Baby Grand by Billy Joel and Ray Charles on Spotify

Compiled by Paulette Motzko.

Me on my Nanny’s Henry F Miller piano she brought with her from Florida to California when she can to live with us when I was 9 years old. Little would I know how that piano would become my best friend.

I haven’t played this song for some time  since I had my digital Roland 88 keyboard with incredible sampled sounds of a full size concert grand on it. Like many things, it was sold when  moved to Las Vegas. I have often thought of selling this other couch nobody ever sits on and getting a new 88 keyed awesome sampled digital piano with weighed keys. I would have way more FUN with it.

My upright rosewood grand with the dynamic range of a medium size grand piano came with me and sits awaiting my eager hands to play that very song Baby Grand that is the reason I bought the score you see in the picture. 

Images photographed and created by Paulette Motzko, PLM Studios, Las Vegas Nevada, Copyright April 2017

April 3, 2017 at 8:46 p.m.

Updated 8:57 p.m; 10:40 p.m.

Six Word Stories That Tell About You and Your Life

http://www.smithmag.net/

Smith Magazine is a wonderful magazine I just discovered by doing a search on Google.

The most difficult thing in writing I think, used to be succinct and concise say what you want and few words. It’s not so much pinpointing the right descriptive terms and saying what you want, but for most writers it’s trimming excess verbage.

Is it hard to write but then again I’m going to try my hand at my imagination along with it.

If you’ve never written a six-word story before well join the club!

Share a six word story in the comment box about you and your life.

“Empowering, Educating and Inspiring Reward Me.” –Paulette Le Pore Motzko

That’s my 1st Six Word Story.

January 14th 2017 9:30 p.m.

Image photographs and created by Paulette L Motzko, PLM Studios.

Watch “Sweet Dreams:Bedtime Songs,Sleeping Music,Relaxing Music for Sleeping,Relax,Lullabies,Sleep Music” on YouTube

https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=AT9UuZv77Uc&feature=share

The sweetest of dreams be yours everyone, until I bring you some more inspiration and hopefully make you think in ways you’ve never thought that has far-reaching effects in your life.

Changing your attitude and perspective is like throwing a tiny pebble in a placid pool.  The rippling effect continues long afterwards.

Image of Miss Motzko photographed by Paulette L. Motzko

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

High Definition Water Wallpaper Images by Zedge.com 

Compiled by Paulette L Motzko, Copyright October 2016


When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen says: “When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside.”


Image created by Paulette Motzko PLM Studios, Copyright October 2016

Compiled by Paulette Motzko

October 18th, 2016 8:37 a.m.

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If you cannot be positive, then at least be quiet. Joel Osteen

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

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.joelosteen.dailyapp

French Impressionistic Image from Pinterest, painter unknown 

My Mother is Dying But Her Spirit Lives Through Me

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.

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In my old kitchen drinking tea with mom after making dinner

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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.

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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.

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Mom and dad when dad was in The Air Force

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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.

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Mom sitting across from me happy on a beautiful southern California day at Ruby’s Diner.

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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.

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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!

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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.

Written by
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Photography Paulette Motzko
July 4th, 2016
4:50 a.m.

Larissa Martinez in her Valedictorian in Graduation Speech: I’m Undocumented

Valedictorian Larissa Martinez said in her graduation speech: “I’m undocumented”

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/10/us/texas-undocumented-valedictorian-trnd/index.html

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

Written by Paulette L Motzko
Paulette L Motzko
June 12th, 2016 12:11 p.m.
Updated , 12:58 p.m.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko Is Invincible and is Titanium.. What Metaphor Are You? Share!

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On the Believe Life channel on YouTube I listen to every day I take notes on what the speakers say highlighting keypoints I can apply in my life or quotes I can share. Recently one of the speakers mentioned every day writing 40 “I AM…..” affirmations where you fill in the blanks as to what word best describes you and tells what you are about, if you were to describe yourself to someone who didn’t know you.

I will alter what the speaker said to include up to a ten word description of yourself, after the words I AM…..

Try it.

As you read to the end of this sentence, write a few words that best describes you. Finish the sentence “I am”……

I I’ve been adding to this list all day until finally I got 40 different statements about who I am, what I value, and what I believe in.

Now it’s your turn too right 40 different descriptive short phrases that end the sentence I AM.

1. Invincible
2. Titanium
3. Unique
4. A Philanthropist
5. Creative
6. Compassionate
7. Loving
8. A Writer
9. A Photographer
10. Memorable
11. Positive
12. Resilient
13. Adaptable
14. Humorous
15. A Triple-Winner- (I Win, You Win, Society Wins Mentality)
16. Striving for a better life for myself and others.
17. Enthusiastic
18. Persistent
19. Positive
20. Patient
21. A Visionary
22. Loving
23. Artistic
24. Romantic
25. Appreciative
26. Christian
27. Catholic
28. Spiritual
29. Part Blackfoot Indian
30. Part Italian
31. Part French
32. Proud American
33. Disabled Rights Advocate
34. Music Lover
35. A Songwriter
36. An Avid Reader
37. Passionate
38. A Blogger
39. A Marketer
40. Hopeful

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
June 5th, 2016 at 7:48 a.m.

I didn’t get her name-( because I have my Galaxy Note 4 plugged into Bluetooth speaker and I’m usually listening to the believe Life channel on doing something else listening and I don’t necessarily see the captions into the speakers that are that are announced on it but it allows me to do things that otherwise would have been boring or I might put up and then I can listen to it while I’m doing before you know it the tour gets done or the thing gets done but I can be empowered while I’m doing it patterns mundane things throughout the day or travel time into something that’s empowering. But I will go back and try to find out who the person was that said this. She said to everyday write down 40 things that you.)

I ask you my extraordinary followers to also describe in one word What You Are.

You can add as many one word positive descriptions as you like but have them be positive. Give some thought on this and pick words that you think about who you are and what your about.

Photography by My friend Maritza’s friend who is from another country & I don’t know how to spell her name. Will find out.
Photo editing by Paulette Motzko
PLM Studios

Gifted Hands by Ben Carson- The Ben Carson Story:Read This Book!

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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
4:00 p.m.

Little girl throws first pitch with UNLV engineered robotic hand – www.ktnv.com

http://www.jrn.com/ktnv/positively-lv/Little-girl-throws-first-pitch-with-UNLV-engineered-robotic-hand-297186441.html?lc=Smart

This story made my day. I want to go to UNLV and meet the extraordinary, triple win thinking, engineering students who created this sweet little girl’s new hand.
More people in the world should act when they know they can make a difference in someone’s life. These engineering students did!

Way to go UNLV.

I used to live in Winchester walking distance from UNLV, now I have my own place by CSN.

This is awesome.

We need more people who “come up to the plate” and change things just because they’re able to.

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Image by and Written by Paulette L Motzko

March 23rd,  2015
3:57 p.m.

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

Don’t Chase People-Instead Try to Attract The Right People-Reflect What You Want to Find

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Be What You Want to Attract

By Paulette Le Pore Motzko

March 22, 2013

Instead of chasing people who could care less, simply invest your precious time on those who already know your worth. This is a gift to yourself and them. There are too many people who already like you and feel you are worthy, without a “sell-job”. Everyone has their special innate talents and gifts and personalities. Some personalities clash like cymbals such as my brothers and I who have tempers and are like bulls in china closets putting always on the gruff exterior.

We all play our own melodies that reflect what we believe, what we love and what we value. When you put them all together it plays a kind of “music of our soul” and who we are. Why play punk music or acid rock when you want Bach instead? Why listen to John Cage in dissonant notes of 21st century modern music when you can instead listen to French Impressionistic Claude Debussy or Big Band Glenn Miller, or Henry Mancini, Montovani, or popular music? We are all byproducts of our upbringings and what we learn and grow into, like flowers. Some don’t get proper fertilizer and end up as weeds, and aren’t pretty at all but grow out all over the place.

Write down the things that matter to you in values and then make sure you show that to people in every word that comes out of your mouth. If you value people who “do what they say they do”, then make darn sure you do the same, or your integrity will be lost forever.

I hope you have enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Somehow no matter what I am going through, when I write it is as though all the concepts and imagery all come together like a grand symphony.

Remember in life nothing is constant and things are constantly changing around us, just look at the earth as a grand example. We are rotating on an axis every moment of the day but it is so gradual it is indistinguishable.

Keep what you love around you-in terms of people and things and you will be a much happier and healthier person.

That last sentence when employed and put to work in you life can save you health problems, aggravation and also dusting a million objects around your house that you didn’t even care about in the first place.

When everything in your world, including people, earn their place in your hearts and world by being something or someone that gives you joy back, your life takes a new meaning.

What do you hope to attract in your life?

Is there anyone you were chasing without knowing it? Don’t force life or people or situations. There are too many people that cannot imagine a world without you in it to focus on the few that aren’t intelligent enough you include you in theirs.

I wish you health, peace, serenity and enough money to keep you happy and pay for what you need and some left over to enjoy some of what you want!

Money isn’t evil-it removes stress and is a tool to accomplish things in life. It is what you do with the money that makes it bad or good, much like the internet.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Friday, March 22, 2013

Here is a wonderful image and a great catalyst to help you get through any tough time, just when you think you have “no more power to give.”
This comes from The Wire Hanger by Winnie.

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
http://www.TotallyInspiredPC.wordpress.com

Focus on Problems & You’ll Have Problems-Focus on Possibilities Instead

Focus on Problems & You'll Have Problems-Focus on Possibilities Instead

Make Opportunities, Set Goals and Make it Happen.

 

Make a list of the problems that have been bugging you for the past month or week or year on a simple lined piece of paper.

(I know that computers exist and people type all the time like me typing this sentence. There is something about going back to simpler times of a pen and lined paper that makes this exercise more effective.)

Once you have your list compiled, begin writing and creating solutions to your problems like this:

 

1. Problem 1

2. Problem 2

3. Problem 3

That is enough to work with. Hopefully you don’t have more than 3 problems, if you do then press onward and keep itemizing them until the paper holds the baggage instead of your shoulders and mind.

Then under each number list the possible solutions like this in a, b, c, d, e, like an outline.

 

1. Problem

Solution a

Solution b

Solution c

 

Look at the scenarios you created and choose the best, easiest, to-the-point solution that is the most effective without hurting another person or causing damage on another, that is!

If you have bleeding ulcers caused by a human being, then simply remove that person out of your life and try to find people who are more considerate to your well-being and thoughtful to you.

(I had that happen to me and couldn’t afford the ulcer pills which were $20 a piece, so I simply removed the root of the problem! Doing that removed 3 people out of my world, but I got better really quickly!)

If there are situations in your life that cause problems, list them all down and then do the same thing as in the prior exercise. Find solutions and then apply them in your world.

Things like this can take years of counseling and throw them out the window by simply believing in yourself enough to only associate with positive and loving people and anyone that drags you down or is verbally or physically damaging to you-simply wean yourself away from them permanently.

After all, you have one life to life and then we hope we contribute something positive and lasting to the world once we are gone. How can we do this unless we choose the best friends and care about ourselves enough to do that. The better we treat ourselves the better work we will do, and hence the more successful we will become. My mother taught me that years ago. God bless her Ramona Lea Le Pore.

I wouldn’t be “me” without her, which is why I will continue fighting for her welfare amidst hateful siblings who have their eye on money only and not much of anything else. They are blinded by dollar signs of cashing the house in and I only hope and pray all the proceeds go to my mother’s care for Alzheimer’s disease which is a whopping four thousand dollars a month!I will be moving to Tucson in a few weeks and will be living a better quality life there but I will not forget her and will make frequent trips here to southern CA to see her, my many friends I have built over the last 40 years and the many places I will miss once I am gone.

I know how outgoing I am and how quickly I make friends and the places I am looking at are far better for me than here and the resources for disabled people are far greater than here. I am always open for POSITIVE CHANGE AND YOU SHOULD BE TOO!

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Monday, March 11th, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

The Only Disability in Life is a Bad Attitude-Who have you known that inspired you?

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“All of my best friends have been disabled all throughout my life and they have been the most kind, most thoughtful, intelligent and courageous people I have ever known.” – Paulette Le Pore Motzko

My question for my 780+ readers is: Who have you known in your life who was disabled who inspired you or taught you something about life and what did you learn from them?

Share your story with the readers on Totally Inspired Mind.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

 

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