Sowing the seeds in my garden of good intentions and love to the world.

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Thank you to the thousands of wonderful, good hearted people with positive minds who daily read and contribute their ideas on Totally Inspired Mind and make it the special place it has become.

It was and is a continual labor of love and the seeds I planted two years ago when I created it have bloomed into a fragrant bouquet, with over 2,076 members adding their scent to the potpourri.

Written by Paulette L Motzko and Photography and Graphic Design by Paulette L Motzko, PLM Studios,
Copyright June 6th, 2015
12:50 midnight

Who Needs a Good Morning Hug? Hug The One You’re With & You’ll be Hugged Too!

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Good morning to all the 1,507 followers of Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate.
Thank you for sharing the stories, points and words of wisdom I write and hand select each day.

When you wake up in the morning don’t just run to get your morning cup of coffee (like I swear by) but show LOVE and THOUGHTFULNESS to every person who is in your path.

Set the coffee maker up the night before, make lunches the night before, set your clothes and accessories out & even take a shower the evening before (it will relax your muscles and help you sleep better), so all you do is wake up, be grateful you did wake up for another day on this great planet we share, and drink coffee (or tea or whatever you like), pray, meditate and get ready.

Allow yourself TIME so you can relax and NOT HURRY. Hug your significant other and tell your kids you love them as they head for school & work.
Show yourself you love yourself enough to give yourself TIME the night before and when you awaken so YOUR ATTITUDE will be BRIGHT along with the RISING SUN..

Written by Paulette L Motzko
October 29th, 2014
Copyright, 2014

Christ is the Head of this Home, the Unseen Guest at every meal, the Silent Listener to every conversation.

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My new found friend had this soon to grace the walls of her new place. I saw it and loved it and had to share it with the world and you, my readers.

Who is the head of your home?

What would others be listening to, if they eavesdropped?

What kind of blessing do you say at each meal?

Paulette L Motzko

June 6th, 2014
10:37 a.m.

Image taken by Paulette L Motzko

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. – Audrey Hepburn

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn

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“Young or old we are the same person. The DNA of who we are remains intact; it never changes. We gain wisdom with each year lived. With pain brings coping skills and courage and strength. Keep the inner child happy and always make time to do something that gives you joy. Then, and only then, can you keep your inner child alive and happy. The child in your heart makes your eyes sparkle and makes people want to be around you.” – Paulette Le Pore Motzko

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“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” – Jesus Christ

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” –

Jesus Christ

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Drawing by my good friend Terry Davis.

My mother must have said the words in the quote a thousand times, if not once, and lived those words.

She raised me to have morals and values, have good posture, pick my friends wisely, and try to make the best impression on someone the first time, because that is what they will remember most.

She is 82 years young and to this day, was the creator of all the good I have and my cheerleader and inspiration.

Was there someone you went out of your way for this week?

Did someone go out of their way for you?

Tell the story in the comment box.

Each comment proves there is goodness in the world and kindness, even though the news doesn’t play it up.

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko, January 24th, 2014

10:42 p.m.

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. – Audrey Hepburn

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn

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Image Pinterest, Source Unknown

Paulette Motzko

January 21st, 2014

10:47 p.m.

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile. – Mother Teresa

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” – Mother Teresa

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I try to live this rule. I also try to not stoop to other people’s level if I run into the occasional rude person on the bus. Sometimes I have to rehearse what I will say back to them, so I am not saying the first thing that came to my mind.

I am always glad I took the time to take the high road verses the low one.

Try to live a life with no regrets. Do it once and right the first time around. 

Heroism and Random Acts of Kindness by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

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A tiled wall with each tile painted by a different child….an example of what we can do together. I wish adults would follow in the path of children. Hatred and racism are learned behaviors.

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Heroism by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Copyright, October 15th, 2013

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

1:00 a.m.

Here I am listening to Andre Bocelli singing Corcovado about “quiet nights and quiet stars”; one of my favorite Latin American songs, typing to the beat of the music in a samba beat in the wee hours…

Yesterday’s theme of the day to the blog posts was “heroism”  with blog posts shared from Nisha Ellis’s movie review and video about Tom Hanks portraying Captain Phillips in a great movie that will be at your local theater, if it isn’t already.

Rob Brooks shared his post called “Endurance” about the historical account about the incredible voyage of Ernest Shackleton and how he survived the Antarctic expedition that went horribly wrong. The book is entitled: “Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage”, by Alfred Lansing. It would be a great book report for your child, if he or she has one to do!

BlueJayBlog told about the life of Army Corporal Desmond Doss and how even though being a Seventh-Day Adventist he served his country and protected it.

The blog on Word Press entitled “Dream, Believe, Achieve” depicted with a striking digitally enhanced photo combined with a powerful quote: “Your spark can become a flame and change everything.” I totally agree and that applies to so many things in our lives. BE it politics and voting, helping a senior citizen across a street, helping a child learn a concept they didn’t know before, or teaching someone how to say their first words when nobody else could get them to speak.

There are ways to become what I call a “change catalyst” or a “fire starter”. You can volunteer at your library and teach a literacy class opening the world of reading and learning to people, expanding their horizons.

 

Today’s Theme is Random Acts of Kindness and Knowing You Have the Power to Change a Life.

You can do something like go into a children’s hospital and bring some big stuffed dolls anonymously and some fresh flowers to a senior in a hospital, just because you can and to see them SMILE. That is what it is all about. It isn’t about the glory of having your name in lights, but in knowing you made a difference.

What matters to you? Ask yourself and write down whatever comes to your mind.

Whatever sentences come rolling into your mind, write them down.

1.      Help the school with preparing lunches

2.     Offer your services at some homeless shelters in your area, even make the food if you have the budget and the time. Nothing is more rewarding than to see how appreciated something you take for granted is.

3.     What relatives are getting up in age in your family? Make a list. Do a good deed that is unexpected and unasked for.

4.     What about your dad-is there something you know he loves that he mentioned? Why don’t you make it possible if you can or get it for him? There may be a time when he isn’t here and you cannot do it.

5.     What about your mom-is there something you can do for her to show her you love her? After all, she gave you life, and made it possible for you to live, breathe and be the person you are.

Today’s theme is Random Acts of Kindness. I shared a story from The Kindness Blog called “Flowers of Kindness” where the author handed out flowers to people on the street and that she met. The responses were overwhelming.

In A Project For Kindness blog Claire Sinclair shows a photo of a little dog riding on the back of a horse in the water. I am amazed at shots like that because they seem almost unreal, but from http://www.MyLovelyQuotes.com, it is real. Animals and people all have the capacity for generosity and kindness and through our days there are plenty of opportunity to be the kind one or the hero.

In Step Up For Your Community’s post called “A List of Kindness” S. Murphy, author of the blog recounts the word of Princess Diana: “Carry out a random act of kindness with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”

Next time there is a grand opportunity, don’t look to see what someone else is doing, just get up and open the door for the lady with the stroller and three kids.

Watch what happens afterwards.

Text and photography by Paulette Le Pore Motzko