And all the wonderful, Irreplaceable people in your life.
Below image photography and digital photo arts by
Copyright November 2017.
Bottom image from Zedge.
All images from Pinterest.
Written and Compiled by Paulette Le Pore Motzko.
If I wrote my entire name, complete with my middle name, confirmation name, maiden name and then married name it would look something like this….
Paulette Ann Therese Le Pore Motzko.
I was confirmed in 2001 after reading prayers of my Nanny’s and seeing a St. Therese chaplet advertised in the church bulletin.
I sent for it and began saying the 24 Glory Be To The Father prayers, (one for each of the 24 years she lived), asking her to carry my intention’s to the Throne of God like a bouquet of sweet roses. Roses started appearing in places where no roses grew and always when I asked for something, or the prayer would be answered.
That’s when I wanted to become confirmed, adding Therese to my name as a testimony to her influence in my life, which was very late for any Catholic. I never cared about what any one else did, but always stayed true to myself and genuine of heart. My Mother was my Sponsor with the Bishop. Those photos are stellar to look back on today.
Even if you’re not Catholic but Christian, Muslim, Jewish or any other faith; there is great merit to be gleaned in St. Therese’s wisdom-filled words.
May 31st, 2017 at 2:48 a.m.
Below is a chaplet of St. Therese.
Make your intentions genuine.
Have big picture ideas where you see the big picture of the entire world and much as the nose on your face.
Shoot for longevity in the projects you’re working on.
Genuinely try and help every client, as unique a’s they are.
When you open your mind and think of opportunities and what you can give, and ways you could help each client—great things happen.
Don’t compare ourself to what everyone else is doing. Think outside the box and think for yourself. Expand on your ideas.
If all you do is follow others, you could be following mediocrity! You want to be the one that leads the way to new, brighter Horizons!
Opportunities will arise that will appear as though if by Magic. I am a very spiritual, intuitive, Christian lady; I know that “magic” is GOD.
Blessings will surface effortlessly when you have your mind off the dollars you’re getting for the job. Instead, focus on building lasting relationships and building in creating extraordinary projects that lead to recurring work and passive income.
Life is way more than quick payoffs.
Success isn’t measured by how much money you have in the bank but rather what kind of human being you are and what your value system is. You can make good money and add value to other people’s lives and enjoy doing it. All those things are possible for you and I. You have to give it all some serious thought though, with no distractions.
Everything you do in life builds your reputation, and from your soul, your mind and attitude, your heart and your brain- your reputation will follow you the rest of your life and each positive, proactive action carves your reputation.
Do exemplary things.
Don’t be afraid of hard work because there is a huge payoff that will help more than you awaiting you.
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko.
High definition wallpaper image from Zedge.
May 2nd, 2017 at 9:03 a.m.
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.
This article was inspired by one of my recent followers, who went through a very tragic and tumultuous year. Because of this it stopped this once prolific writer from producing anything at all.
Sometimes we can be over critical on ourselves, overanalyzing everything that we do. That quality doesn’t help us when we create anything of value in this world, written or otherwise. Create because you want to create. Whether it be be a mud pie, a sandcastle, a watercolor painting, a photograph, a beautiful song, a recipe, a loaf of bread, or the manuscript for your first book.
Wallpaper Image from Zedge.com.
Writing can be catharsis or it can be euphoria. You can carve every word just as though you were Michelangelo and you were carving marble transforming something hard and solid into something that breathes with life.
That’s the analogy I like best when it comes to writing, and it has served me well since my Honors English days in High School. I took every English class that Garden Grove High had to offer I had phenomenal teachers, better than even in college.
And one thing I did in every writing class is writing is to write in my personal Journal -and just write every day.
In other words, write things that the world never see.
There are things that are only for you, God, and serve a very valid purpose. If you don’t have a journal, go buy a nice one at Barnes & Noble, or simply use Microsoft Office Word on your smartphone computer or tablet.
Through devoting time to writing in a special place that inspires you, which is very important, extraordinary things will emerge. Stories can develop right before your eyes, poems can be written, recipes can be thought of.
With everything you write anywhere, especially on a Blog that seen all over the world – you’re gaining experience, exposure, notoriety, readership and it’s just enjoyable. The enjoyable part is the most important one of all.
Once you start carving out time for writing, you’ll start carving words that are memorable and lasting and worth remembering.
If you are a writer, check out my other blog called A Writer’s Joy. A Writer’s Joy
Any kind of art, written or otherwise, is an extension of your soul. Art I’d an extension of your inner most being. Writing is one of those timeless arts, that if used in the right way, can outlive you do great things long after you leave this earth, creating a legacy.
Write because you feel what you’re doing is beautiful and has merit, or serves a valid purpose, or can simply give joy, enlightenment someone, educate or you’d simply like to share it with the world. That’s exactly what you can do on a blog.
I’m going to be adding to this book list over the next week. I’m going to start with these two, which in themselves are phenomenal starting points, even if no other books were added to the list.
I hope my words of encouragement and blessings on all of your present and future creations extraordinary Beyond Your Wildest Dreams! To all of the artists, writers, photographers, musicians, and chefs create what’s never been created before. Enjoy the process. Learn everything you can about your craft. Read books, and associate with people who are doing what you want to do and let them enter you in every way they possibly can. Listen to advice and listen to helpful criticism but don’t let others dim the light that shines inside you that’s waiting to burst like a beacon to the world.
Image created by Paulette Motzko, Copyright October 2016.
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright, January 2017.
A copy of my Christmas card this year old had photographed by Nicole, one if the talented photographers at The J.C. Penny Photography Studios.
I took a photo of my Christmas carday and added text with a photo editor, transforming it into a Christmas card I can send the world!
Some of my home bake shop for the holidays ….
Wherever your friends and family are…wish them live and joy and remember what the holiday really is all about ……
The best gifts don’t come from under a tree but are in the hearts and souls of loving friends and family far and near and friends who are family by definition .
Bake or make something very special for a few people in your life…
Include the recipes and watch what happens . ..
Have a Christmas Tea
Enjoy a Christmas Picnic outdoors go somewhere so you can hear birds chirping in enjoying nature and great company and fantastic company. A beautiful and scenic place relatively close to you does sets the scene-and bring a nice pic-nic basket withave dishes, silverware and plates and watch the experiences that await you!
For 2017 I want more quality and create great times with all the people who matter most to me…..and to enjoy what I already own more.
Thank you to the over 70 new followers this month on TotallyInspiredMind.com.
You continually enrich my life.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
All photos of PauletteMotzko by Leonardo Valencia, Valencia Motzko Inc, Copyright December 2016
December 13, 2016
Wisdom Story: “True Tranquility”
“Once upon a time in ancient China, the Emperor was in his study, looking over volumes of diplomatic documents. He found it hard to concentrate, so he summoned his most trusted Minister. When the Minister arrived, he saw that the Emperor was pacing back and forth, looking irritable.
The Emperor said to him: “I wish to focus on the affairs of the state, but my mind is unsettled and agitated. When I feel like this, I need something I can look at to help me regain tranquility. Have the best artist in the land create a painting that has the power to calm me down. I want the theme of this painting to be ‘True Tranquility.’”
“As you command, Your Majesty.”
A few days later, the Minister reported that there were three artists widely considered to be the best in China. They were equally talented, so he brought all of them into the palace. Once they understood what the Emperor wanted, they began to paint.
When the work was done, the Emperor went into the studio with the Minister to see for himself. The first painting they looked at depicted a placid lake surrounded by mountains. It was a beautiful scene; the surface of the lake seemed perfectly still and conveyed a peaceful feeling. The Emperor smiled: “This is beautiful.”
The second painting showed a snowscape. It evoked the silence after a snowfall, a deep silence that went beyond mere lack of noise, because the snow banks absorbed all sound. Both the Minister and the Emperor nodded their approval. “Very insightful,” said the Emperor.
They looked at the third painting, which featured a waterfall. “I am sorry, Your Majesty,” the Minister said. “It looks like this artist did not understand my instructions to paint a scene of serenity. Let me discard this painting, and we can choose from the first two.”
He reached for the painting, but the Emperor stopped him: “No, wait.” He stared at it for a moment longer, and then said: “This is the painting for me.”
“What? But – Your Majesty! How can this waterfall compare to the other two in representing tranquility? I do not understand!”
“The waterfall is not the most important thing in this painting,” said the Emperor. “Look again.”
The Minister took another look at the painting, more carefully this time. He saw that there was a tree next to the waterfall. One of the branches of the tree held a nest. A bird was sleeping inside that nest.
“See how the bird is able to relax and rest even though the deafening torrent is so close to it,” the Emperor pointed out. “It has such a profound quietness within that external conditions have no power to irritate or disturb. Now that is the essence of True Tranquility!””
When was the last time the you compare yourself to the little bird in the nest it wasn’t disturbed by the raging water fall?
What do you do now to cope with the stresses of life that you can share with others to help them too?
Written and compiled by Paulette Motzko
High definition Wallpaper Images from Zedge.
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
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.
This beautiful and serene video and soundtrack has water sounds on the music track with a solo harp.
The photo slide show is of nature scenes.
I hope this adds some beauty and joy on your lives today.
Written and compiled by
Paulette L Motzko
Image photographed by Glenn Clayton.
Photo Editing and Digital Arts by Paulette Motzko
Copyright October 2016
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
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.
Above image created by Paulette Motzko, Copyright September 2016
Photograph of Paulette Motzko taken by my manager friend who works at Blueberry Hill- when I first moved to Las Vegas. The background image was photographed by me in Vista, CA as I was walking down the street to go to the Vista Library and I loved the shapes of the leaves on the trees there. Vista in San Diego County is totally different than Orange County in that it is more hilly and has more types of lush green foliage.
The images were united last night with a sophisticated blending and blurting app I installed yesterday.
So, in that photo three different times were involved and would different geographic locations.
Get out your camera and immortalize them.
A great photograph says the world without ever uttering a word.
It is a silent, visual communicator.
Fall in Las Vegas, NV reminds me of just about every day in beautiful southern California with it’s cool Pacific Ocean breezes.
I would much rather wear a jacket and be cool than sweat or bake like a human cookie in 115 degree heat.
One beautiful fall day I was able to see what Autumn looks like a New England in Vermont. I’ll never forget it because I was going on a business trip with no EX yes she really is a rocket scientist with bowling working on the Delta rocket. Later their marriage, because he traveled so much, I was able to go on a few trips with them and the hotel we stayed at was very strategically pickrf yo be by shopping and restaurants all walking distance-because I dont drive. I’m my mind”s eye, and I do have very vivid memory, so I will paint the picture of what I saw on that serene afternoon in Vermont:
I was so fascinated with the fact that the towns were so quaint and Charming but nothing like the big city in Southern California that I was used to. All the properties had you Jones and green like as if you painted them or drew them with the kids Crayola crayon set in green. It it just rained and you could see a white Chapel, just like out of Currier and Ives that was so pristine and quaint and Charming maybe want to go inside look around. Hit my ex been a Christian guy and said agnostic we probably would have done just that. But the memories I have of Vermont in the autumn are so wonderful.
I wasn’t a published writer then and not one of my blogs had been created yet. This was 1990. I want to go back either to Vermont in the Autumn in the future when the leaves are Ablaze with the colors of red, rest, dark green and the foliage comes in about every size and shape you can imagine.
When you grew up in the big city with nothing but towering palm trees that rise to the sky and beautiful blue expanses beaches and ocean- up and down the Pacific coast…. places like Vermont are refreshing, not so much even for the scenic countryside, but for the great and totally genuine people I met while passing through.
People in small towns have more time and more patient and it’s like going back in time to a simpler, gentler time when people stayed off smartphones- because they didn’t exist and made eye contact more and people were the most important thing.
There’s so many wonderful places but I want to go in the United States but I’ve seen just mere vignettes or samplers of what I know is to come.
Written by 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.
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…..
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.
4. A Philanthropist
8. A Writer
9. A Photographer
15. A Triple-Winner- (I Win, You Win, Society Wins Mentality)
16. Striving for a better life for myself and others.
21. A Visionary
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
38. A Blogger
39. A Marketer
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
All around us in life we are surrounded by simple things that can give us joy for you only allow the time to see them, or hear them. Many of us are so busy most of the time we don’t take time to really cherish and enjoy the Simple Pleasures in Life or the people who make our life special.
Share one of your Simple Pleasures in the comment box below. And share the name of someone you know who adds meaning enjoy it to your life.
Written by Paulette Motzko
May 26th, 2016
Image photographed and created by Paulette Motzko, PLM Studios, Copyright May 2016
Compiled by Paulette Motzko
May 26th, 2016
This is on the inside cover of a book that I carry around with me every day and say certain portions of it that I’ve marked with a Post-It notes called “Handle with Prayer” by Alan Cohen.
I found my copy for a dollar fifty at a book sale in a Friends of The Library sale in southern California, with coffee stains all over the cover and scribbles on the inside, but I didn’t care. I could see the merit of the wonderful book without even reading it. One’s trash is another treasure.
The cover was beat up and damaged so I covered it with cat stickers because if I ever had a pet again it would be a cat. The stickers give me joy, make the cover look a little better and strike up conversations from passers by who see me reading it.
It’s published by Hay House Publishers.
I recommend it to anybody.
It’s a fantastic book then we’ll have you thinking in more positive ways and transforming your ideas about prayer, God, what you can do and accomplish and a host of other things.
Alan Cohen has written I believe over 20 books.
The ISBN number on this book handle with prayer is:
ISBN 1 – 56170 – 467 – 9 hardcover
This book is classified as prayer and self-realization and religious aspects.
Written by Paulette L Motzko
Photos by Paulette L Motzko
Copyright March 2016
My strength did not come from lifting weights. My strength came from lifting myself up and I was knocked down.
This is my favorite one of the year end of last year because that’s exactly what I did in my life over the last year.
It has been, and will continue to be probably my most positively transformative year in my life. It has also been one of the most exhausting physically.
Mom and I are and always will be together in spirit, though now she’s a few hour’s away.
Mom at age 16……
My Nanny’s crucifix that was on her wall for years and then mom painted it with gold leaf.
I must look a million times a day for inspiration and insight here.
Nanny’s praying hands by the wooden Virgin Mary my Uncle Mervin mailed me because I helped him when he was dying of cancer.
Keep things around you that inspire you and give you strength.
Written by Paulette L Motzko
Image found on Pinterest
Copyright June 11, 2015
Driving Life’s High Way by Brother Carl Frye
Copyright March 2013
Here is a wonderful post written by my dear friend Brother Carl Frye in Coushatta, LA. I read it on Facebook and immediately thought how wonderful it would be to share it with all my nearly 900 readers on this site.
Brother Carl Frye is a pretty extraordinary guy. We went to high school together many years ago at Garden Grove High and after I married we lost touch with one another. He located me on Facebook because I kept my full name on it, and we have been in touch ever since. I am working on editing his book manuscript, and will let you know when it is finished.
As we journey down life’s highway we travel among much traffic.we have objects that are bigger than us that need room to pass so we stay in the slow lane.As we travel along the way we see the line that divides the road,and one each side white lines which divide the median from the road and the shoulder of the road,and straight ahead traffic ahead of us.If the traffic ahead of us slows down we must slow down,We must keep up with the traffic ahead of us so the ones behind us will travel safely also.When we walk with God we travel with him.We see the line he puts in our road dividing it so we won’t go astray.He puts lines on the side of us to keep us from going off the side of the road,or the median,and we travel always looking straight ahead because we are all going the same direction,the same place,and stopping at the same destination.God’s House.As we travel always obey the signs that God put there to see,obey all his laws,give the right of way to more mature Christians,and always travel the same speed together until God has told you to turn off at an exit that leads you to your ministry,your calling,or your destination of his choice.God’s highway is sometimes very busy,and there is much traffic on it,but if people will work together,and allow others the right of way then we can all reach our destinations together.
Have a blessed day.!
Believe in All That You Are-Poem by Leslie Neilson
Text and captions and photographs and
photo selection by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
As the dawn of each morning…
peers into your life,
there lies a path to follow.
Delicate whispers can be heard
if you listen to the sound of your heart
and the voice that speaks within you.
If you listen closely to your soul,
you will become aware of your dreams
that are yet to unfold.
You will discover that there lies within you
a voice of confidence and strength
that will prompt you to seek a journey
and live a dream.
Within the depths of your mind,
the purpose and direction of your life
can be determined by listening intently
to the knowledge that you already possess.
Your heart, mind, and soul
are the foundation
of your success and happiness.
In the still of each passing moment,
may you come to understand that
you are capable of reaching a higher destiny.
When you come to believe in all that you are
and all that you can become,
there will be no cause for doubt.
Believe in your heart, for it offers hope.
Believe in your mind for it offers direction.
Believe in your soul, for it offers strength.
But above all else…believe in yourself.
Creating Balance in Your Life
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright January 7th-8th, 2013
This piece is dedicated to my friend Frank and Ed and myself and all the workaholics who don’t take enough time out for themselves and for smiling and creating that simple thing called JOY in their lives. Life doesn’t last forever and along with working, we need time to take care of ourselves-the whole person-mind, body and spirit/soul.-
Too often we go through our day stumbling through our morning coffee, not taking time to meditate, say hello to those around us or even take time we think out what our priorities are.
I have always had a philosophy of “people first and things second” and I try to apply it throughout my day in any situation. For instance, I am a writer and I can work anywhere I take my laptop and Jetpack that connects me to the internet. I have places where I frequent where I know many of the people there and it is like a “club”. What people I don’t know I seem to meet and then fantastic things happen.
I am never too busy, even with earphones listening to a song on Pandora.com on one of the many stations I created there, or listening to an instrumental piece via my IPOD, to look around me and be aware of my surroundings. I will never ever wear an earpiece for any reason, and I believe many people have zoned out of their life to the world and the people around them using them. I realize that many jobs that require driving or other things, where you need to be “hands free” might require them. Even those, often don’t. I have seen people driving (as I am sitting waiting for the bus), waving their arms talking with one of those things, putting on mascara and holding conversations with themselves, looking like they are crazy. Wouldn’t it be better to simply drive? Have all one’s attention on the road; have all one’s reflexes paying attention to the lady or guy ahead of you or in back of you? Wouldn’t that increase your life span by increasing the odds you won’t get in an accident? That is how I think anyhow. It is only logical, and I was married to a real rocket scientist for nearly 15 years, so part of me thinks in that way now, which isn’t all bad.
Some things should be SACRED and you need to figure out what matters to you so you can preserve your integrity and your sanity. People make time for what and who matters to them, and to do this, you can either make the list using paper and a pen, or by using your trusty computer and a word processing program.
Define the things that you love doing and make sure you take time out for them every day. To begin with, a half hour might be all you can fit in. Gradually schedule an hour in, and I would greatly advocate more than that. This will lower your blood pressure, take some wrinkles off your forehead and let you have time to breathe easy, which is needed by everybody on the planet. Sure work is important, but if you aren’t having any fun and aren’t really “living” what is it all for? If all you are doing is work to keep up with the guy next door or outdo the other lady who is the fashionista. After all, who are you trying to impress?
I personally only am competing with myself and that is all. I read lots of books and magazines and know who the top of the food chain is in my business, and I want to impress them and others in the journalistic world. I also want to hopefully write words that help other or teach or inspire.
If I do that then it has been a good day.
Something I realized just last night that I need to create balance and harmony in my life is to set a mandate of no more than six hours a day to computer work. I will begin timing it and working smarter and working less. By doing this it will free up time for other avenues of my life that generate life and laughter and rest and rejuvenation, which is necessary for human life.
To figure out what you need to make you happy you have to think about what makes you “flourish” or as some say, “what make me tick” like a clock. I prefer the concept of a human being flourishing like a flower that needs water, soil and fertilizer to grow and bloom. Much like that flower, we need work, play, friends to do things with and share things with, and exercise and meditation and our spiritual life as well.
I just joined 24 Hour Fitness and I noticed how much better I felt and thought and how my attitude improved. I felt less lethargic and was getting compliments more often since I was going. The Adidas Tennis shoes and leggings I that I thought I didn’t look particular great in was the outfit I got the most compliments from! Funny how that works, isn’t it in life. I love walking by the sea or any other beautiful big open expanse. I can walk forever as long as I am looking at something extraordinary. The combination of the sea air, the people, the big expanse of blue invigorates my being and my very soul.
What makes you “come alive”?
What invigorates your soul?
Think about it. If you never did, it is a very fascinating and wonderful exercise.
I guarantee if you INVEST the TIME in YOURSELF you will reap the DIVIDENDS a thousandfold in the quality of your life.
Keep people around you that respect what is sacred to you. If they do not then they probably are not true friends. Once you make a list of the things you truly need to be happy, and then expand on it.
Make another greater list of the Projects and THINGS YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT, OR CLASSES YOU WANT TO TAKE AND THINGS THAT GIVE ME JOY LIST.
What these things are called is “Self-Exploration” and the more you do it, the more you will accomplish in your life. For instance, when I work, I know what music helps me focus the best and I play it when I write. I also know what to avoid, and so I follow that. If you know that you work best in the early morning and are your most creative, then by all means, keep that schedule and KEEP IT SACRED.
If you know that you feel lousy if you don’t take your medicine, THEN BY ALL MEANS KNOW THAT YOU ARE NUMBER ONE AND TAKE IT AND SET LOUD ALARMS SO YOU WON’T FORGET IT. I was constantly telling my clients this when I was helping those with epilepsy as the CEO/Founder of The Epilepsy Connection and also as the Director of The Epilepsy Foundation in Orange County. I would change lives just by telling them to invest in a simple alarm watch!
Here is a model for creating balance in your life and I am going to do this right along with you this week!
Divide this into hour blocks and then you can see how much of each you are getting.
Work-6 hours-especially if you do computer work-so you don’t get carpel tunnel or arthritis!
Play/Things That Give You Joy-Preferably One Hour Minimum
Exercise-30 minutes minimum
Paulette Le Pore Motzko- Writer, Photographer, Cook, Composer, Marketer, Blogger
Photography by Jackie Teeple by Huntington Beach Pier, November 2012
It just goes to show that even on a jerky bus ride I can find the beautiful and magnificent.
I snapped this with my Apple IPOD Touch when I was on the bus yesterday heading my favorite direction from my house-SOUTHWARD.
I just kept waiting until the clear sky shone through and the colors I saw passing through the trees were visible.
I wish all who read this all things wonderful in your life.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
“Eating is one thing we all have in common that we have to do, so it would only make sense to make preparing meals as enjoyable as possible,delicious and good for you to guarantee your good health. It is possible to have do all those things. A good meal doesn’t mean it has to be hard or take a long time to prepare. Some of the most simple things are the best.”
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
January 1st, 2013