“Dinner for Two” by Alyssa Nelson & A Fabulous Dinner For Three 

As I am doing photo editing of a beautiful girl I photographed earlier this evening, I heard this song come up and it was so pretty I had to stop and share it with all of you. 

I hope you all had a wonderful day. I had an unexpected surprise today seeing my great friend Leo.   He wanted to take me and his niece Antionette for dinner. I hadn’t seen in many weeks, due to his very busy schedule. I wasn’t ready when he arrived, as I was planning eating a salad and writing, doing work and was going to get a loaf of whole wheat bread rising while I did my writing thing.

This is a time where changing my plans was in order. I knew I didn’t have any deadlines on any if my projects. 

The Amazon packages I was expecting arrived minutes before I was heading out the door, like it was orchestrated almost magically to make it all work out. I was able to meet his dear friend Antonette, who just moved here only weeks ago. She is as beautiful inside as out and we got along wonderfully and we’re hugging by the time the night came to a close, which was all too soon.

I will be seeing my dear friend Lulu and I want to do some needed female bonding, which will be great. 

Antoinette-took this photo of me while we were out earlier. She would be a great photographer. 

Remember Youth Has No Age- Pablo Picasso

This comes from a fantastic, little but powerfully positive book called

You’re Doing a Freaking Great Job! By Workman Press.

I found it at one of my favorite places -Barnes and Noble Booksellers.

I took a photo of one of the pages I loved the most because I am 55 years young and still going strong. 

Written and compiled by

 Paulette Le Pore Motzko.

June 29th, 2017 at 2:16 a.m.; Updated 2:22 a.m.

Make each moment a stellar memory for tomorrow!

I shot this image at  Red Rock Resort Casino & Spa in Summerlin the first day that I discovered it several years ago now. The Grand Cafe there serves the most wonderful herbal teas with a nice silver tea service beautiful open-air dining area that uplifts the spirits.

 I really love it there but I live on the way north side of town way far from it now; I don’t really get over there but I plan on visiting again soon

When you do something put all you have into it. If you have to do work, make it great work. I was there late at night writing SEO Web contents and decided work and pleasure really can co-exist together! 

Written by Paulette L. Motzko,

Image photographed and created by Paulette Motzko, Copyright 2015.

 June 28th 2017 at 4:03 p.m.

Edith Piaf’s Beautiful La Vie en Rose Sung in French with a Jazz Band & Toots Thielemans-on the Harmonica

If you haven’t heard the beautiful, dreamy song by Edith Piaf and Louiguy: you’re in for a treat.  Here it is played by a French harmonica player “Toots Thielemans”…great name, huh?

I hope your day was as stellar as mine was. I will sleep good tonight.

I hope you do to, thanking the Good Lord for all your blessings. 
Written and Compiled by Paulette Motzko on June 26th, 2017 at 9:36 p.m.

Carousel by Allysa Nelson with Beautiful Images

I thought that horse looked familiar! I rode that Carousel years ago in Salem, Oregon when I had just met Mark (the now ex-husbsnd & rocket scientist, and went out to go meet his parents after we were first engaged in 1984.)

That Carousel has a wonderful history to it that’s extraordinary and is many years old, I think over 100 years. The picture on Pinterest said where it was and it’s The Riverfront Carousel and is a Historic Landmark in Salem Oregon. 

I’ve always loved carousels and the pipe organs that are built inside them because I’m a keyboard player and I played the organ when I was younger. 

Carousels are wonderful, magical things and all of the animals are hand-carved one by one on all of them. I chose pictures here that were very unique showing different animals that are not common to see on a carousel from the images that I collected from Pinterest. 

I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed finding them for you.

Spotify play the song carousel and I never heard the performer play before or that song. It was just funny that it was named carousel, so I thought I’d embellish it with all of these images making the original composers idea come to life.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Images from Pinterest.

Written and compiled by Paulette L. Motzko.

June 26th 2017 at 9:26 a.m.

If you love to read fabulous, reasonably priced books-Take 15% off your 1st order at DiscoverBooks.com

What led me to this fabulous used book site was BEING IN THE QUEST FOR a book called Fit for Life, which Babette Davis, A VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT OWNER OF STUFF I EAT IN INGLEWOOD, CA. 


I read her story yesterday morning in “Where Women Cook Magazine.”


Babette spoke about how the book changed her life and her philosophy and eating and everything and I wanted to read it. 

I have been converting gradually my entire way of eating and living, so the book was a perfect fit for me.

Being an older book, and I had search different dealers and Discover Books came up first on the top of the list as having a high selection of very good quality used books- and so I checked him out.

They had a whole bunch of rare, hard to find ones about Julia Child, who I absolutely love and used to watch on the black and white tube TV when I was a kid. Yes that’s how old I am born in 61!)

I got some history makers that are like Classics in the industry in the cooking industry that Julia Child had done for as low as $5 -in great shape- and they even showed the pictures what the book would look like. 

I got a few by the great Madjur Jaffrey about vegetarian cooking. I’m going in that route and I’very been gradually changing completely the way I used to eat- putting health first and making Food My Elixir of Life.

 Also, I found “On Food & Cooking” by James Beard with a forward by Julia Child, and her Complete Guides to French Cooking, Volumes 1 and 2. All in all, after I was done, I had 14 great books in like new or good condition for about $70. 

Several of the books I purchased go for $35 each.

So, along with my digital receipt Discover Books created this link that I could share with my favorite people in my life and it extends a 15% discout your way. 

Discover books really well-organized web platform and has all varieties of books and publications period so chances are, if you were looking for a book of some kind they probably have it for cheaper price.

 AMAZON is another Bookseller that I go through periodically if there’s absolutely a book that I want that’s has pages and not a digital version but a real book, there are many books like that. I have many volumes in my library, but I go through them and evaluate if I can pass on a book to someome else who could derive more merit than I. I’ve donated large collections to libraries in California and here in Las Vegas. 

 Every now and then I give a friend a book that they’re not expecting and it makes me happy. Every time I pass on a tidbit of genuinely helpful information to another it makes me smile inwardly and outwardly.

On the bottom is the referral link.


If one of my almost 3000 followers find one book that they’ve been looking for that’s  hard to find, and you’re able to get it for a really low price, then I’ll be really happy.

 It would have been worth sharing this.

All images are high definition wallpapers from the app called Zedge.

Written by Paulette Motzko on Sunday June 25th 2017 at 5:58 p.m.


Your Feel Good Song of the Day: “Polka Dots & Moonbeams” by Karen Judgie 

I hope everything is effortless that you do today and everything seems to come together like magic.

 I also hope that you meet wonderful people who are kind, caring, and who care about the world, kids and everything wonderful in life. 

I wish you health, wealth, joy and love inside your heart and radiating all around you.

Written and compiled by 

Paulette Motzko on 

Saturday, June 24th 2017 at 

7:48 a.m.

Light House by James Taylor & “A Lighthouse is what I Hope to Be” by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

I am so surprised I have never heard this beautiful song by James Taylor and that it wasn’t played more when it came out years ago, and isn’t played more now. 
His music got me through high school and it’s still getting me by. Between his melodic harmonies,  beautiful guitar playing, and wisdom filled words…he’s still got it and illustrates how you can get better as you get older

Like James Taylor’s beautiful song,

 I  want to be a lighthouse that shine’s a ray of hopeful light out for all to see…

I want it lead the way to safety and more positive and hopeful paths for others.

I have treaded tragic paths so gruesome it would shock most people and I don’t think the average person could have lived and survived through it. I know they wouldn’t have.

Fortunately I wasn’t made average though, and I am always adapting each day, doing the best with what parameters I am given.

I have lived through a literal hell of health problems, striving for better times while making most of the least, while becoming more.

 I had to become strong, industrious and good at research to find the answers to my medical dilemmas and to get answers on how to find my cure to intractable catamenial epilepsy. There is no cure, but with the right medicine, doctor, diet, sleep and winning attitude, I am doing very well. After all, when you have everything to gain from finding the answers, you look harder and relentlessly. 

 When you do find life changing answers to help yourself, you can also help others with it as well and possibly even make history….which gives me great joy at the mere thought. 

In spite of all the hell and lack of friends throughout my life, who I thought had integrity but found friends who are not genuine when they discover you are “different” from them and don’t like you unconditionally as I do with others.

 I always focused on what my abilities were and all the positive aspects of my life. Being dealt a disability-epilepsy at nine years old; that is all I have known. My best and first friend was blind like Helen Keller, and she was genuine and thoroughly as accepting of me as I was her. I learned qualities like compassion and empathy early though, unlike most kids. 

Those earliest memories helped form my character who us one who sees the beauty in all people.

I continually tried to push to the limits, erasing the word DIS and maximizing the word ABILTIES.

I hope and pray one day my disability will simply fade away like a ship in the bleak of night, passing the lighthouse on by, letting my light shine as it was always supposed to.

I hope one day my light will shine so brilliantly, like an aurora borealis crystal, sparking so bright that people forget and simply don’t care that I was “disabled” at all….but know my special talents far way anything else. 
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko,

Images from Zedge

Compiled by Paulette Motzko

Copyright June 23rd, 2017

12:23 midnight

Updated 7:03 a.m.

The puzzling way that writing heals the body – BBC Future investigates

This is a truly interesting article period it’s not very long but it goes to a link that will take you to a longer article period psychoneuroimmunology is a fascinating topic. It’s the study of  how your psychiatric system and your neurological system and your immunological  system are interconnected.

Written and compiled by Paulette motzko on

 June 21st 2017 at 8:40 p.m.



Just like the song says here by “Stars Go Dim”…


 As the song was playing I thought I would share it with all of you and tell you all that.

You are loved…..

If it hurts but you can’t find healing…

Just look up….

Don’t try to be someone else….

You are loved!!!!

 just so you know.

Written and compiled by Paulette Motzko.

June 21st, 2017 at 8:26 p.m.

Happy Father’s Day to Dad in Heaven with Mom

There are so many times I think of my dad and how he would have loved some of the place’s I have been to here in Las Vegas. Great ItalIan food, Stella D’Leo cookies,  guessing someone’s nationality-which he thought was just interesting and I find I have that skill and joy of learning about people too. With each Italian deli I walk into or a great bread I bake or of course lasagna, that dad taught me how to make years ago by a recipe from his father, Alberto Le Pore, I think of him. 

So, if you still remember the good times and the great times and smile at the thought of garlic-infused tomato sauce waiting to cover pasta cooked to perfection, in my opinion the person never really dies at all but lives on in every delicious dish that’s plated forever.

Somewhere in one of my recipe files Dad wrote out his father’s recipe for lasagna and I’m going to go dig through this massive big filing cabinet that I have and see if I still have that. I probably still do because it was so cherished, and he took so much time to write it out to really think about how we made that. These below are images of mom when she was about 18 years old and dad about the same age when they met when he was in the United States Air Force. They were quite a good-looking couple that’s for sure and from what mom told me it was love at first sight. I wish they made movies with is going to stories what they had, all the way to the end. They love each other more than the world itself and would have done anything for each other -and did.

Written by Paulette Motzko on 

June 18th, 2017 at 7:30 a.m.

Entrepreneur: Advice for Uber From Branson, Cuban and Others

This piece of news largely is about Uber, which is Lyft competitor.

I personally used Uber one day and destroyed it off my Galaxy Note 4 the same day because the app was prehistoric by comparison to Lyft.  

I was just one mile from my place, and it said it would take 30 minutes for a driver to get to me! That was 30 minutes late at night I wasn’t willing to wait for.  I had already taken Lyft and liked it  and so I just call it and they were there in 3 minutes. 

I took Uber to get where I was going, just to try it out, and the person behind the wheel was not friendly. So, can say I did use Uber once them just to see what what it was like. The one ride and I got to experience, was enough Uber for me! There’s really no competition between  Lyft and Uber because  lift is far superior  in so many ways.

I took Uber to  get where I was going, but after that, I never want to take a second ride.

I rate Uber’s customer service rating 1 out of 10- 10 being best. Uber doesn’t do the kind of background check and criminal check that Lyft does either.  The thing that I didn’t like most about Uber was when I installed their app and looked at it, they immediately asked for your bank card number or a credit card number or something. They don’t explain how the service works, they don’t tell you anything about the program and they just want your money, (which in Las Vegas would be a pretty stupid thing to just hand over!)
So, after sharing my personal info about the difference between Lyft and Uber, read the advice that very bright business leaders gave Uber concerning recent news stories about Uber.

Text written and compiled by Paulette Motzko.

June 18th 2017 at 6:48 a.m.

Entrepreneur: Advice for Uber From Branson, Cuban and Others. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw0K-x2zk

Forbes Now: Lyft Has Unveiled Its Plan To Bring Emissions Way Down By 2025

Forbes Now: Lyft Has Unveiled Its Plan To Bring Emissions Way Down By 2025. 

I know 2025 is a long way away,  but I don’t know if I’d want to ride in a self-driving vehicle with a robot as my driver- how do you feel about that? Share your comments in the comment box. This will be an interesting one to read about. I use Lyft in gives me Freedom said I didn’t have prior, and they do very thorough background checks and criminal checks on all the drivers, which is pretty impressive. Some of the nicest people that I met in Las Vegas since living here have been Lyft drivers! Lived has a very low tolerance for their employees not treating the passengers in a kind and courteous way. Someone told me that if they give more than two less than five star ratings they’re fired because they want to keep it a pleasant experience for all the passengers who ride it.  I love the fact that they’re trying to decrease their carbon footprint though. This really is an interesting one. I wonder if other companies are creating robotic vehicles now to release it later times??

Does anybody know?

Written and compiled by Paulette motzko on June 18th 2017, 6:25 a.m.


35th Annual ‘Mermaid Parade’ Marches Through Coney Island

35th Annual ‘Mermaid Parade’ Marches Through Coney Island. 

First you saw some California news in the “Big Orange” and now on the other side of the United States, here is news about the annual  Mermaid Parade in the “Big Apple” in New York.

Written and compiled by Paulette Motzko on June 18th 2017, 6:10 a.m.


onlyinyourstate.com: The Charming Northern California Town That Represents The Best Of The West Coast

onlyinyourstate.com: The Charming Northern California Town That Represents The Best Of The West Coast. 

I lived in Southern California for decades and I never travelled here amazingly. After reading this article, it makes me want to check it out!

Compiled by Paulette Motzko on June 18th 2017 at 5:59 a.m.


“Different Ways To Catch The Happy Bug Everyday” from That Hijabi Sister


No matter where you live and what you’re going through, I’m sure you can find some excellent advice here from this thoughtful, very well written post by That Hijabi Sister. I don’t know her first and last name yet, but I’ll find out. 🙂
Compiled by Paulette Motzko.

In the wee hours of the morning on June 18th 2017.

Have a positively awesome day everybody!

Below image from Motivational Quotes app.


 When you listen to this wonderful and very inspiring song inspired by Martin Luther King’s words, make sure and read what it says on the playlist as it plays.

I never saw the movie Selma but it makes me want to go see it because it says a very important message about what we can aspire to, if we only want to.

Written & Compiled by Paulette Motzko.

Saturday June 17th 2017 at 7:10 a.m.


God the Artist

You take the pen and the lines dance.

You take the flute, and the notes shimmer.

You take the brush, and the colors sing. 

So all things have meaning and beauty in that space beyond time where you are.

How, then, can I hold back anything from you?

-Dag Hammarskjold
Image photography by Leonardo Valencia,

Digital Photo Arts by Paulette Motzko.

Copyright Valencia-Motzko Inc 2016.

June 16th 2017 at 3:44 p.m.

My life has been happy because I have had wonderful friends and plenty of interesting work to do. I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. – Helen Keller

……. perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times, but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers. The wind passes, and the flowers are content. –

Helen Keller

Images from Pinterest.

If Helen Keller could have looked at her life in the most profound way that she did highlighting the best of who she was and what she worked on. Did you know that Helen Keller helped to found the American civil liberties Union ACLU? Did you know she was a writer and lecturer? She was.

It just goes to show that if Helen Keller was able to do what she did, in spite of all of her so-called “disabilities” and “limitations”, just think about what you can do.

Obviously comma and Sullivan, her master teacher who introduced her to life and living and explain that everything had to meeting, never explain to her what a disability was or a limitation and in this case it was to her favor.

Limitations are to a large part, what do you think they are.

You control your boundaries and you control how much you let those things hold you back, no one else does.

Written and compiled by Paulette Le Pore Motzko.

June 15th 2017 at 9:03 p.m.


Photo created by Paulette L Motzko, Copyright June 2017 PLM Studios.

Wednesday June 14th 2017 at

 Here’s a note about the sparking American flag I used in the photo here….

It is one of my grandmother’s cherished pins she used to wear. She was my mother’s mother and singlehandedly raised her children on her own due to my grandfather James Hubert Hart dying of spinal meningitis when my mother was four years old.

Mom said the day that she finally realized that she was alive was the day she overheard someone talking about who is getting all the kids, and what houses they were all going to because Grandma couldn’t afford to take care of them all herself.

Grandma wasn’t afraid to take a man’s job in a time when it was was very unpopular for a woman to rivet airplanes -but she did. 

There wasn’t anything that could stop my grandmother Ruby Hart.

 She was proud to be an American citizen and so appreciative of everything that you ever did for her— just like my mother.

That’s why when she had Alzheimer’s disease-like my mother had, untiL she touched the face of God nearly a year ago  I didn’t think anything of helping taking care of her.

 I bought her big print Readers Digest books to encourage her to talk and keep her mind active…and they did.

 She read one of them every day … so I bought more for her and she smiled as she read each story.

I found them at local libraries and we would talk about the stories in each story, which would inspire her to tell me about her life recalling memories of when she was younger.

I don’t have a digital image of Grandma-yet’ but I’ll create one for this story I didn’t know I was going to write, until writing the first sentence! 

I know we have our trouble in America, but when you compare us to other countries- it’s pretty damn nice country anyway you look at it. We have precious  freedoms another country can match.

I didn’t say God Bless America because I wanted everyone no matter who they were to be able to relate to the image and the meaning behind image.

 I’m Christian so I’ll always say God Bless America, but as an empowered lady I would love to see all of us all over the world worry less about religion & culture and focus more about just treating each other kindly and know everyone has a right to believe what they feel strongly about.

As long as they are not hurting you or anyone then let him believe it if they find solace and peace through it.

Uniting as living, breathing people who have the power to good-is my dream for not only America but for the world.

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Watch “Amazing Grace – 미스코리아 이하늬” on YouTube & Contemplating How Small The World Really is.

This has to be the coolest version of Amazing Grace I’ve ever seen and heard.

 I heard it on YouTube Red when I was adding web content to one of my websites, but I had to take a look at it. What a talented player she is; I don’t know the name of the instrument that she’s playing but I love the sound of it. Amazing!

This song illustrates how connected we are as a people. 

 Somewhere in a rural, small town people are gathered in a white church with a steeple and they are probably singing this same song. Ever think of that? I did. I wish we could connect all the churches, synagogues , and mosques, and other places of worship and say one universal prayer for us all.

It makes the world seem not so big after all doesn’t it.

Images courtesy of Pinterest and Getty Images. 

Compiled by Paulette Motzko.

God bless all who read my words and listen to this extraordinary song about GRACE.

June 13th 2017 at 3:37 p.m.


Fly Me to the Moon…

As my mother told me since I was 4 years old:

“You can accomplish anything you set your mind to do if you do the best you are able and learn everything about it you can.”
I always picture myself shooting an imaginary basket over the moon and my ball is my goal.  I am always diligently aiming for over the moon, as if there was a “hoop” there. 

The hoop is the completion of what I was setting out to do or accomplish.

In my visualization I can picture the stream of glitter flying out of my hands, up in the air, and over to the Summits of Heaven

I can see God embracing them and acknowledging that they are good  and will help not only me but countless all over the world.

I always shoot for those aspirations whenever I’m trying to do anything. That way, even if I miss my target, i am still going to go pretty high and I am going to fantastic anyhow.

Written and compiled by Paulette L. Motzko

Images photograped and created by Paulette L Motzko, PLM Studios,

Copyright June 2017.

That is what that song inspired in me and I hope yoI “fly over the moon” with the things you are working towards in your life. 

Use my visualization and apply it to something you have been working on for awhile and see what happens.

June 9th, 2017

Senior Citizens Day 2017

If you are a designated senior like I am in the state of Nevada, just remember it’s all in your attitude and age is just a number. Stay active, keep positive people around you, don’t hang around with people who talk about bad things and only people dying all the time and incessant negativity.

 Associate with people who are triple winning, young-minded and you will be too.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

June 9th 2017 4:54 p.m.

Updated on June 10th 2017 at 

12:28 p.m.

Beautifully Defined on Networx: What to do When Your Plants Bolt & The Garden Miracle 


Tomorrow some non GMO organic vegetable seeds will be arriving from Amazon – wonderful ones I love that are so great for me like spinach, kale, fancy buttercrunch lettuce, and carrots that I can grow in the right conditions in the Southwest desert by controlling their environment.

Seeing living things grow around me adds a wonderful fresh touch to my life. When my dozen baby cacti arrived I ran out of pots to put them all in, so I found a plastic salsa server, and added clay pebbles to help the soil aerate, and used an organic succulent mix that has all the nutrients needed for the cacti to thrive. Now the three cacti live harmoniously  together in something that I didn’t really even care for before, and thought of giving away from lack of use.

 Now they have given New Life to something that was really not even appreciated before….

If you are a creative person, and even if you aren’t, by nurturing beautiful living things, it will teach you patience, A Gentle Touch, and you can enjoy the Miracle of Living and watch a tiny seed turn into something that’s quite extraordinary. 

I used to garden all the time in all my houses when I was married in Southern California. This is the first attempt in the hot, windy desert.

 Gardening is therapeutic. If you have high blood pressure try gardening, I bet it will help you lower it naturally without medicine.

 I had little seedlings germinating all over the place in custard cups when I lived in my big house in Orange, California, and remember how happy I was planting the daffodils around the Lily of the Nile plants and the crocus that would come up first in the spring.

There were lots of trees all around my neighborhood and so there were lots of birds and I had feeders put all over the house, it made for a really nice ambience.

 The growing process is quite a fascinating and miraculous thing.

 I found that the birds now sing me a serenade on my balcony and come and say hello in the morning. The more flora and fauna that you have around your place the more beautiful living creatures want to be around it.

Even if you just find out what grows in your area, and then just get one plant to nurture, it’s pretty rewarding. Succulents and bulbs are very easy to plant and care for.

Keep fresh herbs in your kitchen and a little plant to liven up your work space. 

Written by Paulette Motzko.

Images coming soon by Paulette Motzko.
June 10th 2017 at 7:38 a.m.; Updated at 12:20 p.m.

Healthy Curried Veggie Burgers 


These “burgers” have no meeting them, instead they have cooked brown rice or cooked couscous as well as yogurt. I used homemade Bulgarian yogurt in the recipe but you can use Greek yogurt in place of it. Also they contain chopped walnuts, chopped carrots, plain bread crumbs, and your choice of curry powder I used one that is fantastic that I found on Amazon made by a company called Fresh Jax Mild Yellow Thai coconut Curry.

I can’t wait to make some great rice with it too. 

The link will take you to the recipe on 


A French Waltz About Love You Can Dance to in Your Imagination 

The harmonies in this short piano solo will give joy to your heart and soul; they did mine. 

Here’s a song for you… Mon amour de la Montre Martre by Leon Noel

Paulette Motzko

Here’s a song for you… “Mon amour de la Montre Martre” by Leon Noel.

Paulette Motzko

Image from Zedge.

Written and compiled by 

Paulette Motzko on June 8th 2017 at 8:13 a.m.

A beautiful jazz piano solo to do what you love by….

This comes from a Spotify playlist called “Piano in the Background”.

“All the things you are”  is the name of the piano piece and Herman Hughes is the gifted piano player playing it, by the way.

I didn’t create the playlist. It’s one of the many pre-programmed playlist that the people that Spotify created that are pretty incredible.

I hope every hour of your day is wonderful and memorable.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

June 2017

6:36 a.m.

Image from Pinterest.

Speak to your children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on Earth, for what they believe is what they will become. Brooke Hampton

That is exactly what my mother said to me all my life. She was my best cheerleader, my confidante, my motivator the sunshine and the sky on a beautiful summer stay and the brightest star that glimmers at night. I think her everyday for all of what she gave me: love, inspiration, her time, sharing ideas, sharing secrets that only the two of us knew because she trusted me implicitly.

This photo was a memory Facebook shared recently from about 6 years ago. It’s extra special because the photographer was my mother Ramona Le Pore. She and I were in my California kitchen sharing quality TIME, something I miss a lot now that she’s with Dad in heaven.

I know she still speaks through me whenever I see someone who looks downhearted and I share something with them or say something that cheers them up; mom used to do that all the time.

When you raise a child it’s a lot like gardening in the sense that you water them with love, kindness and hope to impart the best of yourself so that they can grow into a wonderful and a beautiful adult, unique from any other.

You’ll want to encourage them every chance you get when they will pay you back in dividends for the life they lead. Don’t ever talk baby talk to it your child because they’ll just repeat it like a trained parakeet for cockatiel that just repeats whatever it hears. 

Validate your child’s worth by teaching them thanks that will help them comma and showing by your example how to lead a good life, and honest life full of kindness, compassion and love your neighbors. 

My little baby cacti that I transplanted today, with all the love and tenderness in the world saying silent prayers that they would thrive in their new home.

My gopher plant that  is also a succulent and  is supposed to bloom with yellow flowers in the summer.

That’s what you want your kids to do with every good kind word you say to them. things like reading to your kids, congratulating them when they do well will make a huge difference in their lives forever.

You’ll help them BLOOM and THRIVE.

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko.

Photography by Ramona Lea Le Pore & Paulette Le Pore Motzko.

Updated at 10:01 p.m. –            June 7th 2017.

Compiled by Paulette Motzko. 

Image from Pinterest.

 June 7th 2017 at 10:25 a.m. 

Updated at 10:16 p.m.

“Passion for Life” By Silvia Mordini & “Following Your Divine Compass” by Paulette Motzko


Read Silvia’s great article about how to maximize the most important things in your life and minimize or remove the minor ones and how to keep your mission that you’re trying to accomplish right in front of your face guiding your every thought and move like a Divine Compass.

Her article inspired me to writ what I did. Thanks Silvia Mordini!

“What I mean by a Divine Compasses is what you’re operating and fighting for and working towards -Your Mission- the things that really matter to you in the heart of your soul but – the big difference -you’re being Guided by God on what the best moves and decisions to make our regarding it.”

-Paulette Le Pore Motzko

 June 7th 2017

Image photographed and created by Paulette L. Motzko. I was sitting at my bistro table on my balcony eating homemade Bulgarian-Yogurt with pistachios, oranges and  drizzle of honey reading a new Nevada gardening book. …learning how to “thrive and bloom” in the hot, arid climate of Las Vegas, NV.

Mary Engelbrecht is one of my favorite artists and designers and she always says things and really Punchy ways that stay with you and usually make you laugh when it’s combined with her cute artwork. Much like the cactus that I’m repotting today very carefully with tongs comma and new soil especially for succulents comma I’m learning how to be as Hardy as the cactus I’m planning because Las Vegas Nevada warrants that. Nevada is such a different place then Southern California was-from the weather, to the people who come from all over the world, to the very harsh and merciless climate, and the worst shock- the ghastly way Nevada leaders like Senator Harry Reid people treat people like me who are disabled in the state, which is unforgivable and so wrong.

All that to get cheap rent. You pay a price for that too. Only God knows how long I’ll stay here, while I live here I went to enjoy it to the fullest and become as strong as the little cacti I am transplanting into a bigger pot. Nevada requires you to be as hardy as a saguaro cactus -just like what is abundant in Tucson, Arizona where was born.

Just like Sylvia mardini says and her fantastic article that I gave a link to, if you can have an enthusiasm about what you’re working on everyday and focus on your progress that makes life worth living.

I think I’m the first to Sabal dad the kid that Nevada ever had period in a year’s time I hope to work towards raising the cost of living index for all people who are disabled on SSI or SSDI like I am.

I don’t know if the American with Disabilities Act is supposed to be an active everywhere States but it’s not here. It sure is in Southern California though. To give equal rights for all people, disabled or not, and to see that everybody is treated with dignity and respect is a fight that is Worth Fighting For. If I educate a few people like Senator Harry Reid said that epilepsy is not a disability even when I showed him my Medic Alert bracelet? They wondered why I was upset because I broke my left ankle after being turned down for Paratransit when I’ve had it over 25 years in California? And even after I showed them pictures of my medicine that I take every day and haven’t taken since I was 9 years old they didn’t think it was a disability? 

All I can say to that is…. it’s pathetic. 

it’s beyond me how someone has to be educated  about something so basic  and something that a 5th grade kid in school would understand  but you have to explain it to Congress people who are supposed to know better and who are supposed to  represent all the people of the state? 

It’s going to take time but I have that on my side. Is nothing more rewarding and better for me to know that because of my efforts I empowering others, educated others, show people how to think and how to get rid of their old biases, and the best part is by doing that I will have changed the lives of thousands of people who are just as messed up as I was and Justice ridiculed and just as unfairly treated, but they didn’t know how to change the Chain Reaction that’s been going on in Nevada for probably at Millenia. It’s like going to the Wild West we’re people just make their own laws up and don’t stand for what’s the common good is for all people, which is what I think you’re supposed to do.

Aha, I finally found the photo I was looking for that I took when I first relocated to Las VEGAS, NV taken at the campus gardens at UNLV of the blooming cactus. 

Text written by Paulette L Motzko.

Copyright 2017 call June 7th 2017 at 10:21 a.m.

Updated at June 7th 2017 at 

11:41 a.m.; 11:47 a.m.; 

Original digital images photographed and createdo by Paulette Motzko, Copyright 2016 and 2017. 

Tell your children that if a stranger tries to take them- all manners are out the window. Tell them they are allowed to scream.

I found this fabulous image on Pinterest that says it all using the words regarding educating your kids on what they should do if someone tries to abduct them, God forbid. Education is POWER.

Teach your kids how to outsmart the losers and abusers of the world.

Written and compiled by Paulette Motzko.

June 7th 2017 at 10:31 a.m.

Paulette Motzko Invites You to Check Out the Amazon App and get $5

Use my link to get $5 for signing into the Amazon App the first time: 


I was just talking to the great Amazon Customer Service people and they sent me this code to share with all my favorite people. When you use it, you’ll get $5 off your purchase and they’ll give me $5 for telling you about it. 

The code is PAULE4698N

Happy shopping!

I recent got a lot of very high quality merchandise using the Amazon app at incredibly low prices,  including used books for under $5 that would have cost $30 new. 

They really improved the vocal recognition software on their app as well. It’s some of the most accurate I’ve ever seen in my life.

God bless you and I am off to mail some things and the pharmacy. 

It’s 5:23 p.m here now in Las Vegas, Nevada and the sun doesn’t go down until 8 p.m. now thank heavens.

I found this beautiful image and quote on Pinterest this afternoon in my weekly Roundup they send me, based on the things I love.

I will personalize it to you and say, “Allow Miracles to rain upon you always and keep your arms open wide -to let the Miracles come inside.

Written and compiled by 

Paulette L. Motzko on June 6th 2017 at 5:27 p.m.

Seeing This Will Remind You of The Good in the World….


And in the hearts of us all.

In any country in the world you can go to http://www.ewtn.com and view the station live even if you don’t have a TV you can watch it.

 There are masses, prayers, rosaries and all kinds of inspirational programming for adults, young people and kids.

Below image from Zedge.

Even if you are not a prayerful person, or you’ve never been baptized before, or even if you are Jewish, Protestant or Muslim or Buddhist or whatever your religion might be, turn it on anyway. You just may enjoy it once you shut off your preconceived ideas about it.

Below image from Zedge.

 We have a commonality we share simply as human beings with the potential to believe. We all have souls that need a faith based life.

When we are companions with Jesus, our path is paved in gilded walk ways we only need open the communication line to reach HIM. That is what prayer is to me….
Image below photographed by Paulette Motzko from St Frances DE Sales Catholic Church in Las Vegas, NV. 

 A dialog with your best friend in life and confidant-The Lord.

Beautiful image of a statue of The Virgin Mary & Sacred Heart of Jesus taken by my dear friend Leonardo Valencia. Edited by Paulette Motzko.

We’re the same no matter what race we are or what we believe in, or what we say our religion is.  We’re people and we can benefit from sharing, and caring and praying and finding the time TO MAKE FAITH FIRST AND THE REST WILL BE BLESSED.

Written and compiled by Paulette Motzko

JUNE 6TH, 2017 1:20 P.M.

Join Praying The International Rosary on ETWN 

I’ve never seen this station in my life, I’ve been Catholic for a long time. Here in Las Vegas, Nevada EWTN is channel 261. 

Even if you are not Catholic you could join in and pray. Most of the Catholic prayers come right out of the Bible anyway.

If you have never prayed a rosary before and don’t  know the prayers I have you’re solution here.  I found a wonderful infographic on Pinterest.

EWTN is the official television station of The Association of Mary Immaculate Conception which I’ve donated to for years and have many rosaries and prayer cards from there.

 It’s wonderful because they show people praying frim all over world, all nationalities, all people…one soulfull collective, if you will.

 The images they share are absolutely gorgeous, so inspiring.  Depicting the Divine, it will elevate your spirit as high as the heavens.

They’re dedicating this rosary to all those who died in the terrible tragedies that we’ve heard about on the news.

Written and compiled  by Paulette L Motzko.
June 6th, 2016 at 12:36 p.m.

Itzhak Perlman Playing Cinema Paradiso: Thoughts About Gifted Musicians Who Happen to be Disabled 

I just realized that some of my most favorite musicians in the world are disabled like I am. I have epilepsy, I misunderstood  invisible neurological disorder. 

The same year I was diagnosed with epilepsy in January 1971, my Nanny came to live with us and brought her piano with her, thank God. That friendly, magical, 88-keyed, beautiful piano soon became my best friend and only true friend for a good majority of my life, and I began writing songs on it and I made the piano smile with my songs.

So, be it Itzhak Perlman who has polio, or Stevie Wonder, Andrew Bocelli, and Jose Feliciano, who all are blind and exceesingly gifted, we are all proof that a person’s worth and value are not measured by how “perfect” they are or how “normal” they are. 

To set the record right, nobody is perfect and nobody is normal in this world. Everyone has something wrong with him or her somewhere; they just don’t wear signs over their heads telling you their inadequacies or problems. My greatest friends in my life have been disabled they’re usually some of the smartest people, kindest people with extraordinary intellect intuition and compassion.

Disabilities didn’t quelch the talents of Vocelli, Feliciano, or Wonder or Perlman that were budding inside them. Instead theit talents bloomed like roses in a fragrant garden.

 To me, they are reaching the high summits of the universe in terms of talent that God inspired.

 It just goes to show that you can win no matter what.

Sometimes, even though being dealt a Difficult Hand in the Game of Life, Blessings and Talents  are Generously Given by God that far Supersede the Disability of the Gifted One.

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko on June 4th 2017 at 10:43 p.m.;

11:50 p.m

Images from Pinterest.

Compiled by Paulette Motzko.

World Environment Day: Viewing Now & The Future & Eco-Friendly Effective Cleaners

Thank heaven I have great calendars that tell me about all the holidays all over the world.  I didn’t realize tomorrow is World Environment Day until looking at my cool weekly planner I bought from one of my favorite places in the world, Barnes & Noble.

To describe how much caring about the environment means to me, I would simply say that we need to take care of what matters to us- that includes people firstly, and topics that affect us all like the future of the world, our children and our environment, otherwise known as our home.

You need to look at the World Through New Eyes.

 Think about the world not just in the present tense- the Here and Now- but stop and contemplate what our actions are doing to the world we live in. 

That’s where that word environment comes into the picture.

Every action has a chain reaction in life. 

What are your actions doing to try and help ensure that the world will still be here intact in 50 years, for people you and I will never even know. That’s not the point though.

This week I created a whole bunch of eco-friendly house cleaners, that amazingly work better than their chemical counterparts. I got the recipes from Mother Earth News, which I would recommend to anybody anywhere. The information contained within it’s pages far supersedes what you pay for the magazine.

Mother Earth Magazine has information about homeopathic remedies, and things that apply to almost anyone can benefit from reading it.

I was just reading Mother Earth Living early in the morning while savoring my coffee. …

As this article continues on,  I will share some of the recipes that I created to clean my house. I am still astounded how effective they are and cheap to make. Probably every ingredient to make them are in your kitchen right now.  

You’ll be rewarded a with clean house and feel gratified knowing but you just made a difference and what goes in our water system.

Do it yourself floor and all purpose cleaner

1 cup boiling water

1/4 cup borax

1 cup white vinegar

10 drops essential oil of your choice to give a nice scent

Simply bring to a boil, then add the borax and dissolve completely period and white vinegar and essential oil to mixture place in a 16 ounce spray bottle.

Becky Rapinchuk is the owner of Clean Mama, LLC and CleanMama.Net, and the author of Simply Clean 2017 and The Organically Clean Home 2014. This is her recipe.

Do it yourself shower cleaner recipe is from Leslie Reichert, who is a green cleaning Coach working to change the world one spray bottle at a time, as Mother Earth Living says.

1 cup white vinegar

1 cup rubbing alcohol

It drops tea tree oil

8 drops essential oil of your choice for scent.

Combine the ingredients and pour into a spray bottle and then spray walls and floor of your shower after each use. I found it really cleans the bathtub really well too and all the stainless steel, better than any cleanser I’ve ever seen! I bought a back scrubber that I didn’t really like that has a really long handle on it. I use it to scrub my shower with and my bathroom and it saves my back a lot cuz I don’t have to been quite so much. It works far better as a bathroom cleaner than it did a back scrubber! Haha

As Emerson said so beautifully, let us all “live in the sunshine, swim the Sea, drink the wild air!”

 I will add to his words, ” for a very long time to come.”

Written by Paulette L. Motzko

What cloud image created by Paulette Motzko, Copyright 2017

 June 4th 2017 at 7:15 p.m

 Updated 7:45 p.m and finished at 1:17 a.m on June 5th, 2017.

Sunrise Serenade: Drinking great coffee, smelling the fresh, morning air and listening to the birds

Written by and Photography and Digital Photo Arts by

 Paulette Le Pore Motzko.

Copyright June 2017.

June 3rd, 2017 at 2:02 p.m.

Yesterday morning at went out on the balcony with my favorite Starbucks Pike Peak coffee brewed in my Ninja Coffee Bar I bought myself for Christmas. 

(The coffee maker has paid itself in dividends back for the joy that I’ve gotten out of it!)

My air conditioning had been malfunctioning for several days and it was hotter in my house than it was outside actually, and that’s saying a lot for Las Vegas Nevada weather!

Happy to report that two maintenance technicians came over yesterday and fixed it better then it ever worked since living here, thank God.

If you’re an air conditioning repair guy move to Las Vegas, Nevada and you’ll make a lot of money!

I opened the sliding door to my balcony, and to my surprise my weather app was wrong! Accuweather app said it was 90, WeatherBug said it was 77, that’s quite a difference.

Immediately uninstalled AccuWeather because I have to know what the weather is like because I will always be Southern California lady at heart. I simply cannot tolerate high heat so I do everything in the coolest parts of the day. Weather apps like WeatherBug , which is awesome and very accurate, help me plan what I do. It also outlines when the best times to do outdoor activities are, tells you what the allergies are for that day how much allergens are blowing around, and other helpful tips

 Sure enough, I walk outside now my gosh it’s actually nice! (Just goes to show old-fashioned is better and common sense.)

Brave to the world I ventured outside and my pretty cotton housecoat with pockets in it, that covers me all up so I can be seen by my neighbors and the kids going to school…and just sat and listened. No earphones, no nothing but enjoying that moment and all the simple sensory sensations if it all….

I always pray to God the first thing my eyes open and I ruse to meet the day. First thing’s first always. 

I pray that God will show me the way to best utilize the skills and abilities that he blessed me live in ways that will help people enormously. 

God and I are a team as I go through life. He guides me after I ask for the wisdom and insight to be able to see when a prayer was answered. My actions combined with Divine Guidance mark my paths daily. 

Outide in early morning, the mothers were taking their kids to school, as they did, they told me “Good Morning”….

The pigeons were doing there spring summer mating dances tomorrow birds and flight were circling like they were dancing in mid-air.

It was so nice and quiet, with no engine noise from the cars.

Take time to enjoy the sights, smells, and tastes in your days and nights. Absorb them as though you are a Human Sponge.  Notice the small details that might be otherwise overlooked. Pay attention to your surroundings.

It is in the Zest for Living Life that the Greatest Things are Created. When you are inspired, your work will be too.

June 3rd 2017 at 2:52 p.m.