If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask the answer is always no. Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts says : “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place”

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From Success Secrets Daily.

Compiled by Paulette Motzko.

January 2017. 8:48 a.m.

What was one of your best Thanksgiving memories?

We all have Thanksgiving stories to tell and memories that stand out from the rest.

Can you share some of the special times that you remember I’m Thanksgiving? 

Was there a time that you donated your time to a Food Bank and cooked and made food for the homeless and underprivileged? 

Was there a time when your family got together and everything and everybody was especially wonderful? 

Was there a ceremony that you and your family and love ones did that no one else did that made it unique?

Share your story of thankfulness with everyone.

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November  2016

I Love The Piano Guys And The Cello Song Will Make You Smile

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This is my jam: The Cello Song by The Piano Guys on The Piano Guys Radio ♫ #iHeartRadio #NowPlaying http://www.iheart.com/artist/The-Piano-Guys-723067/songs/The-Cello-Song-19023848?campid=android_share

Being that I am a song writer,  piano player, & taught piano for over 20 years….I can appreciate the talent these guys have.
They integrated Baroque style with a wonderful syncopation,  and gradually added layers of instruments,  making your ears smile!

Way to go Piano Guys!

Paulette L Motzko
March 2015

What book or film impacted your life or altered how you see the world? What art left a lasting imprint on your soul?

I found a great post on Word Press that asked his reader this telling question so I thought I would ask the readers of Totally Inspired Mind.

What book impacted your life in a good way that has left a lasting imprint on your soul?

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Share the book title with the readers on the site here.

My answer:

I read Helen Keller’s biography when I was a kid in 5th grade and shared it with my friend Cheryle Lightcap, who was blind and sat in the back of the class with her countless books in braille. After seeing what Helen Keller did and was blind and deaf, with the help of Anne Sullivan, I knew I could do anything I would set my mind to do in life. What I was diagnosed with, epilepsy, even though not well controlled, seemed like nothing by comparison.

Helen Keller is to this day my heroine and if you read her essay called “Optimism” you will see just what a genius she was and it is so incredible because she wrote as though she could see and spoke of topics like philosophy, religion, and politics.

Read any of Helen Keller’s books. She didn’t just write one, but over 20! You can find them all by searching her name in the books section on Amazon and also talking to a good librarian. Her book Mid Life was written later in her life. Even in her late years, she referred to Anne Sullivan as her “teacher”.

My mother was always my “Anne Sullivan” to me instilling values, and integrity and my belief system as well as fostering every talent I possess. The best I am I owe to her.
I hope others write and tell what books made an impression on them as I did here.

Paulette Le Pore Motko

What are some of your favorite inspirational quotes? Share yours too.

When I was reading from one of my favorite books on my many book shelves, I ran on to one entitled “Norman Vincent Peale: Words That Inspired Him.”

I have marked with a highlighter the entire book with my favorites from the 457 pages, and also added my versions of how I would change the quotation, using it as a springboard.

So then I ask you all, my readers, to share a few of your favorite quotations and the sources of where they came from. If you have an adaption of the quote, then add that too.

 

In the chapter entitled “My Favorite Quotations” here are a few of my favorite ones. The fantastic things about quotes are that if you found insight and wisdom from the author, you can look up the author or where the quotation came from and read the book or entire work. That is what I have been doing since I was a kid.

“Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace like the ticking of a clock during a thunderstorm.”-Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

“Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone.”- Ella Wheeler Wilcock (1850-1919)

“Every day give yourself a good mental shampoo”- Sara Jordan, M.D.-(1884-1959)

“I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.”- Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)

“Positive thinking is the key to success in  business, education, pro football, anything that you can mention. I go out there thinking that I am going to complete every pass.”- Ron Jaworski (1951-)

“A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds”-Anonymous

“To live each day as though one’s last, never flustered, never apathetic, never attitudinizing-here is the perfection of character.”- Marcus Aurelius (121-180)

“The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.”-Marcus Aurelius (121-180)

“The great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart.”-Mencius (371-291 B.C.)

“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.”-Laertius Diogenes (Third Century)

(I will also add my two cents on this one and add:

“Time is the most valuable thing a man or woman can GIVE. Above all things it is what will be remembered by all and cannot be replaced. It is what memories are made of.)”-Paulette Le Pore Motzko

 

“He did with all his heart, and prospered.”- 2 Chronicles 31:21