Photography and digital photo Arts by Paulette L. Motzko.
Copyright December 10th 2017 at 4:25 p.m.
I absolutely love Google Play books and I quite a vast library of books that would have cost me a venerable fortune if I would have bought off a bookstore shelf.
Image photographed and created by Paulette L. Motzko, PLM Studios, Las Vegas Nevada
Copyright July 2017
Also, another benefit of the Google Play Books technology is that you can have the book read to you while you’re doing something else, you can take notes while you’re reading it and most of the better-known books have the feature where you can turn on the feature that says “Read Aloud.” The beauty of it is you can bookmark outline any part of the book you want. You can control the size of the font, and for me I have it bumped up to the max because I wear Progressive bifocals.
I think my vision now is as bad as what a my ex-husband- the rocket scientist was- when I married him. It comes from just reading and age and a whole variety of things, close-up work, computer work, of which I’ve done my share of.
I bought The Writer’s Market 2017 and also The Photographer’s Market 2017 ebook Editions for the first time and it’s awesome because the books are. I can have access to any of the things on either those two massive big, very informative trade journals anywhere I go and they don’t weigh anything and I don’t have to carry them in a huge bag like I used to so all these things make it pretty wonderful.
I do love a book with a cover though, and I will never stop buying them or advocating them they also will never go out of print as long as writers like me keep riding and photographers like me keep shooting photographs that immortalize extraordinary moments captured for all time.
There are some books that if filled with really extraordinary pictures that I want in book form.
You just have to decide what works for you and if it’s largely text, which this particular book is, it doesn’t really matter if you get it the “book with cover” book or this version.
This book that the link goes to is fantastic for any Christian person, along with the first book that I read from Joel Osteen that I discovered on Pinterest.
That book is called “I Declare” by Joel Osteen and I believe it’s been printed and every country in the world.
Another awesome aspect of Google Play books is you can get a free sample of any book in the world. Did you know that?
Most people don’t know that.
I make it my point to know stuff like that. So you can get a free sample today for free of this book and any other one you want for that matter if you don’t like it you can live in the contents you can take a look at it then you don’t need to buy it but you’ve got some of it. Night recommended you’ll be better off having read the few pages that they give you for free than you were before.
I would say that Joel Osteen is probably the most inspiring writer of our time along with Max Lucado, Louise Hay, and Joan Borysenko.
I went to one of us performances with his wife when he was here in Las Vegas few months back.
If I was to say what books would I recommend that are life-changing and will begin changing your life overnight by changing the way you view about your life, your family, God, and higher power and your role in this world.
I would recommend through Google Play Books.
(I can’t stand Kindle because of all of the ads that come up constantly on it.)
There are no ads -ever any ads -on Google Play Books. It is a book- and thank God the Google people have kept it that way. They’re not trying to sell you anything on Google Play Books; it is a literary work in a very savvy, lightweight , incredible technological medium.
When my first book is printed, when it’s printed into an ebook, after getting my ISBN number and my copyright excetera -I would want it to be on Google Play Books, because I now know how crappy the Kindle system is. It‘s awesome if you like ads but I don‘t and I don‘t want people paying for my book and getting a bunch of crappy ads.
Also every book in the public domain is available free of charge on Google Play books.
So, if your kids have to do a book report on the Twelfth Night by Shakespeare, for God’s sake don’t by Cliff Notes because it’s all available on Google Play books for free!
That was done by Google several years ago and it was groundbreaking because the Google people wanted to see that information, education, and classic works like public domain books were made available to all people. They registered those books as historical documents.
And I say Thank You to Google for being extraordinary and for thinking in those ways, because it took some years to get all of the legal permissions to make that possible. Two large extended made education and books free, or at least cheaper, making them more accessible to everyone no matter where they lived in the world.
It’s really extraordinary because I was looking for Helen Keller’s book entitled “Optimism” which is what lead me to Google Play Books.
I went to I don’t know how many bookstores and nobody carried it and couldn’t order it.
I went to 12 libraries and all the copies were checked out! ThenI found it on Google Play Books in an almost miraculous way.
I will never forget opening it for the first time and seeing a literal picture of the book, that someone scanned, and it opened up, unlike anything I’ve ever seen before.
Helen Keller I’S STILL INSPIRING THROUGH HER WORDS AND WAS ONE of the GREAT GENIUSES of our time.
WHEN YOU read something by HELEN KELLER Keller YOU ARE FOREVER ENLIGHTENED. It is so ironic that someone who could not see or hear can Enlighten and inspire all of the seeing or not saying world.
She was and will always be my heroine and who first inspired me as a recently diasnosed 9 year old girl with epilepsy. I got her book about her life on a book drive that Simmons School in Garden Grove had and I knew that if she could do what she did with what she was dealt with I could do anything. That combined with my mother’s extraordinary wisdom, cheerleading, and being the kind of person that she was , my Ann Sullivan, if you will helped me deal with what I had to do with until Tegretol at age 14 was invented and then Vimpat by UCB many years later.
Who better to write about optimism than Helen Keller right? She was the Paragon of optimism in my book.
When I read “Optimism” on Google Play Books, I was astounded by her extraordinary knowledge about philosophy and logic, and her extraordinary descriptions sounded as though she seen or heard.
(If any of you reading this don’t know who Helen Keller was she was blind and deaf and her world opened when her teacher Anne Sullivan came into her world from Gallaudet University. Miss Anne Sullivan explained to her in a literal self-discovery process, that every thing in her world had a meaning. W-A-T-E-R fingerspelled in her hand was the word that became the turning point for everything that would follow in the many books that would be in print by her. It is a great example of every action has a chain reaction in life.
Check out Google Play Books and your world will open like a flower.
Written and compiled by Paulette Le Pore Motzko.
July 12th, 2017 at 4:21 p.m.; updated 4:37 p.m.
Daily Readings from The Power of I Am, Joel Osteen.
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.
Written and compiled by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Photography by Leonardo Valencia.
Digital photo Arts by Paulette Motzko.
Copyright Valencia-Motzko Inc 2016
You can make the difference in subtle and very profound ways, without even knowing it in another person’s life.
The next time you really listen to your intuition or inner voice as I call it, give this some true thought:
Think about someone you know who could use your expertise about skill, a new trade, or about a job that you’ve done for many years. Think about something very easy for you but hard for them. Step up to the plate in The Game of Life and offer to make their path a little smoother and a little easier.
If you know someone who is building a website or a blog, and you happen to be a master at it, show them how to do it just because you can. Don’t look for money or for compensation- but just do it because it makes you feel like you made a difference and it’s rewarding.
In life, you don’t have to make money on everything, but rather to make the difference and to be that extra spoke and wheel it makes that car run, or to mentor another and know from that moment on, the person you’re mentoring will have opportunities unveiled because of your actions is highly rewarding and empowering .
Next, find someone who looks really downtrodden, sitting all alone and say something to that person. Say something that’s 100% genuine AND LETS THEM KNOW THEY MATTER and that you know that they‘re not indivisible. To raise someone’s self-esteem and to make them aware of their true potential, to me, is one of the greatest satisfaction on the face of the Earth. It’s not just that one instance that is so intrinsic or special, but the POWERADE of that one instance leading to a chain reaction in a lifetime of change for that human being.
I know Dr. Leo Buscaglia had said in his fabulous book called LOVE, that I highly recommend, that I read in 1984 when I was in college that:
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, smile, a kind word, a listening ear. An honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
(I have the magnet on my fridge and I read it all the time of the power that every individual has to make an impact on other people’s lives.)
It is the ittle things in life like that make it special, for not just yourself but for them as well because they create that wonderful thing called “Triple Win”- I win, um, and Society wins. Just imagine that from moment Society wins period That’s a concept was introduced to me in the Master’s certification program at Chapman University back in 1997.
Here on March 12th 2017, when all of our clocks for fast-forwarded an hour due to daylight savings time, fast forward the result of your positive actions before you do them and see the big picture of your great works before you do them. Be a Visionary. Be a catalyst for positive change on a intimate, one-on-one basis and in your community too.
You be the huge difference in someone’s life and build some new friendships and bonds that will last a lifetime from your initiative.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Sunday, March 12th 2017 8:15 a.m.
Above images created by Paulette Le Pore Motzko, Copyright 2016
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko.
Copyright February 2017
I accidentally erased the link that was on here going to a blog post called “Stages of Change”, and prior to finding the blog post in the wee hours this morning, I had the idea to write this.
I thought the entire story would be written in an hour or by about 3 p.m. now yesterday afternoon, Las Vegas, NV time. It’s 4:00 a.m. February 28th, 2017 and with a Pentatonix Concert on Neflix playing, I have been embellishing the post with more images that I feel tell part of the story too and modifying what I wrote.
I hope you will enjoy it. Yesterday was my day to “Get Absorbed in The News Day” writing commentaries. I am an empath in many ways, and can only handle hearing about the news of the world every few days. I would never get anything done if I did otherwise. All I have to do is run into one god-forsaken story about Trump, who’s Triple loser in my book, especially after hearing he made fun of a disabled person. Anyone that would make fun of any kind of disabled person is a pathetic human being. Trump’s animalistic, racist and self demeaning behavior boggles my mind. Yes, I know he tries to demean other people but all he succeeds and doing it’s just lowers himself to increasing new levels of mediocrity. I want him impeached to preserve the integrity of the United States as an American citizen. He simply makes us look bad in the eyes of other nations.
Enough of my political view points, that were not in the original post, but I don’t stand alone in my feelings.
One of my golden rules in life is to be genuine and totally authentic. People respect that. When it comes to followers and buying followers I don’t . All mine are real and represent real, living, breathing , wonderful people who I have impressed somehow, or I’ve inspired, or empowered, made laugh, entertained, or they look forward to something that I write, my original images, or they like just me in general and my persona. My followers are real people who follow me because I am REAL and put on no pretenses. Anything other than that is just fake in my book, and I’m working on two books currently.
I get asked all the time you want to buy some followers they say why? I have my own real ones from hard work writing what I feel is good content. I think any industry they call that organic. As a writer I call it smart because it’s how I know what people LIKE. IF everything is fake and contrived, it doesn’t reflect anything real but it’s just a mere illusion of popularity
When ever I see Trump’s face, one word comes to mind- impeachment. I sincerely hope that happens so the disasters and hate crimes nationwide he instigated can end. The United States needs to think of our progress rather than regression. I wish Trump wasn’t really and instead a really bad nightmare , nut we all wake up and he’s still there unfortunately!
Like many of my stories, posts and pictures; they are going through a creative evolutionary process, contantly changing or improving, like their creator me! We all change everyday just a little bit, even though we can’t see the changes, we still do. The great thing about that is it we all have a say in how we change, and in what ways we change. You just have to want to change then catapult your want with action to make it a reality.
Above photo taken by my friend Martha the general manager of The Canonita-Mexico City Soul Food. Photo editing by Paulette Motzko.
Just like the seasons are now changing from winter to spring, this article is changing with every word I write.
I hope the finished product has you look at not only me in a new way, but life in general in a new way and directs you to a newfound realization of the power you possess in it.
Embrace change. It us the only constant in life. Those who do the best in life ADAPT.
Much like a surfer on a surfboard riding the wave, those that master the “Art of Living”, ride the wave called LIFE. We can learn from the quick reflexes of the surfer, adjusting what we do in correlation to what’s the way was coming our way.
Above image photography by Paulette Le Pore Motzko, PLM Studios, 2017
Photography by Leonardo Valencia. Digital Arts by Paulette Motzko.
Copyright May 2016
Above High definition wallpaper image from Zedge.com
When I was younger I hadn’t discovered my full potential yet and didn’t see the world from a big picture vantage point yet. That was to be uncovered and made visible over time. I was a very sick, misunderstood kid that grew up in the 60’s, at a time before the time “bullying” was invented or before people cared to do something about it at least.
My nanny came to live with us when I was nine, the same age I was diagnosed with epilepsy. The piano she brought with her would soon become my best friend. It took until high school at 14 to be invented for me to know what size your freedom was. Until the time kids were just too mean spirited stupid to ever give me a chance as human being, let alone as a friend. I wrote music on that Henry Ford. Miller piano and read lots of cookbooks and passed the time figuring out what I was going to make and cook, analyzing recipes as though it were a novel envisioning what I’d make when I grew up and the parties that I would have and how awesome it would be…….
Image created by Paulette Motzko, Copyright 2016
Every day pray and meditate as your 1st thing in the day. Connect with your Omnipotent Power of the Universe asking for Wisdom and Guidance. I AM CHISTIAN BAPTIZED CATHOLIC, BUT I AM SPIRITUAL IN NATURE. No matter what your faith, place that part of you first and you cannot be steered wrong.
Above image created by Paulette Motzko, Copyright October 2016. Since that time I have a thousand more followers on
Light an aromatherapy candle and find out how you can tap into what’s inside your SOUL.
I have always found lighting a candle is a way to connect to a hidden, very special light planted in my soul.
Chances are, if you try it, you will discover it too.
Before you know it, when you start connecting with your Spiritual Source, you’ll find a light that you can protect outward at the world, and the world will be brighter as result of it. If your light shines brilliantly it’s own special way, the light will never go away as long as the World Turns. If you bring something to the world nobody has ever seen before that has great merit, you’ll be memorable enough that your memory and good you did will “shine” like the aurora borealis.
The older I get the more I focus on the good I can give rather than what I can get and options and opportunities open like flowers in the Spring.
Photographer Leonardo Valencia. Digital Arts by Paulette Motzko.
Above wallpaper image from Zedge.com
Keep your focus on what matters.
Don’t do something just because everybody else is.
Have your own viewpoints and own them.
Above 3 images created by Paulette Motzko, Copyright 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Image with diary and old fashioned fountain pen by Zedge.com.
Remember: “With a pen, paper and an idea, I have the world!”
Writing is a way you can connect with your innermost self, your hopes and dreams unfurl as you hold that pen in your hand, or as you type. Whichever method helps you connect better and be more prolific, do it!
Go after what you really want in life early and do what you, and nobody else was meant to do.
Above image of The Venetian Trio who are doing what they were meant to do. That reflects in every song they play.
The above image of Norman Vito, pianist at The Bellagio Petrussian Caviar Bar. He is ” in his element at the piano, as though he’s where he is was destined to be.”
Photographed and created by Paulette Motzko, PLM Studios, February 2017
Keep Supporters of Your Dreams Close To You
Photography by Leonardo Valencia, of Paulette Motzko holding one of her Nikons.
Keep Negative and Hurtful People Away From You. You owe it to yourself to have a happy and productive life. Negative people are like a ball and chain who get their enjoyment from dragging you down because they don’t have the initiative, talent or ideas that you do. Repel them like water beads on Vaseline.
Above image from Pinterest, from Girlheartscamera.com. Quote by Oprah Winfrey.
Water the Garden of Your Dreams Daily by working on each Project.
Listen to your inner voice, or intuition because it is always right.
Take time for your routine that keeps you most healthy.
If music is a passion of yours, sing a song or put some music out in the universe making your contribution to making a more harmonious world.
Above image photography by Rosie Emberton. Digital Photo Arts by Paulette Le Pore Motzko.
Life is a balancing act composed of spiritual time, personal time, work time, leisure time and whatever other classifications you when to add.
Take time to do self-introspection so you can see how far you’ve come and how far you’ve gone to appreciate Where You Are now.
Mentor others so you can help others carry the torch and do things easier than you once did.
Donate your time then to philanthropic things to give back to the world and it will give you more back than you ever dreamed.
Make the most of where you are now. Use the tools you have now, they don’t have to be the best tools but they’re the tools we can afford and use them maximize them and save up for whatever equipment you need to do your job well.
Don’t take the first no for an answer you hear. If you’re not getting what you want with your company go to the corporate level and I guarantee you’ll get what you want.
Aim for your goals like a GPS guidance system guides a Delta rocket to outer space
I hope you have reading this as much as I have enjoyed sharing my 55 year old wisdom and 20 year old heart with you!
Maybe God had in mind me destroying the original post, so I could write this one which is my own, and my brainchild.
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
February 27th 2017 at 1:55 p.m.
Updated February 27th 2017 at 3:19 p.m. and illustrations added 6:38 p.m.
Updated February 28 2016 at 5:26 a.m.
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There are 198 contributors in today’s issue of Your Epilepsy News Resource.
More people have epilepsy than you know. They probably just afraid to tell you and disclose the truth for fear that you would look differently upon them.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko is the creator and Editor of Your Epilepsy News Resource.
Read. Learn. Empower Yourself and Others With Knowledge.
Knowledge is Power.
Written by Paulette L Motzko.
Photos created by Paulette Motzko
Me at The Texas Station Hotel and Casino last night.
Photography by my friend Miss V.
Photo editing by Paulette Motzko
February 14th, 2017
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.
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.
I’ve never heard Claude Bolling before he plays a mixture of classical and jazz merged together and it’s phenomenal.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
January 8th, 2017
Written originally three years ago today by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright October 27th, 2013
Updated by Paulette Le Pore Motzko October 27th, 2016
Images of Earth, Undersea Diver with Fish, Beach & Starfish, President Obama from Pinterest, Authors Unknown Sources from Pinterest
Minimizing Apathy and Maximizing Social Responsibility in America
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright October 2016
Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate
I was trying to put into words the term for when you do something just because it is right but not because it EASY or THE STATUS QUO. A fellow writer and blogger friend of mine called it “moral courage” the other day.
We are all connected on this big, water covered planet we call earth. There is only one of them, so if we mess it up or the people who inhabit it, we never have a chance to go back and fix it. Life on earth as we know it is a “one shot deal” so we better get it right the first time and quit living as though everything is expendable.
We have a throwaway society anymore and people and the apathy towards people in general has gone along with the trash we throw away. It shouldn’t be and I am not saying that all people are apathetic, because of course they are not. There are just many who could do far more than they do for others they meet in everyday life.
Once the water systems are polluted, what do we do?
Just these thoughts are good ones to ponder in terms of how we should be making sure there are no oil spills killing our fish and wildlife and ruining the water.
Human beings have a lot in common with the earth in that they are both mostly composed of water. Without it, all life ceases to be.
What about bombs and the warfare, chemical or otherwise? Since I was married to a rocket scientist and he was the master of logic and science; since we were married for fifteen years, I chose to take with me the best of what I learned and the best of our memories together. Why throw a bomb that will kill thousands of innocent women, children, and ruin the land around it, making it impossible to plant anything-just to wipe out that one “target”? It isn’t logical to me.
Why not find and train more people who speak the languages of the countries we are fighting right now, or at least have our military people in like Afghanistan and Syria?
Try something you haven’t tried before.
Success models are made up of prototypes that worked. Once you know the model, you can strive to create one that works as well or supersedes it.
How about our budget that the so-called great leaders in the United States of America have concocted?
Above wallpaper image from Zedge.
There has not been any trace of anyone from the two Bush’s to Reagan who has ever tried to come up with a budget that would start paying off the debt already incurred. Obama keeps spending and China owns more of America. It’s like a dirty American secret that nobody wants to take accountability for.
Will our next president of the United States make sure the priorities are in the right places? I certainly hope so, but rather than seeing human beings who invented great leadership skills, I see Trump as an overgrown brat who tragically never grew up. I see Clinton with major trust issues going in the office, after breaching national securiy. Wish you did with a lot more than just sharing emails! People lost lives because of those emails and that cannot be overstated.
I haven’t sat through one debate becauase it is not one by true definition. A debate is where people are asked intelligent, hard-hitting questions and they answer them , and an intelligent fashion . Trump and Clinton are good at insulting each other and name calling and badgering. I had little tolerance for badgering in elementary school and I have absolutely zero tolerance for that kind of behavior now.
Is there some kind of moral conduct and we can demand that of our presidential candidates?
It’s almost as though you need a referee make in a boxing match.
‘ve never seen a time in our political history where we’ve needed in an actual referee like it’s a boxing match verses to great minds talking about what they would each do. We never had that in the election from the get-go
I am not sure what kind of actual good they can accomplish, since they are not showing the best of who they are when that is exactly what they should be doing!
This is idiocy and being that I was born and raised in The United States and never want to see the day when China owns America.
What is going on is a vicious cycle of stupidity, borrowing on China’s credit and we are looking the fool in the eyes of other countries.
Before I get on a this one topic alone, that infuriates me at the stupidity and complete lack of responsibility on the parts of all who work for the government for not prioritizing paying the debt of the USA.
I hope I see the day when a budget is created and adhered to. I hope I see the day when we have a new president who has one known social security number, and stands for things that benefit Americans instead of big businesses.
I hope I see the day when you can get a job in America without having to know Vietnamese or Spanish, when it is America you are trying to get the job and not Vietnam or Mexico.
I hope I see the day when people try to be more kind and tolerant of each other’s differences.
Movie makers, producers and directors put positive and empowering messages out there instead coming up with a crime show give goofballs and psychos ideas to blow things up and kill people in movie theaters. Values can and could dictate our society, if we all wanted that badly enough.
I hope I see the day when our president realizes that every action has a chain reaction be it a bomb, something that is not needed that tax payer’s end up paying for. China is buying more of America up every day as the imaginary credit card is used.
They print up so much “play money” that I don’t think they understand in the real world, for you and I and everyone else, we all have to pay our debts. Why isn’t the White House and those who write the checks accountable as we are?
Breaking laws to fit personal agendas doesn’t make me proud of the current leadership. Can’t we as Americans demand to see how the money is spent? They are working for the American people and are supposed to be our ambassadors.
What are your major concerns for our country? What would you like to see happen in the next year in America?
Please Mr. President Obama, well you’re still president- open your eyes, wake up and be accountable for what you spend regarding our country.
Students arming Syrian terrorist and creating Isis why don’t you look at all the veterans who have no homes?
What did you think of raising the cost of living index for all people who are disabled on SSI and SSDI?
Why don’t you see that every American in every state can live in dignity and peace and have all their Corporal needs met before you think of taking money we don’t have and giving it to other countries?
NOW is a good time to create and adhere to a workable budget, not just hype.
Start caring and acting responsibly and care about America being owned my Americans and how we take care of it now is the gift we will hand down to our children.
Les Brown says : “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars”
All wallpaper images hand selected with love by Paulette L Motzko
Compiled by Paulette L Motzko
October 25th, 2016
I love this beautiful acoustic guitar play list.
If you are a creative person just like I am, the key is to find out to flowing inspiration is to know in an intimate way what environment helps you create the best in yourself.
Keep repeating it over and over again. What works for you will be different than anyone else.
Things that inspire me are…
Beautiful natural surroundings are beautiful places
The Pacific Ocean
Inspiring workplaces that are conducive to concentration
Special music playlist and help bring out the best in your artwork. This could be writing, this could be photography, this could be cooking or painting or some other art form.
The special place that everytime you go there you meet someone extraordinary. I have several places like that and I don’t even question what happens I just know it happens. Will meet someone who is absolutely extraordinary every time I go to this certain location. If you pay attention you’ll find then you can maximize the positives in your world. Just pay attention and follow your instincts and usually always steered in the right direction.
And lastly I do a lot of meditation everyday I’m prayer and centering thought hoping to create something I feel give something back to the universe, and will last long after I touched the face of God.
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Painted Picture photographed & Created by Paulette Motzko
October 22, 2016
It’s a learning curve when you’re a writer or a photographer or an artist it would never put you in the right frame of mind, and helps you create the best that is in your soul- then do it.
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.”
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
Helen Keller Says: “People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.”
Joel Osteen says: “If you cannot be positive, then at least be quiet.”
…and then, when you have thought about your situation, and made sense about it with God and silence and self-introspection, then open your mouth.
As my mother taught me from the time I was a small child – don’t say anything unless you can say something good. And if you’re giving someone criticism make sure it’s constructive because trying to lift people up and bring out the best in people. Everyone has problems they’re going through, they’ve had promised in their life and they’ve dealt with things that probably would shock you. Try and be the star in someone’s night sky and make people glad that they said hello to you.
The worst thing you can do is drag people down into your own mental rut.
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright October 2016
French Impressionistic Image from Pinterest, painter unknown
Deepak Chopra says : “Meditation will work on anyone who has a functioning human nervous system. All you need is the intelligence to follow simple instructions. Even children as young as 4 and 5 have been taught to meditate successfully.”
Image created by and compiles by Paulette Motzko, PLM Studios
This all began with me sharing a beautiful Chinese Proverb late in the day and having Jennie Fitzkee, who is a teacher, writer and blogger and wonderful human being comment on how wonderful it was can I share the proverb. See it said that through me I made the proverb brand new again.
And I told her that I had never heard it before so for me it was brand new.
From there I tried to put into words what inspiration is to me. And, for the first time I was able to actually define it in a way that accurately fits what I envision it to be.
I asked Jennie to email exactly what I wrote in my reply to her, and she did. Somehow when I replied to her on the WordPress Web platform, my response was completely not visible to me, and they always are.
“Jennie, I had never heard it so for me it was sparkling brand new. It is just so gratifying when I share something I know is meaningful here. I have a photographic memory and am a visionary kind of person. I picture me gently holding a monarch butterfly in my hand and seeing the beauty of it all…then letting it go free to shine it’s beautiful splendor on the world. The audience of Totally Inspired Mind are like flowers in a garden, each unique in their own way, none more pretty than the next.
When I get an idea I think is along the lines of good or great or empowering, the idea transforms into that “butterfly” that I briefly hold in my hands, admiring it, only to let it go free in hopes it will touch other’s lives to spread joy to them too.
Jennie inspired me to write that, what I called on a new Board on Pinterest I created today called “Divine Inspiration”….
People can be a catalyst for incredible ideas and collaboration that would never have been had the two people met. I would have never believed that when I got the idea for Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate from a hotel room Huntington Beach after I realized I could no longer take care of my mother who had very acute Alzheimer’s disease. Mom required a 24 hour staff instead of me. And the most liberating thing was realizing that and being blatantly honest with those realities.
I began focusing on only myself and putting myself number one, which was strange at first. I was giving everything I possessed as a human being with nothing coming back my way, and I had to quit before the flame was extinguished. The flame bein me.
Too many caregivers give so much of themselves there remains only a whisp of who they originally were before, with almost nothing left for themselves. That is all too common in the world.
I had the idea for this site but just never had a free moment to be able to think or concentrate on anything for longer than 5 minutes. I am not complaing, those were just the realities of helping my dear mother Ramona, now in heaven–I am glad I was there for here because she needed me, and this time’s with her are precious memories that will play back for all time with a smile on my face.
I wouldn’t ever have believed what began as my brain child where I could envision the greatest, most kind, big picture thinking people all getting together….and meeting one another….around a table set around the world.
It transformed from my vision to a website to immediate skyrocket of passionate, Triple Winning people who instantly embraced my idea and loved it.
The amount of effort that I’ve expended into it has comeback a thousandfold. It transformed from a caterpillar of an idea and through a kind of time-lapse metamorphosis, became a living, breathing wonderful entity. ….a very human thing because it is composed of imput and comments from all if you-my fabulous readers!
Image from Pinterest, author unknown
Photographed by Montrelle Edwards
Photo Editing by Paulette Motzko
Copyright October 2016
Image of Paulette Motzko taken by Paulette Motzko
Thank you for continually inspiring me and adding so much richness to my life.
You all are extraordinary, and very empowering, people.
“Jennie, I had never heard it so for me it was sparkling brand new. It is just so gratifying when I share something I know is meaningful here. I have a photographic memory and am a visionary kind of person. I picture me gently holding a monarch butterfly in my hand and seeing the beauty of it all…then letting it go free to shine it’s beautiful splendor on the world. The audience of Totally Inspired Mind are like flowers in a garden, each unique in their own way, none more pretty than the next. When I get an idea I think is along the lines of good or great or empowering it the idea transforms into that butterfly that I briefly hold in my hands, admiring it, only to let it go free in hopes it will touch other’s lives to spread joy to them too. I have never been able to write that before Jennie. You inspire me. God bless you.”
Your exact words, Paulette. Please let me know you got this email.
Images found on Pinterest and I could not find the names of the photographers anywhere.
As I was reading the inside forward of the first of the series of Chicken Soup for the Soul books by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, I spotted this beautiful Chinese proverb which I will share with you because it’s enlightening in so many ways and it shows how we’re all connected on this planet and one thing has a chain reaction.
If there is Light in the Soul, there will be Beauty in the Person.
If there is Beauty in the person, there will be Harmony in the house.
If there is Harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation.
If there is Order in the Nation, there will be Peace in the World.
Written and compiled by Paulette L Motzko
Painted Picture of The Huntington Beach Pier, by Paulette L Motzko
October 8th, 2016 at 5:51 p.m.
“When my life is over, I want to be splattered with mud from head to toe as I take that last ball through the goal posts.”
” I want to know and feel like I’ve been there, and then that. I want to have slipped and slid across every stretch of our adventure – field planet. – Patricia Lorenz,
From her fantastic book called “Positive Quotes for Everyday.
Beautiful sea and moon high definition wallpaper from zedge.com.
October 8th, 2016
You can find the book positive quotes for everyday by Patricia Lauren Butler looking up the ISBN number at your local library or Google Books or your bookstore at ISBN – 13: 978 – 1 – 4508 – 0292 – 5
ISBN – 10: 1 – 4508 – 0292 – 3
Patricia Lawrence is an art of living writer and speaker and the author of a dozen books, including Life’s Too Short to Fold Your Underwear and The Five Things We Need To Be Happy. She’s written for numerous magazines and newspapers and has stories in more than 50 of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Patricia raised four children in Wisconsin, mostly as a single parent, and lives in Florida where she’s following her dreams while she’s still awake.
Find Patricia www.patricialorenz.
Let’s Declare This International Reading Year and extend it to 2017!
My writer, blogger friend Charles French had an awesome idea here. Books have been my best friends since I learned to read at 4, thanks to my dear mother for teaching me phonetics at early age. And, thank God to my father who taught me what the meaning of prefixes and suffixes meant. It made reading like a game and I could understand books at a higher level than what anyone normally could.
Sit around the dinner table tonight and ask your family members what did you learn today?….see what they say.
In my stellar memories of my family at its best, we used to answer that every night at the dinner table and kept the television off. It was a SACRED TIME the family bonding, togetherness, and love.
Above image of Paulette Motzko standing in front of one of the many book cases in her house.
“Two things I love are fantastic books and the serenity if the sea so I put them both in this image.”
Digital Painting of “Two Things I Love” Photographed and created by Paulette L Motzko
Just for an evening take all the Techno devices and just put them in a drawer and for once look at each other in the eyes, make eye contact really listen to each other and really here with the other has to say. Make a field trip with your family to the library. The best thing about it is absolutely free and there’s a lot more than books in a library. Their programs, classes, periodicals from all over the world, and other cool people who read, which means they’re intelligent. Talk to your librarian about cool programs, many free or low cost, and really use all the services that they went to school for.
You can learn things out of books you’ll never learn any other way. BOOKS EXPAND YOUR MIND and Imagination.
Paulette L Motzko October 8th 2016
This is a work-in-progress folks. I’m still going through photographs that were my mother’s and taking pictures of them one by one and adding them to this post. After all the pictures are added then I’ll add text to it. Rather than not publish it and keep it private like I had, I thought I would just Post-it and let you guys enjoy it while I’m building it.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
“One aspect of your life may be bad, but all your ingredients are not in. Remember, a little baking soda can make a huge difference in a cookie recipe. Just a little break, just one person, just one idea, just one touch of God’s favor can turn the bitter into the sweet, sorrow into Joy, the mourning into dancing.”
-Joel Osteen from his phenomenal book- It’s Your Time.
Last night, before I went to bed I picked up Joel Osteen’s book in large print edition called it’s your time I got it from the library.
I absolutely love the title on it and under the title was printed “Activate Your Faith, Achieve Your Dreams and Increase God’s Favor Now. That’s before I even knew about his book called “I Declare” which I discovred from some pins on Pinterest.
I would recommend getting both of them. His metaphors are fresh and inventive and creative and it’s just exactly what I needed and was “the missing ingredient” if you will, and the “recipe” for my life of this week after losing my mother on the 5th.
It’s wonderful how he says “it’s not one isolated event that determines your destiny. All the ingredients arent in in yet, comparing our lives to a recipe with different experiences as the ingredients.
We have different experiences we go through in life that make the complete picture.
So sometimes, the best ingredients, like it’s in a chocolate chips in a chocolate chip cookie recipe are saved for last.
I know it’s very difficult for me at this time because I haven’t even gone to the funeral yet for mom, and another that put both their ashes together in a military cemetary. I will get through it and I will not be alone.
And I know that it sure as the chapter closes of my mother’s sweet, wonderful, forever misses life, other chapters are opening on my life that will take me in new, positive directions…but it is hard now.
God bless all who read my words all over the world! .
Written by Paulette L Motzko
July 10th, 2016
Image photographer Leonardo Valencia.
Photo editing and graphic arts-
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Valencia Motzko Inc.
I was a caregiver for my sweet mother Ramona Lea Le Pore who on the last decade of her life was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
My sister in law contacted me to yell me mom has a tumor on her kidney and is now dying.
I knew the time would come when mom would leave this earth and touch the face of God, being reunited with dad in heaven, but I wasn’t prepared for so sudden of tragic news.
In my old kitchen drinking tea with mom after making dinner
As long as I am alive, mom’s name will be in the prefaces of the books I will write, and so many creative things my mother helped show me how to do by believing in me: piano playing, cooking, poetry, lyric writing and singing.
She was my cheerleader, my best friend, my confidant and encouraged my creativity. I miss hearing her voice and laughter.
She was the most appreciative person I ever knew or will know.
That’s why it was a joy to do anything for her like cook her favorite meal.
Mom and I in the 16 x 20 photo to the right on my desk last Christmas 2015.
Little would I know that the photo I created to immortalize a stellar moment in time would be the only vestige of my mother to keep me going. With no ability to make phone calls or talk to her the photo was and is all I have.
Mom and dad when dad was in The Air Force
I had been thinking of mom all week and just feeling something strange like an inner voice telling me mom might not have much longer to live. This morning I looked up at the 16 x 20 mural I had made of mom and I happy in Huntington Beach, CA and am happy I immortalized the moment.
Mom sitting across from me happy on a beautiful southern California day at Ruby’s Diner.
Mom from the time I was 4 years old read to me and taught me phonetics, opening my eyes to wider worlds. She was a visionary before that word was popular.
Mom taught me to see the beauty in the simple pleasures of life….in flowers, nature and taught me to cherish people and take care of the things you own-and in that order of priority.
Mom loved being useful and when she cared about you, she would go to the ends of the earth to make you happy. If you complimented something she might give it to you!
The photo I took from the wall that was cut from a 16 x 20 that survived a fire. Much like my mother, the photo was resilient and a survivor.
This photo that’s on my upright grand piano and a crucifix that belonged to Nanny my grandmother are all I took when I was told “take what you want from mom’s stuff.”
Mom was alive but with Alzheimer’s disease and if she didn’t put it in my hand I wasn’t going to take it. I wanted to be remembered for what I gave her instead of what I took from her.
Hearing the birds singing their morning song at 4:46 a.m. I am going to wrap this up by saying hug those around you who you care about. Live life so you have no regrets and give more than you take. I sincerely tried to do just that with my mother but I will miss her terribly. Her smile was like the sun to me.
Please pray for my mother and family and I. Thank you.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Photography Paulette Motzko
July 4th, 2016
Valedictorian Larissa Martinez said in her graduation speech: “I’m undocumented”
You have to read what this very brave young lady said as Valedictorian at her graduation. Her courageous speech surprised everyone, and she was bright in saving her secret for a “punch line “at the end of her speech.
America was founded on the principles that all people have the same rights.
She made a factual statement about Trump, about “his wall built on hatred”… and I give her a standing ovation for that one.
I personally feel Trump should be thrown out of the political race based on his racist, anti-American view points and his repeat, tasteless racial generalizations.
I cannot believe how easily and quickly I made friends with Larissa Martinez on Facebook after searching for her.
We talked back and forth using the Instant messaging app and over 80,000 were searching to find her or talking about her there.
I wrote this on her profile page, and I’m pleased with the words I wrote so I share it with you here.
“CONGRATULATIONS for your excellence in your academics and also in your bravery to stand up and disclose that our immigration system I’d broken and also about saying that Trump us building a walk out of hatred. You are so astute and you are going to go far in this world. You already have! I am so happy we became friends so quickly here. If you should ever want to make your opinions heard on a wide scale, my blog Totally Inspired Mind has a wide readership, and you can send me your story and I will air it to 100 countries. I have a loudspeaker to the world.
God bless you Larissa Martinez. You are one extraordinary young lady!
I am happy I tuned on to CNN this morning and read your story!”-
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
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Paulette L Motzko
June 12th, 2016 12:11 p.m.
Updated , 12:58 p.m.
Surround yourself with beautiful things, intelligent people with Integrity who have beautiful souls, an appreciation of art, music, classic literature, the culinary arts , interesting people, exploring new and unique places….
…. and you’ll never be bored as long as you live.
You’ll stay young forever because you’re always regenerating and charging your battery, empowering your soul….along with your smartphone!
Make sure you take time out to unplug yourself from your technical devices and take off those ear buds and really listen to the chirping birds singing outside your window and hear your nice neighbor talking to you saying hello.
Along with the music you listen to on earphones you’re also tuning out all kinds of beautiful ambient sounds of living…including people. Always remember that.
There is a time for all things, and music is wonderful but allow yourself the quality time to hold a conversation with interesting people too. That way you won’t become a robot with no interpersonal communication skills.
Remember, that before computers there were people!
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
June 1st, 2016
Updated on June 12th, 2016 10:43 a.m.
Written by Paulette L Motzko
Copyright June 2016
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June 1st, 2016
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“The next time you have a 33 minute commute or have a long bus ride like I do quite often, or have something that you’re doing that you want to really hear something empowering and extraordinary, listen to Les Brown’s words.
He has a wonderful way of taking the experiences that he’s gone through in life transforming them into fresh metaphors and comparisons that empower the world. I guarantee you’ll walk away feeling better and learning after investing the 33 minutes here. I hope that you enjoy all of the videos that I put up today on Totally Inspired Mind. along with all of the pictures and stories that I write.
Thank you so much for tuning in.
And a warm welcome to all of the many new followers this week! Totally Inspired Mind is approaching 3000 followers now.”
May 13th, 2016 9:47 a.m.
Warren Buffett’s advice for living is fantastic. He has many short and sweet pointers they can become guiding principles if you allow them to be.
I was listening to this YouTube video when I was in the kitchen doing things one of the key points I picked up was “what people look for” is people who are energetic and smart and the other component in finding people to work with and also as friends is integrity. Also passion and enthusiasm they’re really high on the list too.
That’s my personal guiding principle in life, kind of like the DNA of my system.
If the people I associate with don’t have integrity I don’t associate with them- it’s that simple.
I’m very selective on who I hang with because I don’t want to be like those with undesirable qualities, or pick up any of their bad habits.
My mom taught me early on that “who you associate with is who you become”, well to a large extent that’s true.
I would encourage you to be around people who believe in your dreams and who help you achieve your dreams that’s my advice.
I bought this book 2 weeks after Christmas last year. It was on the best-seller rack at Barnes and Noble in Summerlin. What an extraordinary person Ben Carson is! Of all the people running for the Office of the President of the USA, I wish he had won. Extraordinary things would have happened, had he been in a position to change things for us all.
He would have made choices that benefited everybody.
From the back of the book:
“Ben Carson is a professor of neurosurgery, plastic surgery, oncology and Pediatrics, and the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins medical institutions. He’s also the author of other best-selling books – think big, and the big picture. He serves on the corporate Boards of the Kellogg Company, Costco Wholesale Corp., and America’s promise, among others, and is an Emeritus fellow of the Yale Corporation. He and his wife, candy, are the parents of three grown sons and live in Baltimore County, Maryland.”
Text Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Book Image by Paulette Motzko
May 5th, 2016
What an awesome 25 minute video from the Believe channel by Evan Carmichael.
The first presenter speaks of the key points of communication and he uses an acronym “HAIL” which stands for Honesty, Authenticity , Integrity and Love.
Very well done! Those are huge things I value in life. ALL THE PEOPLE I ASSOCIATE WITH MUST possess those qualities. That is a prerequisite with me.
If they do not, I simply don’t associate with them.
Life is too short to hang with crows or buzzards when you can soar with the eagles instead.
After YOU ARE 18 years old, you have the right to choose who you associate with.
If your family member is malicious or doesn’t have your best interest in mind, or is just psychologically messed up and causes havoc in your life– you simply don’t need to be around them.
I have a few family members like that. You can’t exchange family members like a bad poker hand, but you can simply walk away from the game and let them play by themselves.
When I was about 6 years old I remember mom saying ” who you are around is what you become.”
So, when looked at things in that context, becomes very easy to weed people out of your life and be more selective.
For instance, when I used to do gardening in my last house in Orange before my divorce, I remember putting this stuff called Preen my flower box with the geraniums, gladiolus, daffodils and Lily of the Nile. It helped to prevent weeds. Yes prevent them. It made it so I didn’t have to sit there breaking my back tending the soil the next day. Even though the stuff cost a fair amount of money, all I had to do was put it on once a month and it saved me work.
Bad people are like weeds and they can infiltrate your life with snuggled edges, and pollute your mind with bad thoughts, colorful language that you really shouldn’t be using, because when you’re around someone that does something over and over again it tends to rub off on you.
If you set high standards in your life and associate with flowers who help you bloom too, the garden called your life will always bloom.
If you compare bad people to weeds- people who possess the opposite of the qualities outlined in the acronym HAIL, it becomes very easy to not let them take over your pretty flower garden… otherwise known as your world. Your life, like a flower garden, blooms in direct proportion to what you plant.
Images photographs and created by Paulette L Motzko, PLM Studios, Las Vegas, Nevada Copyright 2015 and 2016
Let every one of the people in your life bloom on their own. People who share a common denometer with you, naturally help you bloom to the most of your ability…because they are blooming themselves and are happy with where they are in life. Conversely, people who aren’t happy in life, and who only bring negative things to the forefront, are people who will usually try to drag you down to their low existence.
Don’t let them do it.
The most important things to me are honesty, integrity, tactfulness, of course- because you don’t just want to say anything that comes to your mind in the sake of being honest to somebody.
All these things put together build your reputation. Your reputation is what you’re going to leave when you’re not here anymore and that’s what people will remember most about you.
It’s not how many cars you have in the driveway, it’s not how fancy your Gucci bag is, but simply how you treat other people and how you made them feel when they were around you.
Those things form who you become in life and who people know you to be.
That really is what matters to me in life. I hope you enjoy this YouTube video I’ve got to find out how to reach Evan Carmichael that does all of these extraordinary “Believe” YouTube videos because they are the best I’ve ever seen.
You have my Paulette Le Pore Motzko Seal of Approval on that Mr Evan Carmichael.
I’ve would love to meet Evan Carmichael one day and congratulate him on an outstanding collection of YouTube videos.
I don’t know how he does it but the finish product is pretty extraordinary.
With my blog Totally Inspired Mind I wanted to contribute something extraordinary and put it out of the universe and then get other like-minded people to join it. It started with a vision and then it became reality in a few hours when I created the blog in a hotel room. Now five years later about a hundred countries read this and now I am going to monetizing it. Currently my payment is sharing what I feel us quality content that is remembered and shared.
I aspire to communicate using the HAIL principles outlined in this YouTube video of honesty, authenticity, integrity and love always.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
April 27th, 2016
I learn many things new through the course of my day everyday. I have always had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, even since I was a small child at 4 years old, learning to read, and then learning phonetics. I learned the meanings of the prefixes and suffixes when I was 6 years old.
I learned the value of a book and the extraordinary concepts within each cover, and libraries became one of my favorite places, and still are.
Hot off the press I just created this image to go with this story from a photo I took in Vista, CA about three years ago now.
Photography & Digital Arts by Paulette Motzko
There was never a dumb question around our house and every night around the kitchen table, before we would eat dinner we would bless the food, thank God for everything we had, and look at each other and thank God we had each other. How I wish it was that way today. But people change and so you change with it.
My dad would ask everyone what we learned that day. He would go one by one, and ask each one of us who’s the most extraordinary thing we learned that day. If we didn’t learn anything he would say “go pick up a book” or “how are you doing in school” and things like that.
Every night at dinner time we would sit around our table and we would share what we had learned that day.
Yes, how I wish life was like a projector that you could go back in time and make my siblings remember when they had a heart and soul, but that’s not how life works. Change is the only thing we can count on and those who adapt the best do the best.
Yes, we sat around with a painted picnic table that was painted by my mother and communicated with each other, laughed, my brothers told jokes, and we were there in the moment.
Our family couldn’t afford a kitchen table like the kind they sold in a furniture store, but being the industrious people that the Le Pores are, my dad bought a picnic table that my mother painted white.
As always mom had this way of creating something out of nothing, and when she was done, the table was painted and varnished and had a really pretty flower arrangement on the top of it.
She then bought some yellow gingham sheets that she found on sale, and transformed them into beautiful drapes for our huge kitchen windows.
25 years later, after my parents sold that first house they bought for a mere $20,000 and sold it for $100,000 years later, those drapes are still there. People did not want to take them down and loved them and bragged about how beautiful they were. It was my secret, that they’ll never know they were made out of sheets.
These remain to this day some of the most Stellar memories I have of my childhood.
My Nanny always told us a family who prays together stays together. It’s something she swore by. It was imprinted on the Rosary she prayed on everyday that glowed in the dark. Her words to this day have lit some of my darkest days much like her rosary beads glowed up in the dark as she prayed Hail Marys.
We prayed together then and stood by each other. It’s just too bad, my older siblings sold their integrity getting the profits of my parent’s huge duplex, after my dad’s death. My brother in law was like Hitler as power of attorney and and my siblings fell for his half cocked, uncompassionate and unfair treatment of both myself and my mother with Alzheimer’s disease. I was the only one who looked out for her it seemed and spoke for her with a voice she no longer possessed.
We could see each other, side by side, and when my dad made money selling major appliances and the table went outside…we sat farther apart. Then the house began to be filled with state of the art TV’s and a huge stereo. The television was on more and we talked less.
I saw this big solid maple, fancy kitchen table being delivered with big clunky, heavy chairs I couldn’t lift, and we sat apart from each other. I liked the picnic table better.
Necessity creates innovation and ingenuity. Some of the kindest people I’ve ever met in my life are some of the poorest. They know how to do it, that they know how to be industrious, and they know as I’ve learned, to do without and make do with what they had.
They have more compassion for others in the same situation.
Back to reading and knowledge..
Mom read it to me everyday, and my sister bought me Golden Books that I read, each one of them looking at the pictures and being immersed in the stories, sounding out the words.
If I didn’t know what the words were, we all played a game where I would figure out what the word meant by taking the prefixes and saying what it meant. Most of time I would get it right with a little fine-tuning. That would add to my vocabulary everyday.
When I knew how easy it was and the extraordinary potential that a person would possess if they could read, assimilate and have the command of the English language, the world was my Pearl.
Like Helen Keller having Anne Sullivan spelling out the word
w-a-t-e-r in her hand in sign language, she knew everything had a meaning.
Mom was my Anne Sullivan, especially as an unpopular kid recently diagnosed at 9 with epilepsy. There was no such word as bullying in school; kids just did it and nobody cared or did anything. Apathy to the max in the school systems.
9 WAS A PIVOTAL AGE FOR ME. LIFE DEALT ME ONE CURSE EPILEPSY BUT IT ALSO BROUGHT A PIANO IN THE HOUSE AND MUSIC, THEN MY LOVE OF COOKING EMERGED AND WRITING WAS SOON TO FOLLOW. IF GOD WAS A CARD DEALER THE DECK WAS STACKED IN MY FAVOR AT A VERY YOUNG AGE.
I just took until I’m almost 55 just see it that way.
Paulette Anne Le Pore at 9 playing a song I composed called “My Melody” after mom showed me 4 chords and Nanny explained how the pedals worked……
In 3rd grade at Show and Tell I Showed and demonstrated to my class what the piano did by playing all the songs I wrote. Bringing in bullfrog were boring to me!
Every thing ever built or ever created has a name. The more we understand what those things are the more we can understand our place in the world. Also, the more languages that we speak the more than we can understand others and their cultures and find a common denominator within the two.
As in most days I don’t quite ever know what I’m writing but I never worry about it; I just write.
People who put on the editors cap and are over critical too early in the creative process or worry about what other people think of what they do– never do anything because the creative process is squelched.
Create because you think it has merit, or you think it’s beautiful. It doesn’t matter that the world doesn’t think it’s beautiful or does think its extraordinary. Create it because you feel your artwork is in the very essence of your soul waiting to escape like a butterfly in a meadow and you want to share the reverie with others…and the people in the world are the flowers in the field.
you know it is that’s why are you think I can help somebody or you feel it’s good. And once you create something you throw it out in the universe and you hope it touches the lives of people and inspires them or shows them a new way. When it does then it’s extraordinary because then it’s a triple win. It’s the people whose viewpoint on what you do make what you write and every word you hand chisel come alive.
When I was a small child I held a book in my hand with a feeling as though I had the whole world in the palm of my hand. I also knew there was so much more available to me and I was just touching a small microcosmic particle of the knowledge available in the World.
Now have a century later, with me at 54 years young, I hold my Galaxy Note 4 phablet with over 100 apps on it, ebooks, over 5,000 high definition photos, and programs I used to have on a clunky big computer that I recently sold. I installed Microsoft Office and MS Word, allowing me to create documents with vocal recognition software for the first time in my life.
You’re talking about a person who types eighty words a minute but can now type with this new technology. My phablet types for me and I edit. History breaking stuff. Pretty cool, huh?
Thanks to engineers, and IT specialist and computer scientists who created the internet systems with satellites in the sky like my ex-husband the rocket scientist help put up with Boeing, we can do things that we never ever thought possible.
I’m old enough and I’ve seen both sides and it is all pretty extraordinary.
I have had this Google Talk app on my phone for better part of a year and I didn’t know that it was a translating device that I could talk to people in their native language in any part of the world for free.
Now that’s a huge piece of info because I have over 800 friends on Facebook and many of them were in Italy, Thailand and the Philippines and Africa. I can learn their language by using it and that’s what’s so extraordinary about it. It comes in handy for business as well.
I can learn figures of speech in in their language, adding color to my writing. This matters to me. I have some baker friends who are artisan bakers in France and I would love to know and understand more of the French language and the pronunciation of how the words sound. Google Talk helps with that.
I hope that this article made you look at the world little differently. If it did, that makes me really happy and that is the coolest thing in the world.
When you change someone’s mind or you Enlighten them to a new fact that they didn’t know,
You’re in essence opening a magic door to new horizons that were unexplored before. I hope you can use some of this in your life, that you find new ways of thinking brings subtle changes in your life.
Written by Paulette Motzko
All images photographed and created by Paulette Motzko, PLM Studios, Las Vegas, NV
April 26th, 2016 at 8:26 a.m.