If I wrote my entire name, complete with my middle name, confirmation name, maiden name and then married name it would look something like this….
Paulette Ann Therese Le Pore Motzko.
I was confirmed in 2001 after reading prayers of my Nanny’s and seeing a St. Therese chaplet advertised in the church bulletin.
I sent for it and began saying the 24 Glory Be To The Father prayers, (one for each of the 24 years she lived), asking her to carry my intention’s to the Throne of God like a bouquet of sweet roses. Roses started appearing in places where no roses grew and always when I asked for something, or the prayer would be answered.
That’s when I wanted to become confirmed, adding Therese to my name as a testimony to her influence in my life, which was very late for any Catholic. I never cared about what any one else did, but always stayed true to myself and genuine of heart. My Mother was my Sponsor with the Bishop. Those photos are stellar to look back on today.
Even if you’re not Catholic but Christian, Muslim, Jewish or any other faith; there is great merit to be gleaned in St. Therese’s wisdom-filled words.
This is an outstanding article about downsizing and evaluating how much what you own means to you.
What about that collection of cookbooks? Are there any you can donate to your local library, if you have enjoyed them and you know the space on your book shelves is a valuable place. I did just that when into a small Studio when I first moved to Las Vegas years ago.
Now, when I go to the library I can see my collection sitting on a shelf and know that the books I really never used or knew I could like others more, are having a second life there. My old thing’s were made new in the hands of the new readers who open their pages.
One of my good friends and followers here on WordPress tried to reblog one of my posts on her site and wasn’t able to. Have any of you had that difficulty? If so, I will have to do some work on it to make sure my work can be shared.
The “reblog” feature on WordPress was one of the key reasons I love it so much as a Web platform. It allows the bloggers to curate a wide variety of topics from a wide selection of sources. Every time that is done, it is a great thing for all involved. New readers are formed as well as new relationships.
Let me know if you are able to reblog my work. If you all are technically unable to do so, I will be working on revamping it later so you can!
I contact all those who share my work and always express my gratitude.
These beautiful photos were taken by dear friend Leonardo Valencia who is a tour bus driver. He was fortunate enough to be sent on a trip to a beautiful church in Alhambra, CA this last time. He took these photos in the sanctuary there while he had time.
I told him:
“You see how God has been blessing you? How wonderful to be sent on a Nun’s Retreat and to enjoy their company. God is bringing you to church and you even get paid for it! He smiled and remarked how beautiful it all was and how kind the nuns were to him.
He also had time on another tour trip and was able see several southern California beaches. ….another dream of mine, mainly because high priced or not, California was my home for most of my life.
I will be hopefully heading there soon to walk the pier, thank God for my many blessing’s and see old friends, while capturing photos never taken and writing stories never told.
Wherever your sacred places are, cherish them and always make time for you, God and the quiet of the moment.
Sacred time brings clarity to all things and a newfound realization of the things you are facing in your life.
Once you have some time and space in your own special environment, decisions are made easy.
Image photographed by my awesome, sweet waitress at Chili’s-who is shy and likes to remain anonymous.
Photo editing and Digital Graphic Arts by Paulette L. Motzko, Copyright, May 2017.
One year ago today TotallyInspiredMind.com had 2,497 followers.
Below me at The Bellagio with a bad date who took that good photo. I did my magic photo editing making it look like it was shot in black and white.
Face book came up with the photo in their Memories feature today.
Wherever you are I hope you have a wonderful night…..or day, depending on what part of the world you are in.
Thank you to my new 291 followers teachers, computer programmers, web site creators, authors, photographers, network site marketers, philanthropists, those who run non profits, mothers, fathers, teens, young adults from soon to be 100 countries spanning every culture and nationality.
I am so elated that what I envisioned became a reality through lots of time and dedication mixed with hope and faith.
God bless you all and if you aren’t Christian….may you simply always be blessed.
Minor Swing is my favorite song in the movie Chocolat, that I saw on Netflix in high definition late tonight.
I saw the movie when it came out, but I was a different lady in a different time, married to a rocket scientist and I didn’t have the photographer’s eye yet. That was a talent I culitivated like a flower in my creative garden after my divorce on 2001.
Outstanding movie with fantastic actors in my opinion and the music was wonderful.
As I add to this I will share new versions of this, or quite possibly you’ll always be able to access updates through this master link.
Be blessed where ever you are. I am feeling much better today and went to my GP doctor with my friend Zena. She offered to drive me there and on the way back said the sweetest thing to me I will always remember:
“When God gives me a Blessing I have to make sure and take care of it, and YOU are a BLESSING!”
(Paulette Le Pore Motzko and Ramon Lea Le Pore) The last Thanksgiving I was able to spend with Mom.
Image created by Paulette L. Motzko.
There have been so many medical advances in treating Alzheimer’s disease since I was taking care of Mom. Some of the newest medical discoveries is the use of medical marijuana and Alzheimer’s disease.
Decreasing sugar in one’s diet has recently been shown to make a significant improvements in those with Alzheimer’s disease some studies, and even prevent
There are so many diseases that I would like to wipe off the face of the earth. I wish I could. Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and arthritis are four of the biggest ailments to me they would love to help eradicate with research dollars.
Even knowing that I was speaking out about it, educating others and making an impact in a positive way for others means the world to me.