BLESS THE BEAUTIFUL UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! Happy Flag Day 2017!

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

Minimalism by Paulette Le Pore Motzko 

Above image photographed at The Springs Preserve by Paulette Motzko.


Above image photographed by Paulette Motzko in Laguna Woods, California. Digital Photo Arts by Paulette Motzko, PLM Studios, February 2017.

While watching a wonderful and enlightening documentary, I put together this piece here.

Check out this web site called TheMinimalists.com.

TheMinimalists.com 

One of the rules that – says is:

1.”Every possession serves a purpose or gives you joy.”

I have been doing this over the last year like a materialisman detox.

2. “People don’t use the space inside their homes over an average day.” Maybe 40% of the space is used, says David Friedlander Communications Director LifeEdited.

3. Frank Mascia says that “We are living our life depending on the space we’ve got rather than creating our space to fit our lives.

You don’t need the bigger is better philosophy.

 You just need enough for you. Don’t compare yourself to your neighbors, as what’s good for them isn’t good for you-since you are two very different people.

Go for quality versus quantity in life. That includes the amount of friends you have and the quality those kind of people that you associate with.  It is better to have a few great friends that a bunch of people in your life that you don’t even know who they are.  

Wean yourself off Facebook especially, because there is a high volume of “Let Me One Better You” kind of people there. Many on there have no life whatsoever, and fill it with playing games and messaging other people and when they are not doing that they find fault with other people who are doing well, driving them down into their little pathetic existence. That’s what people do who are losers. They try and dim the shine on other people who are doing well to try and bring them down to their own levels.

Don’t get me wrong though. I still have a Facebook account but I get on it as I used to in a kind of obligatory way. All the time I invested with it very few people ever come from there to my website here. Most of my referrals are from Twitter or other blogs or websites. 

So far all the time that I spent with Facebook wasn’t really producing anything other than talking to a few friends who lived in other states that I want to keep in touch with.

Now, by me calling the shots, i can Focus 100% of what I’m doing hen I want to and I’ll install it when I don’t want to deal with anybody. I am the one in control versus Facebook being the one in control, and I like it that way. 

I want to be able to focus on my work, life and simply living.

 I began doing that a couple months ago and was so happy with how much I got done and how I was able to concentrate on writing things and doing things without hearing a ding ding ding all day my stupid messenger from Indian guys who were 20 years old and wgo I will never see or military guys who want a mother for their kids!

I simply uninstall whichever networking site that I don’t want to do it and then I add it when I want to come talk to people and catch up on what I missed whatever it is. Anybody that I really want to stay in touch with has my phone number. There’s few that I do that with but they have my phone number they know my email they know how to reach me voice-to-voice. That’s how I prefer. I know all about Skype and it’s fun to see a video call but I still feel kind of like a cyborg girl robot when I do that kind of stuff. Being that I was born in the sixties and I’m 55 years young, good old-fashioned telephone or fancy smartphone is fine with me.

Texting pictures and emoticons will ever give you the personality of that person. I am am old fashioned telephone lady because it feels more natural to me  and I enjoy hearing the vocal intonation and voice behind the people I care about.

It’s a liberating feeling to know that you’re in control of your own life and keeping the networking sites at bay help you enjoy life more.

Facebook is full of people who can’t wait to show all their stuff and all their fancy things, as if though it were a contest.

There is Merit to everything if you enjoy Facebook and can manage to do your work and convince to live a full life and go ahead and do it. Whatever floats your boat then by God, Sail Your Ship to New Horizons!

I’m so happy that after reblogging some of my friends and followers web post on Totally Inspired Mind, this blog post appeared that I created some of last night and the rest just now at 2:22 p.m. on President’s Day. I had scheduled it to appear today, and I’ve never done that before and put it on private setting. Last night when I looked and my administrative settings I couldn’t even find it in pending post or private. I am happy that it wasn’t inadvertently destroyed.

The rain stopped yesterday and I’ve got some sun outside now and the bluest sky I’ve seen in the last 3 days.

Vegas has temperamental weather. It’s like fire and ice, either really cold and gloomy or hot as hades. 

I’m not sure what I’m going to do but I’m going to get out of here for a while.

Have an awesome rest of your day!

Written and compiled by Paulette Motzko

Photography by Paulette Motzko, PLM Studios, Copyright February 2017

 

Inspired from the Netflix special called “Minimalism : A Documentary”.

Updated February 21st 2017 at 9:31 a.m.