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.
Written and compiled by Paulette Motzko.
December 30th 2017 1:39 p.m., 4:34 p.m.
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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.
Written and photography by Paulette Motzko.
December 20th, 2017
Updated December 21st 2017.
I would have more followers but I hear there’s no “follow me” button. I will be working on enhancing the features on the site to make that possible.
The great news is that my followers are tried-and-true, they are genuine, they are intelligent extraordinary individuals whose talents even defy my own comprehension at times. What I envisioned when I created this site in 2012 has become literal reality that is even superseded what my vision was of the best for the site. Every follower every reader has come back like a magnet attrated for all the right reasons -because I am genuine and as what am I long-standing Facebook friends Maria Lourdes Lipardo told me-“you are so transparent”. At the time she said it I didn’t quite know what that meant. Now years later I call it a high compliment.
The world is full of far too many Yes Men comply or go along with a crowd. I’ve never been that kind of person I always have been an individualist.
Because I was misunderstood as a child, I am the quickest to try and understand others, and another person’s point of view. Matters to me to understand communication is Paramount. Just as I was telling a nice lady at the station casino Grand Cafe earlier last night:
We’re all connected on the planet no matter what race color creed. It really doesn’t matter what our faith is but that we believe in something greater than ourselves we treat others with dignity. We don’t need to be like one another, life would be boring if we were. We can learn from each other’s differences and grow as people.
The sun is coming up here in Las Vegas now when I can see the white flowers on the huge Bush surrounding my picture windows blooming. I live upstairs and like it because I’m the one making the noise and its private and I can have a garden on my balcony and go out there anytime and be in my “desert oasis” I created over time.
As I was looking at my statistics here I noticed the atlas of the world filling in with the readership from Canada and many other countries that never read my blog prior.
Makes me a really feel gratified to know that the many hours that I invest in this site is appealing to all people and has become quite universal.
Thank you for all your contributions and comments app for putting a smile on my face everyday.
May every single person who reads this be blessed.
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko.
Photography and Digital Photo Arts by Paulette L. Motzko, PLM Studios, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Copyright August 2017.
My Business Plan I purchased on September 9th, 2016 for TotallyInspiredMind is set to auto renew at $299.00 yearly on the same day this year, only if I feel their customer service improves radically and if I feel like I’m a valued part of what makes wordpress.com successful.
They still haven’t told me WHY they needed more money from me-dodging the question, and instead said that if I didn’t update my payment information they would destroy my site! That’s kind of like backing me into a corner like a rat! Of course I don’t want my site destroyed after I worked relentlessly on it, and it’s won Awards, and I now have attracted nearly 3000 followers who have followed my journey from Orange Cpunty, California to Las Vegas, Nevada, and nearly hundred countries tune in monthly.
(Since this post was there. I got an apology from Edward, one of their a”Hppiness Engineers” which I think is a stupid thing to call themselves. ALL THE BLOGGERS ARE INTELLIGENT PEOPLE who are on here are serious, for the most part, about promoting their work. In a correspondence that I wrote yesterday afternoon, to Maureen, the lady that I was supposed to have a chat (texting back and forth to infinitum) -which I did not show up for.
I told her that I am too busy to sit there chatting like a idiot when this warrants a voice-to-voice, real human being, because I deserve a more personal phone call from someone within the corporate offices and wordpress.com.
Now they were wrong admitted it, they still have it resolved the fact that I paid for numerous other domains that I’ve not seen the.com status on my websites.)
I will be looking seriously thinking about moving my sites somewhere else and hiring a local web company to help me move all the web content over to wordpress.org where I can be guaranteed that I don’t have drama like this.
The thing I will miss dramatically though is the ability to reblog other phenomenal writers material.
It’s not so much the reblogging the other people’s material, but the fact that I become friends with almost every person that I share their material- and I get to know them as human beings and that is enormous. so, in my heart of hearts I would like to work it out with them.)
I created Totally Inspired Mind in 2012, and over time have created many other web logs on WordPress.com. Many have won awards and are very highly rated.
You would think, that whatever money WordPress.com made off me and my winning content, I could have got a better response from them-after all these years- than “Update your financial information or will destroy your site!” That shows no diplomacy or resonsibility to me to be a great company looking after my best interests, does it?
What would you do if you were me?
I’m interested in hearing what you would do if you were me.
I welcome your comments and suggestions on this matter to me.
I’d like to think the company I now have a venerable Blogging Empire on -appreciates MY BUSINESS, my presence, and think that my work is so valuable they wouldn’t think of destroying it in a million years!
The CEO and President of WordPress.com should contact me assuring me nothing like it will happen again.
I like him or her to give me an apology and to be sincerely horrified by the responses of three of their stupid “happiness engineers.”
If you’re paying about $300 or more to make a site run I don’t know about you, but I want to do with somebody other than a happiness engineer who in one heartbeat thinks to destroy your brain child that so many woman hours went into I couldn’t begin to count them all.
Would you call someone to happiness engineer if they wanted to destroy your blog?
Maybe a Grief Creator, or a Drama Creator would more aptly named what their “Happiness Engineers” really are in the real world.
It is after all WordPress.com is a business and it runs very simply.
The fact that after I made the decision to host Totally Inspired Mind here in 2012 I pay them for specific services and for doing that, I expect a level of professionalism and quality control to insure all THE WORK I INVEST in each Web site are protected.
I want the company who has a vested interest in what I build and create and works with me to PROMOTE and insure and improve it, if anything.
The last thing I thought I’d ever hear if some idiot say they wanted to destroy it though when I paid for the VIP plan and the FAULT WAS THEIRS that they admitted in an email to me.
And what would have happened to me if they didn’t realize that they goofed?
And if I hadn’t pointed it out so very very carefully?
I don’t like other people make decisions so quickly the could adversely affect me. That’s a major character flaw in the company which I will see you to never ever happens to me again.
I thought it would feel different about it but I’m down life’s pretty simple: you don’t like what you’re getting from one you go to another person you go to another company where they do respect you.
Every blogger is Golden and their contant is prized. After all, all the top-rated blogs on wordpress.com make WordPress exist. Without the bloggers WordPress is just dust. Remember that. It’s like with a good restaurant you can have the best food in the world, the best silverware the best prettiest pictures on the wall but if you treat people like garbage you have no people there -without people you have no restaurant.
Even though I heard from the customer service person named Eduardo who apologized for what they did and said I was 100% right and said that they were wrong and said it was blame to a computer glitch that they’re resolving, it still bothers me because they were so quick to destroy my site over a mistake they made when I worked on this is 2012 and that is Unforgivable.
The fact that they have stupid people who work for them would make such an idiotic decision or even say it or suggest it is repulsive. They’re supposed to help me promote it not destroy it common the fact that they goofed and made a mistake like that admit it or not, they don’t treat their valued customers the way they should. Is Albert Einstein said “when you repeat the same mistake over and over again it is called Insanity.”
Period I’m a nice lady but I’m not an idiot and business works very simply I pay them lots of money to make all my sites work and in one second a customer service three people didn’t answer my questions, and some idiot who didn’t invest one time in any of the things I’ve created nor know the amount of work that goes into creating it nor does he care was willing to destroy it and one second! Not cool. Not good business practice the better business bureau if I would tell them this whole story they would agree with me and I think any view bloggers out there the millions who sign up to wordpress.com would agree with me. You’ve seen the site from the day I created it and hotel room and Huntington Beach California when I realized I couldn’t take care of my mother any longer who had severe Alzheimer’s disease and I know that she needed and entire staff caring after her versus me, and I needed to not do it any longer and take care of me. Those realizations opened up a world for me and what I wanted to see what this site is exactly what it’s become. This is become a place where extraordinary people who care about the world, the environment, the future, children and everything that matters in life all congregate people people who care more about the entire world and themselves. Every extraordinary follower who is joined this site over the last month what you been over I believe 50, I thank you for your very special presence here. You make the site great and you make it very very special by you being here.
Obviously the people who run WordPress.com are not Triple Winners. They don‘t care about me, or my original web that gave them permission to share all over the place when I signed up to WordPress.com.
It’s too bad that WordPress.com doesn‘t get the big picture and realize that people like me- and you-my dedicates readers and followers matter.
Without the writers and without photographers and without loggers WordPress goes bankrupt.
It’s too bad WordPress doesn’t see it as plainly as I are you do. Obviously money is the only thing on their minds and they don’t care what they do to my content everybody with it.
know that and don’t see that and don’t treat people who are VIPs with respect.
Wordpress hasnt shown they as a company appreciate my business and since this is a big wide world I will be working on taking their business elsewhere.
I wasnt able to find anyone to answer me with an intelligent answer to my intelligent question when I’ve asked them on numerous times why they wanted more money when my billing date is nowhere near due.
When after 5 years contributing original content here, the only thing I hear is “update your financial information or will destroy your site”?
That’s not cool. As matter fact it’s not even professional.
I’ve saved every email, every bit of Correspondence on Evernote from WordPress.com. I have everything dated from every “customer service person” and “happiness expert”- and I‘m not happy who has contacted me with this company. Even with them admitting they screwed up and Eduardo with WordPress.com admitted they had no right to ask for continually more moolah….and they are still adressing why all the domains I bought don’t reflect .com on them.
Their stupidity and rash bad decisions almost cost me every bit of work I spent on here, turning 5 years of labor intensive efforts into dust. It is that and ignorable fact that i’s going to have me move it elsewhere. The site will exist it’s just going to be better than one of these here with no limits and no fear tactics to get unauthorized payments from me.
I’m flabbergasted because I would have thought that WordPress.com would have realized how they can’t exist without all of the writers, bloggers and everyone who makes this site possible. I wouldn’t have created a venerable Empire here if I had thought any different. I guess having hundred countries a month reading your blog isn’t good enough for him though huh. They didn’t create any of my site’s they are so quick to yet they are so quick to think of destroying them?
This is definitely not a good working creative environment.
Anybody have any comments, suggestions, did anyone learn anything by me airing the story?
Hopefully, if you paid for the Business or Premium plans like I did, and you didn’t get what you bought, you’ll address it and get what you should have all along.
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko on Monday March 27th 2017 at 1:22 p.m.
Updated March 28th, 2017
Updated on March 31st 2017 at 1:40 p.m.
Image of Paulette Motzko taken by her beautiful friend Yanita. Photo editing by Paulette Motzko, PLM Studios, Las Vegas Nevada.
Quotes about Purpose
Written and Compiled by Paulette Le Pore Motzko.
All images photographed and created by Paulette Le Pore Motzko, PLM Studios Copyright March 2017
March 22nd 2017
• As far as we can discern, the whole purpose of human existence is the Kindle a light in the darkness of my being. –
Carl G Jung 1875 – 1961. Memories, Dreams, Reflections.
• Men’s Perfection would be the Fulfillment of his end, and his end would be Union with his maker. William James 1842 to 1910.
• A good cause makes a stout heart and a strong arm. – Thomas Fuller 1654 – 1734.
• The purpose of life is undoubtedly to know oneself. We cannot do it unless we learn to identify ourselves with all that lives. The sum total of that life is God. Hence the necessity of realizing God living within every one of us. The instrument of this knowledge is boundless, selfless service. – Mohandas K Gandhi. In Mahedev Desai, the Diary of Mahedev 1958
• Everything living strives for wholeness.- Carl G Jung 1875 – 1961 from on the nature of Dreams 1945
• Making a chief design and a great business, not to be rich and great but several live in this world as thou mayst reasonably believe that has got with a friend. Thomas Fuller 1654 to 1734. Intraductio ad Prudentum, 939, 1731
• Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, and which you can walk with love and reverence. Henry David Thoreau. 1817 to 1862. From his journal October 18th 1855.
• Not only to see and find the Divine in oneself, but to see and find the Divine in all, not only to seek one’s own individual Liberation and Perfection, but to seek Liberation and Perfection of others is the complete law of the spiritual being. – Sri Arubendi 1872 – 1950.
This article was inspired by one of my recent followers, who went through a very tragic and tumultuous year. Because of this it stopped this once prolific writer from producing anything at all.
Sometimes we can be over critical on ourselves, overanalyzing everything that we do. That quality doesn’t help us when we create anything of value in this world, written or otherwise. Create because you want to create. Whether it be be a mud pie, a sandcastle, a watercolor painting, a photograph, a beautiful song, a recipe, a loaf of bread, or the manuscript for your first book.
Wallpaper Image from Zedge.com.
Writing can be catharsis or it can be euphoria. You can carve every word just as though you were Michelangelo and you were carving marble transforming something hard and solid into something that breathes with life.
That’s the analogy I like best when it comes to writing, and it has served me well since my Honors English days in High School. I took every English class that Garden Grove High had to offer I had phenomenal teachers, better than even in college.
And one thing I did in every writing class is writing is to write in my personal Journal -and just write every day.
In other words, write things that the world never see.
There are things that are only for you, God, and serve a very valid purpose. If you don’t have a journal, go buy a nice one at Barnes & Noble, or simply use Microsoft Office Word on your smartphone computer or tablet.
Through devoting time to writing in a special place that inspires you, which is very important, extraordinary things will emerge. Stories can develop right before your eyes, poems can be written, recipes can be thought of.
With everything you write anywhere, especially on a Blog that seen all over the world – you’re gaining experience, exposure, notoriety, readership and it’s just enjoyable. The enjoyable part is the most important one of all.
Once you start carving out time for writing, you’ll start carving words that are memorable and lasting and worth remembering.
If you are a writer, check out my other blog called A Writer’s Joy. A Writer’s Joy
Any kind of art, written or otherwise, is an extension of your soul. Art I’d an extension of your inner most being. Writing is one of those timeless arts, that if used in the right way, can outlive you do great things long after you leave this earth, creating a legacy.
Write because you feel what you’re doing is beautiful and has merit, or serves a valid purpose, or can simply give joy, enlightenment someone, educate or you’d simply like to share it with the world. That’s exactly what you can do on a blog.
I’m going to be adding to this book list over the next week. I’m going to start with these two, which in themselves are phenomenal starting points, even if no other books were added to the list.
I hope my words of encouragement and blessings on all of your present and future creations extraordinary Beyond Your Wildest Dreams! To all of the artists, writers, photographers, musicians, and chefs create what’s never been created before. Enjoy the process. Learn everything you can about your craft. Read books, and associate with people who are doing what you want to do and let them enter you in every way they possibly can. Listen to advice and listen to helpful criticism but don’t let others dim the light that shines inside you that’s waiting to burst like a beacon to the world.
Image created by Paulette Motzko, Copyright October 2016.
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright, January 2017.
- The Writer’s idea book by Jack Heffron. How to develop great ideas for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and screenplays. Includes more than 800 prompts. I have the 10th anniversary edition. Copyright 2011.
- The Writers Devotional: 365 Inspirational Exercises, Ideas, Tips and Motivations on Writing. by Amy Peters.
A copy of my Christmas card this year old had photographed by Nicole, one if the talented photographers at The J.C. Penny Photography Studios.
I took a photo of my Christmas carday and added text with a photo editor, transforming it into a Christmas card I can send the world!
Some of my home bake shop for the holidays ….
Wherever your friends and family are…wish them live and joy and remember what the holiday really is all about ……
The best gifts don’t come from under a tree but are in the hearts and souls of loving friends and family far and near and friends who are family by definition .
Bake or make something very special for a few people in your life…
Include the recipes and watch what happens . ..
Have a Christmas Tea
Enjoy a Christmas Picnic outdoors go somewhere so you can hear birds chirping in enjoying nature and great company and fantastic company. A beautiful and scenic place relatively close to you does sets the scene-and bring a nice pic-nic basket withave dishes, silverware and plates and watch the experiences that await you!
For 2017 I want more quality and create great times with all the people who matter most to me…..and to enjoy what I already own more.
Thank you to the over 70 new followers this month on TotallyInspiredMind.com.
You continually enrich my life.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
All photos of PauletteMotzko by Leonardo Valencia, Valencia Motzko Inc, Copyright December 2016
December 13, 2016