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.

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.

Helen Keller says: “Thus I came up out of Egypt and stood before Sinai, and divine power touched my spirit and gave it sight, so that I beheld many wonders.

Helen Keller Says: “Thus I came up out of Egypt and stood before Sinai, and a power divine touched my spirit and gave it sight, so that I beheld many wonders. And from the sacred mountain I heard a voice which said, ‘Knowledge is love and light and vision.”

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.helen.keller.daily

From Helen Keller Daily.

 Compiled by Paulette Motzko on March 18th 2017 at 8:46 a.m.

Helen Keller says:   “A person who is severely impaired never knows his hidden sources of strength until he is treated like a normal human being and encouraged to shape his own life.”

Helen Keller Says: “A person who is severely impaired never knows his hidden sources of strength until he is treated like a normal human being and encouraged to shape his own life.”

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.helen.keller.daily

Paulette Motzko says in return:

 Treat others as you want to be treated.

 Nothing in life is guaranteed.

 You could end up just like that person you’re making fun of one day. 

Have compassion empathy and love for everyone.

 Show your Humanity.

 Those qualities are what separate us from animals.

Written and compiled by Paulette Motzko 

February 12 2017 at 8:44 a.m.

Updated February 12th 2017 3:48 p.m.

Images added are from Pinterest.

Wisdom from Helen Keller

Helen Keller Says: 

 “If I regarded my life from the point of view of the pessimist, I should be undone. I should seek in vain for the light that does not visit my eyes and the music that does not ring in my ears. I should beg night and day and never be satisfied. I should sit apart in awful solitude, a prey to fear and despair. But since I consider it a duty to myself and to others to be happy, I escape a misery worse than any physical deprivation.”

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.helen.keller.daily

Image from Pinterest.

Compiled by Paulette Motzko.

February 8th 2017. 8:41 a.m.

Helen Keller says “Certainly I believe that God gave us life for happiness, not misery. Humanity, I am sure, will never be made lazy or indifferent by an excess of happiness. Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”

Helen Keller Says: “Certainly I believe that God gave us life for happiness, not misery. Humanity, I am sure, will never be made lazy or indifferent by an excess of happiness. Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. Happiness should be a means of accomplishment, like health, not an end in itself.”

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.helen.keller.daily

Image from Pinterest, from CelebratingEverydayLife.com

Image from Pinterest. 

Image from Pinterest. From Your Tango.

Image from Pinterest, from Brainy Quote.

Compiled by Paulette Motzko.

February 4th 2017 9:44 a.m.

I Wonder What Becomes of lost opportunities? Perhaps our Guardian Angel gathers them up as we drop them, and will give the back to us in the Beautiful Sometime when we have grown wiser, and learned how to use them rightly. Helen Keller

Helen Keller Says: “I wonder what becomes of lost opportunities? Perhaps our guardian angel gathers them up as we drop them, and will give them back to us in the beautiful sometime when we have grown wiser, and learned how to use them rightly.”

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.helen.keller.daily

What a nice thought that is, isn’t it!

Paulette L Motzko

Compiled by Paulette Motzko.

February 2nd 2017 at 2:48 a.m.

If we make up our minds that this is a drab and purposeless universe, it will be that, and nothing else. On the other hand, if we believe that the Earth is ours, and the Sun and Moon hang in the sky for our Delight, there will be gladness in the fields….

Helen Keller Says: “If we make up our minds that this is a drab and purposeless universe, it will be that, and nothing else. On the other hand, if we believe that the earth is ours, and that the sun and moon hang in the sky for our delight, there will be joy upon the hills and gladness in the fields because the Artist in our souls glorifies creation. Surely, it gives dignity to life to believe that we are born into this world for noble ends, and that we have a higher destiny than can be accomplished within the narrow limits of this physical life.”

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.helen.keller.daily

From Helen Keller Daily.

Image from Pinterest. Photographer unknown.

Compiled by Paulette Motzko.

January 2017 8:36 a.m.

I, for one, love strength, daring, fortitude. I do not want people to kill the fight in them; I want them to fight for the right things. Helen Keller

Helen Keller Says: “I, for one, love strength, daring, fortitude. I do not want people to kill the fight in them; I want them to fight for right things.”

One of the earliest known pictures of Helen Keller with her extraordinary teacher Anne Sullivan. She was my role model since I was 9 years old diagnosed with epilepsy. I discovered her and playing piano I’m cooking, and writing, it is very early age and very pivotal age in my life. I realized after reading what she did dealt with what she had to deal with that I could do anything I put my mind to do, if I only wanted to badly enough.

Later picture of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan,  also from Pinterest, . Photographer unknown.

Anne Sullivan brought Enlightenment to Helen Keller’s life. Before Anne Sullivan entered Helen Keller’s dark and Silent world, she didn’t understand why she was there and didn’t understand that everything had a meeting and everything had a name in this world. I suggest you read any of the books that Helen Keller wrote. Your life and your attitude will be forever changed. She was brilliant and it was Anne Sullivan that brought out that brilliance hiding like a tulip waiting to bloom buried deep in the Earth.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.helen.keller.daily

From Helen Keller daily.

Image’s from Pinterest, photographers unknown.

Written and Compiled by 

Paulette Le Pore Motzko.

January 17th 2017. 8:34 a.m.

Helen Keller’s fabulous book called “The World I Live In”  from Google Play Books

The World I Live In, Helen Keller.

https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=qYwapYQ6kSwC

When you read the first chapter you’ll be amazed that Helen Keller could not see or hear anything for as long as she lived. I was introduced to her biography in my fifth-grade class on a school book drive. 1971 was the year I was diagnosed with epilepsy, and learn to play piano and read voraciously cookbooks one after another. From the beginning of my life and to this day Helen Keller  remains my extraordinary heroine who showed me that I could do anything if I wanted.  

Also you can listen to this book on the free audio book service called LibriVox. Volunteers from all over the world choose to read books that are incredible and totally free. Yes that’s right you don’t have to pay for audible if you don’t want to.

On Google Play Books there are thousands which are in the public domain which can be read for absolutely free. I hope you enjoy Helen Keller the world I live in as much as I did.

Written and compiled by Paulette Motzko

Image from Pinterest.

Veterans Day November 11th 2016 5 p.m.

When I recollect The Treasure of Friendship…- Helen Keller

Helen Keller Says: “When I recollect the treasure of friendship that has been bestowed upon me I withdraw all charges against life. If much has been denied me, much, very much has been given. So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart I shall say that life is good.”

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.helen.keller.daily

Images from Pinterest

Compiled by Paulette L Motzko

October 31st 2016 8:42 a.m.

Three free things I thank God everyday of my life for ….

Helen Keller Says: “Three things I thank God every day of my life for:

 Things that he has vouchsafed me knowledge of his works

Deep thanks that he has set in my darkness the lamp of faith.

Deep, deepest thanks that I have another life to look forward to–a life joyous with light and flowers and heavenly song.”

Image from Pinterest.

Compiled by Paulette Motzko 

October 19th, 2016 9:15 a.m.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.helen.keller.daily

Literature is My Utopia….. Helen Keller

Helen Keller Says: “Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.”

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.helen.keller.daily

I must agree with Helen Keller because books have been my friend since very young and I think they just might always be.
That’s a look at the  many books in my library I see and Nicole great ideas and great stories great poetry from some of the greatest people who ever lived and still live. I’m really never alone in a sense when I am in the company of some of the greatest people and extraordinary minds in the world.

Paulette L Motzko




Images photographed and created by Paulette Motzko, PLM Studios, Copyright October 2016
October 17th, 2016

9:14 a.m.