pizza delivery makes your day. This delivery changed a 76-year-old’s life.

http://www.upworthy.com/there-are-times-when-a-pizza-delivery-makes-your-day-this-delivery-changed-a-76-year-olds-life?c=fea

What a wonderful story about how a pizza delivery lady can make a difference in someone’s life in a major way. What she did is what I like to do and try to do. Do more than you have to do.- Do what you should do.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
January 16th, 2016
2:33 a.m

LINDI MAKHAZA’S Top Life Lessons Learned From Battling Cancer

https://onlindislane.wordpress.com/2015/12/31/my-top-7-life-lessons-i-learned-from-cancer/

As I read through the hundreds of emails I get daily I found a new follower named LINDI MAKHAZA. My Inner Voice told me to read more about her and the stories she wrote. That was good I listened and then read the story I share here with all 2,394 of you my esteemed followers.

At the end of her article I found myself crying mainly because though I never met her, she possesses the courage of a thousand armies and the wisdom of someone double her age.

I now have one more reason to fight for the cure for cancer. Her name is LINDI MAKHAZA.

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright January 15th, 2016
3:20 a.m.