Character cannot be developed in nice and quiet only through the experience of trial and suffering can the Soul be strengthened comma Vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. – Helen Keller

Helen Keller Says: “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

Have you ever traveled by train? If so, where did you go? What were some of the advantages of seeing the world at a slower pace?

Where did you travel to by train? 

Who were you with and what train did you meander on?

What was the most memorable thing about your trip?

Share your colorful story in the comment box.

Paulette L Motzko

Images photographed by Leonardo Valencia

Photo Editing and Digital Arts by Paulette Motzko

Copyright Valencia Motzko Inc

September 2016
I have trouble numerous times by train and it was a wonderful experience. You get to see the world go by at a snail’s pace, depending on the kind of train you take. I took the California Zephyr when I was first married, and lived in Sandy, Utah and I stayed with my family different members of my family that is, visiting for several weeks. 

 The ride was really wonderful via Amtrak.

It gives you time to write, think, enjoy looking at the beautiful countryside and you meet whoever sits next to you. I got lucky and on my trip from Salt Lake City to California, the lady I sat next to was a single nurse.

If you aren’t in a hurry, take a train ride and if you’re a writer and photographer like me, bring your computer and camera.  You’ll get the time you wished for to write those chapters in your book or put up some great blog posts!
Written by Paulette L Motzko 

September 29th, 2016

10:31 a.m.

National Coffee Day Celebration! By Charles F. French

As much as I love coffee and I didn’t see this anywhere until my friend and fan Charles F. French put up this great post on WordPress.  Cheers Charles to you! And cheers to all the rest of you with a cup of java, of course!

Everyday is international Coffee Day to me though.

Forward Written and Compiled By Paulette L Motzko

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Firefighter hero stops teen as he opend fire in South Carolina Schoolyard.

Please Lord,

Make people kinder to one another and end the horrible, tragic shootings I hear about daily!

Say a prayer, any prayer at all, that kids can be safe I their own schools and people can have reason and compassion and concern for one another. 

Humanity needs to be enlivened and jump started in the world. 

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

September 29th, 2016

Firefighter hero stops teen as he opens fire in South Carolina schoolyard via Yahoo News Digest

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Where is your personal sanctuary?

Image photographed by Paulette Motzkon her Nikon 2300 and imported to her Galaxy Note 4 phablet and processed with 4 paid digital photo applications.

Where do you feel most “at home”?

By the sea, by the desert, by the mountains. …..

Tell where your personal sanctuary lies.

Paulette L Motzko

You Can Do Anything Your Heart Imagines Just By Visualizing it To Be True. – Ramona Le Pore & Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Image of mom photographed by Paulette Motzko

Image of Paulette Motzko photographed by Glenn Clayton

Photo Editing and Graphical Arts by  Paulette Motzko, PLM Studios

Copyright September 2016

September 27th, 2016

12:03 p.m.

What is it that you would really like to see happen in your life?

 What are your passions and what do you feel strongly about?

 Put your thoughts and your answers in the comment box below.

3 Days 10 Hours Until Christmas…May It Be BLESSED!


Photography by Leonardo Valencia
Photo Editing & Graphic Design by Paulette Motzko
Copyright December 2014


Photos of The Wynn Hotel & Casino, Fashion Show Mall, The Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Shrine by Paulette L Motzko

Photo of Paulette Motzko by Thomas Wojiensky
Copyright November 2014

Photo Editing & Graphic Design by Paulette L Motzko
“Get Inspired” Photo Badge Promo for Totally Inspired Mind by Paulette Motzko taken at The Huntington Beach Pier, The Bella Terra Mall, and Ruby’s Surf City Diner in Huntington Beach, CA
Paulette L Motzko
Copyright November 2014

Here is a great article from Internet Success Tips on why you should create a blog.
I was having this conversation with my friend Julia just yesterday.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Totally Inspired Mind