That includes the sights, sounds, scents and tastes, the people, and youratmosphere of whereyouare.
To savorallthat, youhavetounplugyourearphones and tuneintolifeinstead. Always remember the peoplecamebeforecomputers and cellphones and people shouldalwayscomefirst in the totempole in yourpriorities in yourlife.
Written and compiled by Paulette Motzko.
Digital photo Arts by Paulette Motzko, Copyright 2017,
Integrity, Compassion, and Proactivity are my three words which signify things that are key stars in my life.
It would be awesome to hear from some of the many followers and readers on totally inspired mind. Maybe your reader that just joined over the last 30 days, and I thoroughly appreciate your presence here everyday. What are three things which matter to you? How about I ask you in that way?
As 2017 exits out of our existence by midnight tonight and 2018 comes in with a crescendo, byyoutellingmewhatthreewordsmattertoyou, ittellsmealotaboutyou andwhatyouvalue, and more about what you place importance on.
I hope to hear from more of you today and I hope that if you decide to go out to a party or something that you are safe.
Here’s to the dreamers to the poets, to the artists, and to the bloggers like you and I -reading this.
Here’s to the special people that do things no one has ever done before knowing full well when you have to tread new territory.
Above image photographed by Paulette Le Pore Motzko from the original oil painting by Ramona Lea Le Pore Paulette’s mother.
Below image photography and Digital Photo Arts by Paulette Motzko on the night that I had my Samsung Smart TV hooked up on the 1st night. I love Andre Reiu and PBS had a wonderful concert that night. So I started photographing with my high definition camera. This is one of the best. I am all for supporting educating others and exposing the world to culture as PBS does.
Above photo taken of me by my friend Mr. Gonzales shown below.
One of my favorite photos my friend Leonardo Valencia took of me in my tiny, barely-turn-around-studio-apt. I am happy I don’t live in any more!
You have to chart new path no one has ever walked.
I went to the evening maas at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, the oldest Catholic Church in Las Vegas.
It was wonderful to see the smiles of the sweet little children and song all the beautiful Christmas songs with everyone.
I then went to The Grotto, at The Golden Nugget across the street and enjoyed seeing my friends who work there, and remembered me.
I made a new friend wit a retired gentleman from Hawaii and even though both of us were sitting at different tables, we found enough in common that the two tables became my table and we thanked God for small and big blessings and meeting one another too.
Written and compiled by Paulette Le Pore Motzko, and Digital Photo Arts by Paulette Motzko.
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Below is a photo of me, Paulette Motzko at Weera Thai from last night, December 19th, 2017. I discovered this awesome Thai Restaurant when I went to go get my new glasses and Eyeglass World yesterday afternoon. I also discovered a great new place to get my hair done too and I made some new friends while I was at it. Mary my hairstylist, was also from California was one new friend and a wonderful, sweet handsome engineer was the second and one of my highlights of my year!
I was blessed all the way around and saved $200 on my two pair of progressive bifocals by not going to Sears Optical.
I hope you make the remaining days in 2017 memorable and very special.
If you’re working today in an office and they allow music, let this inspire you and make your work day go easier.
If you work at home, let this help you cruise through your day and be more creative and feel more inspired and more blessed.
If you don’t work today and you’re off, then enjoy the Advent season, the few days left before Christmas Eve as we wait for the triumphant birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Day. Enjoy your day, every hour, every minute, for the sheer fact you are part of this big, blue, living and breathing microcosm called earth.
May your greatest gifts that you receive this year and the next year be gifts with no bows that are within your soul. Those gifts don’t come out of stores.
The gift giver is God and you’re the lucky recipient if you only listen and pray.
I hope you feel and know the true worth of the people that you’re around and how important they are.
Take every opportunity to really listen to those around you and try and add something to their day that they would never expect in a million years.
Happiness is like a positive boomerang because when you give it comes back to you.
I used to sing this in Latin when I was one of the Sopranos in the choir at Blessed Sacrament Church in Westminster, California.
It took tons of practice as we needed to be able to sing the songs in Latin with the right vocal annunciation, but when it was done it sounded like God literally touched our voices and ourselves from within.
It was so wonderful to see the looks on people’s faces as we touched them and their soul.
Occasionally they would allow a standing ovation in the church, which was really wonderful and made all of it so worth it. At that time I was going to church with my parents who are now in heaven but extraordinary awesome memories it made.
After having terrible allergies throughout the day because of the wind storm we had last night, I didn’t feel very good. But I knew I would if I sang along with these words. ….and you know what?
I did feel better and I bet you will too if you sing along there where you are.
May your spirits be bright with love in your heart May realize that the bestpresentsofall are the ones that are not bought in the store but feeling of love and warmth from thoseyoucareabout and whocareaboutyouaroundyou.
May the kindnessbeshown this year and next year. Acknowledge passers-by, and especially those who are less fortunate as you.
And I hope this year we see a trendofkindnessnotjust the UnitedStatesbutallovertheworld.
Ihopekindness and compassionbecomes a chainreaction where people are kindsimplybecause it’s right.
One of the prettiest Christmas songs I’ve ever heard came on satellite radio on my Smart TV just now and it played all the way through. After hearing it I found it on Spotify and wanted to share it all with you.
Really really listen to the words in this one.
I wish you all a very blessed and peaceful night and a holy night and to “hear an angel voice through the chaos and the noise.”
You can’t buy peace but I pray each night for a more harmonious and peaceful world.
Written by Paulette L. Motzko.
Photography and Digital Photo Editing by Paulette L. Motzko.
Allow yourself to simply not dual task once in awhile and let yourself get caught up in the moment, and just savoring the sights and sounds and sense of what’s around you. You’ll be glad you did a week from now for 2 weeks from now when you remember it vividly.
If you’re doing too many things at once you can’t ever really focus on any of them and he can’t do them well.
What did you do that was special today? Can you share with all of us on Totally Inspired Mind?
Written by Paulette Motzko.
Photography and digital photo Arts by Paulette Motzko, PLM Studios.
This one is mypersonalfavoriteofthemonth of EvanCarmichael’s on his super-fantastic BelieveLifechannel on YouTube-of the month and is worthlisteningto and applyinginyourlife daily. I am going to do exactly what Brandon Buchard said.
If you are a creative type like I am, you will really enjoy it!
Trump rule could force workers to share their tips.
As always, news regarding Trump is never good. This is wrong. What in the world would Trump care about making waiters and waitresses share tips that they and only they earned? Waiters and waitresses work harder in one day than Trump has in his entire Presidency.
It is just more hate that Trump this sending out to the world.
I’m not a waiter or waitress but I used to be a long time ago.
I have a lot of friends who are in the hospitality industry here in Las Vegas and even the thought of doing something outrageous and petty like this would have thousands of people here outraged.
I know lot of people who wouldn’t care for that- and that’s an understatement.
That singleoneactionmightbeenough to makeeveryonehatehim to the pointwherethey would impeachhim.
Why would a person do something like that anyway? There’s no logical reason for it.
Trump just wants to backstabpeoplewhoactuallyworkforliving instead of sittingtextingonTwitterallday.
Its more examples from Trump showing he wants to take away from the poor give to the rich.