Prayer is not the overcoming of God’s reluctance, but the taking hold of God’s willingness. Phillip Brooks

This is on the inside cover of a book that I carry around with me every day and say certain portions of it that I’ve marked with a Post-It notes called “Handle with Prayer” by Alan Cohen.

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I found my copy for a dollar fifty at a book sale in a Friends of The Library sale in southern California, with coffee stains all over the cover and scribbles on the inside, but I didn’t care. I could see the merit of the wonderful book without even reading it. One’s trash is another treasure.

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The cover was beat up and damaged so I covered it with cat stickers because if I ever had a pet again it would be a cat. The stickers give me joy, make the cover look a little better and strike up conversations from passers by who see me reading it.

It’s published by Hay House Publishers.

I recommend it to anybody.

It’s a fantastic book then we’ll have you thinking in more positive ways and transforming your ideas about prayer, God, what you can do and accomplish and a host of other things.

Alan Cohen has written I believe over 20 books.

http://www.HayHouse.com

The ISBN number on this book handle with prayer is:

ISBN 1 – 56170 – 467 – 9 hardcover

This book is classified as prayer and self-realization and religious aspects.

Written by Paulette L Motzko
Photos by Paulette L Motzko
Copyright March 2016

7:39 a.m.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association | ASHA

http://www.asha.org/

For any of you who are hard of hearing, deaf or think you’re going deaf, this organization can be of invaluable service to you.

After all, the ability to communicate in an effective way is our God-Given Rights.

Please pray for my high school dear friend Carl Frye. I just talked to him on Facebook and he said “please pray for me I think I’m going deaf!”

I knew he had problems and wanted to get to a doctor about a month ago, and I tried to send him resources, but I’m not in Louisiana and nowhere near Coushatta, Louisiana.

I searched several places, Audiology Organizations and found this.

I know that this link will help many of you out there who think you have hearing problems, or maybe could use the hearing aid.

I know sign language for the deaf and when I was studying piano years ago in college I couldn’t make my mind up if I wanted to be a sign language interpreter or if I wanted to teach piano so I got in both programs.

I have a lot of friends who are deaf so it made it possible for me to be able to teach two very hard of hearing kids Jason and Adrian Chang piano.
They had two hearing aids I had the desire to see them play and hear them play and they had residual hearing! So by the time that The Deaf Children’s Athletic Association asked me if I could teach them piano, I don’t know if I could.  I tried it, and then I converted the audible to visual… and those kids played three songs each in the most extraordinary recital I ever did in my life.

250 people attended in Riverdale Utah.. you can accomplish anything you want if you only put your mind to it if you have any kind of hearing difficulties give these people a call and go to their website I hope it proves and services to some of you out there.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Paulette Motzko’s First Shutter Song in History

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My first Shutter Song in history. When you go to that URL above with either a Web browser who is the shutter song app for either Android or Apple – you go to the Shutters Song page then click on the left-hand side of the photo, it will open up and play my voice and an inspirational thought for the day.

I had in mind what I wanted to do yesterday, and I knew if I looked long enough I could find an application that would accomplish what I envisioned.


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I was researching and looking around and I found this wonderful application called Shutter Song. I was able to record my voice and imbed the recording into the image and create short inspirational motivational thoughts that people can carry around with them through the day- kind of like carrying around Tinkerbell in your pocket reminding you to smile.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Perseverance always pays off when it’s worth it.

Written by Paulette L Motzko
Photography by Paulette L Motzko, PLM Studios
Copyright March 2016

There will be many more Shutter Songs and then e-books when I can figure out what the best publishing mediums are, and motivational & inspirational audio books on topics like:

Positivity

Like attracts like

Attitude and perspective

Aromatherapy

Visualizations

True life inspirational stories

Paulette- Le Pore Motzko
Written & Created on March 29th, 2016
7:40 a.m.

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Photo captures heartwarming moment during nap time | abc13.com

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We are all the same on this planet, no matter what race, color, or creed. All we have to do is just watch the little, innocent children.

CHILDREN don’t see black or white, they don’t see Asian, they don’t see Filipino. Kids see other kids and only parents infect a child’s thinking teaching their children to hate.

Kids are equal through a child’s eyes.

So, to all the parents of the world:

Teach your child to love.
Teach your child tolerance.
Teach your children that it’s okay that were all different and that we learn from other people’s differences.

Hatred and racism pollutes the world with archaic ways of thinking  and it pollutes a child’s innocent mind.

Racism is like a disease that infects.

Don’t give your child the “disease of racism” to your kids.
Because they’ll only infect their kids with it exclamation point. Children learn from what they witness so be your best self for your child.

Do it for them and their future and yourself and your present. The world will view you differently from setting a positive example for your child.

Written by Paulette L Motzko Copyright March 2016

10 Spring Cleaning Tips For Getting Rid Of Old & Unread Books | Bustle

http://www.bustle.com/articles/149215-10-spring-cleaning-tips-for-getting-rid-of-old-unread-books?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=6947a7da72-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-6947a7da72-304574877

While some of these ideas for your used books or read books may not be your style, there may be a few ideas that you may see as creative and useful.

A great book is one of my favorite gifts in the world. It isn’t because of the value of the pages or the cover but rather the value of the words, concepts and what the book means and the writer’s intent.

My favorite idea depicted in this article on Bustle.com is showcasing books in pretty, colorful, sturdy frames on your wall.

I have quite a few bookcases already, and I’m contemplating the last thing I really need in my life to create organization in my place, giving me serenity and peace- is a book storage system.

I have donated a lot to my local library that I just didn’t want anymore and feel good that I did- because I love that Library.

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My biggest book case in my front room turned into my “Teapot Menagerie” and cook book haven.
Image photographed & digital arts by Paulette L Motzko, PLM Studios, Copyright March 2016

A book as one of those things that, if you use it, rely on it or go back to it- don’t give it away. If you love something and you use it, then it serves a valid purpose. It is the books you’ve read and think they could be better placed in someone else’s hands that you pass on.

I wouldn’t give anyone a bad book, but rather one I think they personally would love and enjoy.
I have some “give away or donate books” that will be dealt with this week.

I really don’t want anything, but rather enjoy what I have with great people.

As a writer I do that a lot. As I have changed I see new things in the story or content. I guess what I am trying to say is: books changes as you change because your perception of them changes.

The way you look at the story and characters, in the sense of fiction books or classic literature is not the same as you would see the story as a 14 year old-1st year of high school, versus let’s say a 54 year old lady like me now.

As a writer I love a book in my hand with pictures that you can put in a bag and take with you anywhere and you and don’t have to mess around with power outages or the internet and you can just read it good old-fashioned book with a cover.

Occasionally I will read a digital book or listen to an audio book, which is fantastic, because the spoken word has much more impact than the written one sometimes.

On one of my bags I carry it says:

“A room without books is like a room without windows.”

I hope you enjoyed this piece and no matter if you own one great book or 100- may you grow in knowledge and wisdom and share it with others.

Written by Paulette L Motzko
March 25th, 2016
210 p.m.

The more you insist on quality in people and life…

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You’ll get only that-quality.

Repel bad people like water beads on Vaseline.

Great people will gravitate towards you as though you were magnetized. Repel bad people like water beads on Vaseline. The good people will see the sparkle in your eyes and intent of integrity and your soul.

You hold the key to Quality Control in your life.

Photography and written by Paulette- L Motzko

Copyright March 2016

THANK YOU to my 2,467 extraordinary followers on Totally Inspired Mind.

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Totally Inspired Mind I’d my Gift To The World….where the beautiful and extraordinary people, places and events are found. It is a place for creative and positive people who enjoying giving something back to the world-simply because they can.

It is a place where racism doesn’t exist-I hope I see that day- and all people are treated equally and kindness, love, and compassion are promoted- because that’s the DNA of my soul.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
March 24th, 2016
6:25 p.m.

Herb Alpert: Come Fly with Me

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Image from his album Come Fly With Me. I am not stealing it but promoting your album.

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/herb-alpert-come-fly-with-me-herb-alpert-by-nicholas-f-mondello.php?width=360

Herb Albert is probably one of the first artists I was crazy about with the Tijuana Brass.

I remember dancing over and over to “Taste of Honey”, which broke records as the number one song on Billboard more than once.  If I am in a “blah mood”, all I have to is turn on the remastered CD of  Herb’s “Whipped Cream” album on my ipod.  You just can’t listen to Herb Alpert and feel bad it’s just impossible.

My dad had everything he ever recorded up to the late 70’s anyhow….. on a 33 rpm and then CD.

“Whipped Cream”, “Tijuana Taxi”, “This Guy’s in Love “, and “Peanuts ” are to name just a few my favorites.

I never knew that Herb Alpert was a bronze sculptor for over 30 years and his works were showcased in Los Angeles. …close to where I used to live on Orange County.

I also didn’t know Herb Alpert had a foundation to help young children and promote the arts….until today when I searched him on Twitter and found his real page…and I began updating my knowledge with his latest albums and reading about the huge stars he discovered.

To Herb Alpert:
“Mr. Alpert, I hope you read this because I think someone as multi- talented as you is born once every millenium. You have added countless hours of Joy to my Life and you are still adding it as we speak.

It is just now I am a professional writer, photographer, and marketer. I used to teach piano over twenty years – and I began writing music when I was nine-years-old.

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People in “Vegas” just don’t pay for piano lessons. They just show up with their kids and expect you to teach him for free!

Doctors remove wrong body part

Doctors remove wrong body part
http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/23/health/yale-doctor-lawsuit/index.html

The only thing I can say here is:

How the heck WAS THE HOSPITAL STUPID ENOUGH TO take out the wrong rib? And why would they let a trainee sit in on a really important procedure like that? That was really poor discretion on the behalf of all of the people at that New Haven Hospital in Connecticut.

Major surgeries are not places where you have people train! Do the training in medical school so they don’t kill people; let the trainees work on Dummies. Don’t put people’s lives at risk having people who are incompetent in the operating room… which is just one thing they screwed up on here, not to mention- what were the other people in the operating room doing- who were the trainees?

It’s a wonder that the two surgeries in one day didn’t kill the poor woman! I know I couldn’t have survived two surgeries in one day with two sets of anesthesiology and all the other stuff you have to go through . What kind of bright moron did that who is the idiot that made the call to do two surgeries in one day? I would love to talk to the attorney on this .

It’s that kind of negligence is representative of that stupid hospital they should be closed down.

I hope the lady that had to go through that two surgeries had becomes a billionaire and sets a president that patients rights do matter.

And that’s the humble opinion of Paulette Le Pore Motzko.

March 24th, 2016
4:02 p.m.

Shared from WordPress

Water Song – The Akwesasne Women Singers – http://wp.me/p4zahF-16a

And, as a lady who is part Blackfoot Indian, I resound the Water Song saying, “yes our water systems are precious”…

WATER
We must treasure it.
Conserve it.
Not waste it.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

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Image photographed by Glenn Clayton
Photo Editing and Graphic Arts by Paulette L Motzko
Copyright 2016

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An Ode to Spring by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

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Photography by Paulette L Motzko
Graphic Arts by Paulette L Motzko,
PLM Studios, Las Vegas, NV
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright March 2016,
Paulette L Motzko

We are all meant to bloom and thrive and live in the right kind of environment so we can grow.

Age is a matter of attitude and experience and wisdom. Never lose your child like wonder and eager anticipation for things that give you JOY.

Joy is to your soul like what fertilizer is to a plant; it nourishes it and helps it grow with an abundant harvest.

Your harvest in life equals the passion you face your job or career with. When you face it with an attitude of joy and passion, and always keep ever present in your mind the big picture of why you’re doing it, the process will seem effortless and momentum will accelerate.

We can stack the deck in our favor by taking care of ourselves and keeping a healthy balance of diet, sleep, work and play, introverted activities and extroverted ones. It is all needed and important.

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An Ode to Spring by
Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Why I’m a Believer in God – How My Faith Helps Me Stay Grounded and All Things.

Why I’m a believer in God/How it helps me stay grounded in all things. – http://wp.me/p7mf5u-X

This comes from a newfound writer and blogger friend Maya-Sibbick. This is her absolute first day in the blogosphere!

She wrote an article about her trials with quitting smoking and so I wrote her back and encourage her to get a vape instead.

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Every action has a chain reaction in life, and because I wrote her back she’s going to go get a vape and she’s going to really try to quit smoking with this awesome Gadget.

I saw it work in California, where I used to live prior to Las Vegas.

My old roommate was like a chimney smoking cigarettes 24 hours a day and addicted 300%.

In one week, after buying him the $20 Vape atomizer canister and getting some some cartridges that went inside it, he could control how much nicotine he got.

Then he was able to wean himself off of the drug of nicotine, eliminating the tars and other cancer causing things in orinary cigarettes. A vape is cheaper too and you won’t smell like an ashtray!

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I don’t smoke, I don’t drink, I don’t do drugs; I’m Addicted To Life.

I’m pretty a straight-forward, straight shooting kind of lady.

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Stop by my friend’s blog and say hello. Encourage Maya- to not only continue writing a wonderful blog but also encourage her with positive words to help her get through the challenges of quitting smoking.

Paulette L Motzko
Written March 19th, 2016
3:44 p.m.

Why I get up so early. ..to see the sun rise coming through my windows

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… and hear the birds chirp, and take time to meditate and pray. Sometimes I am lucky and see the sky turn Technicolor hues of violet, blue, and peach like in the picture.

Backup the time that you have to go to work two hours and spend some quality time doing simple things that you never give yourself a chance to later in the day- because it just gets too busy.

Watch how much better you feel because you’re not doing without and you’re taking care of yourself at the start of the day – making yourself number one.

Written by Paulette L Motzko
High Definition Image photographed and created by Paulette Motzko
Copyright March 2016

March 19th, 2016
1:35 a.m.

People and Their Books – Jerusalem, Israel

People And Their Books – Jerusalem, Israel – http://wp.me/p4RRNW-3Wx

What an extraordinary job with the photographer Romero did on this. I’ve never seen anything quite like this before in my life. Unless you went there, with a very observing a comma someone like myself an American who’s been raised in Southern California all her life except for a few years in Tucson Arizona-where was born,  I would never see anything like this unless photographer named Remera captured it all for all time for us all.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
March 16th, 2016
12:38 midnight

The beautiful story of 9 1 1 – God bless our Military!

A Beautiful Story of  911: God Bless Our Military – http://wp.me/p3dTLR-1nK

One of my recent followers- Coach Muller- shared this story on his blog, and I must admit, even me, already patriotic as I am, thanking every known veteran I come in contact with, for serving our country- I am touched by this story.

This illustrates how kind and loving, quick thinking and extraordinary our valiant military officers are.

Read this and share it. I shared it here and this site is read by between 70 to 100 countries a month, and I will share it on The Political Think Tank too.

Where can you share this story?

Paulette Motzko

March 14th, 2016
9:12 p.m.