God’s Plan For You

Plans For You – 5 by Joanna Quintrell at https://abide.is/prayer/bb7vu3 on #abideis

Any Christian can say this and meditate upon this. ABIDE is a free app that you can access from your smartphone.

Will all need to balance our spiritual life, no matter what situation you may be in.

Even if you’re a Buddhist, if you are Native American, if you are Jewish, if you are Pentecostal  if you are a Jehovah Witness, or you’re Mormon, Protestant or any other faith…… We all have many things in common…..

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Image wall paper for your smart phone or device hand selected by Paulette Motzko from Zedge.com.

Will believe in a power greater than ourselves. We all had mothers and fathers- even if you never knew them and even if they put you up for adoption your mother still gave you life.

We all have known what it’s like to love and not be loved.

We know what it’s like to fail and we all know what it’s like to succeed.

We are all human beings and more alike than we all realize.

We weren’t created to be like each but we were created to appreciate and respect the differences in each other.

If the United  States government would think like that, we wouldn’t have wars and instead of guns with bullets, people would strive for understanding instead of killing whatever they didnt understand.

So take time to realize that the person you’re talking to may be different than you, but has their own story too.

They may not be as bad as you think they are.

Written by Paulette L Motzko
Copyright March 2015
March 21st, 2015
4:05 p.m.

A Great Point That George Clooney Said…

In “Points To Ponder” in the latest Reader’s Digest February 2014 issue George Clooney said, reprinted from Esquire Magazine:

“The president and I (were talking to guests at a fund-raiser), and they’re holding their smartphone cameras up…And I said to the president,
“You know, the oddest thing about what’s happening right now is that we’ve stopped living our lives, and we’re just recording them.”

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Compiled by Paulette L. Motzko

January 29th, 2014

11:34 p.m.-11:45 p.m.

One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter. – Henry David Thoreau

“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” – Henry David Thoreau

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Photography by Paulette L. Motzko, Fushia Bouganvillia blooming in the summer heat.

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Photography by Paulette L. Motzko, Ingredients for Caprese Ciabatta Sandwich with organic heirloom tomatoes and fresh organic basil that is at its peak in the summertime.

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Romaine hearts salad with mandarin orange slices and sesame dressing adds freshness to any day in any season.

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Organic peaches, plums, apricots, tangelos and oranges for sale at Whole Foods Market from local farmers in CA. You can almost taste how juicy they are!

What are ways you incorporate summer into the middle of winter?

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
January 2014

CDT 2014 – Sara an Amazing, Courageous and Inspiring Young Lady!

The three photos after this story were Sara’s and I fell in love with the poignant quotes on the photos and the beautiful scenery in the photo. I had no idea that Sara was facing living with melanoma, and traumatic brain injury, but her words are filled with life and the living and of hope.

I couldn’t resist sharing her story with you.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Creator & Editor in Chief of Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate

Keep Youth Inside Your Pocket Like You’re Holding Tinkerbell

Fanciful Displays at the Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Keep Youth Inside You Like You Are Holding Tinker Bell

The photo here was taken at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada nearly two years ago come August. It doesn’t feel like it, but I remember how in awe I was when I walked in and saw the beautiful displays they created there. It was worth the work they put into it setting it up. The designers, artists and many talented people accomplished their main objective of putting a warm and magical kind of feeling inside everyone’s heart and putting smiles on everybody’s faces who saw it all.

I am sure we all remember the movie Robin Hood and how Tinkerbell flew around with her iridescent wings and that sparkling wand of hers. Always keep the joy inside you, the laughter and that special “spark” because it keeps you young. Don’t listen to what others say about “acting your age”, unless you are 80 wearing a mini skirt! Do what you know makes you happy and keep the joy alive. When you do it, it is contagious and it affects everything you do.

I know I am still a kid inside but my intelligence tells me I am far from one. The great thing about life is to take the wonder, the joy and the awe of when you were a child and carry it around with you like Tinkerbell in your pocket. Never lose sight of it, and hold on to it dear because as long as you possess a zeal and passion for living, you will never truly age.

Take to living and life a youthful attitude and don’t ever let yourself grow old in your mind. That is where youth truly resides. It isn’t about age or how many years you are on this earth. It is about what you bring to life, how much you “jazz it up” and give it a special sparkle when you want into a room. When you love what you are doing it rubs off on others. Be around people who are contributing something wonderful to the world, and so it will rub off on you. Associate with believers, doers, achievers and creators. People who do things nobody has ever done before-because they can and they have something to say. Associate with people who want to leave behind a legacy and help others. Those who want to right the wrongs in life for others or fix the state of affairs so everyone can life a better life.

Those kinds of things make me have joy and I love people who think in that way. Life will never be dull or boring when you surround yourself with the topics and people you love most. If you don’t know what those things are, devote some time thinking about it.

When you do that, it has the fringe benefit of automatically attracting those who are creative and people to your being and your persona. Who you are will attract the right people to you when you are true to yourself and follow your dreams and learn everything you can about being successful in the topic you desire and you have natural talent in.
Keep doing what you love and don’t retire because you will always learn, be around people and your life will never be dull.-

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

March 13th, 2013
Totally Inspired Mind

“Do What Works …

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“Do What Works and Avoid What Doesn’t-The Best Motto to Remember in Life.”-

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

If you pay attention to the things you have done in life that has produced a positive outcome and then continue doing it and avoid making the same mistake again, you can adjust what you do like a sailor on the sea adjusts the sails or the rudder. In life, you seldom know what will be thrown at you, as in my life at this time. The successful person adapts and adjusts as the circumstances around them change.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

March 3rd, 2013

There are Four Important Words In Life….

There are Four Important Words In Life....

I live by a credo that if you don’t have integrity you really don’t have anything, or more aptly put-you aren’t anything!

Lots of people claim they are successful, but if you aren’t a good person, you are missing the DNA of a human being’s soul.
Love, Honesty, Truth and Respect for Others are key to living a good and rewarding life and allowing others to do the same.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

The Happiest People Don’t Have The Best of Everything

The Happiest People Don't Have The Best of Everything

They Just Make the Best of Everything.

It is all in perspective ya know folks!

Your view on life is your single biggest asset you have.
Remove the people who drag you down and only associate with positive people who have the same morals you do.
There is no use being around anything less than that.

After all, who you avoid is just as important as who you are around. By avoiding the unpleasant souls in the world, whose only purpose is to drag you down and be a naysayer, you are insuring you won’t end up like them!

This image I found on Face Book, one of my favorite sites in the world. I have met more extraordinary people on there than any other.
The photo came from Positive Inspirational Quotes. An awesome site on Facebook. Search em’ and you will get a feed of the many poignant things I do each day. I look forward to them every day!

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
January 24th, 2013

Creating Balance In Your Life

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.-

Paulette Motzko

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.

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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.

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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

Spiritual/Meditation-30 minutes minimumImage

Paulette Le Pore Motzko- Writer, Photographer, Cook, Composer, Marketer, Blogger

Photography by Jackie Teeple by Huntington Beach Pier, November 2012

The Dash or If We Could Just Slow Down Enough…

I have a good friend who is an eye surgeon named “Dr. Margaret” and she gives me special sayings, stories and vignettes that mean the world to her and she likes to pass the kindness my way. I had a little stack of them in my prayer book as a book mark and thought I would share this one with my readers.

I hope you have a very merry Christmas and if you aren’t Christian, then I hope you celebrate your special holiday in your own way with those you love around you.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

December 25th, 2012

12:16 midnight

 

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The Dash

I read of a man who stood to speak

at a funeral of a friend.

He referred to the dates on her tombstone

from the beginning…to the end.

He noted that first came the date of her birth

and spoke of the following date with tears,

but he said what mattered most of all

was the date between those years.

For that dash represents all the time

that she spent alive on earth…

and now only those who loved her

know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own;

the cars…the house…the cash.

What matters is how we live and love

and how we spend our dash.

So hink about this long and hard…

are there things you’d like to change?

For you never know how much time is left.

(You could be at “dash at mid range.”)

If We could Just Slow Down Enough

To consider what’s tried and real,

and always try to understand

the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger,

and show appreciation more

and love the people in our lives

like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect,

and more often wear a smile…

remembering that this special dash

might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy’s being read

with your life’s actions to rehash…

would you be proud of things they say

about how you spent your dash?

by Linda Ellis

Paulette Le Pore Motzko’s Philosophy on Living

Paulette Le Pore Motzko, Author of Totally Inspired Mind

Paulette Le Pore Motzko by the Huntington Beach pier, a favorite place of hers.

Photography by Jackie Teeple at Two-Eight Photography

 

 

“Try to leave the place a little better that you came from: Coffee shop, bus stop, talking to someone, or giving a new piece of information that would help someone. If you see something that needs doing, just do it. Every hello you say is the possibility of a new friend. When you ask someone “how are you”, really want to hear what their answer is. f you see a person who needs help-simply help them. If you see a scrap of paper or litter, try and pick it up. It doesn’t matter what other people are doing or NOT doing, you are your own person and you set high standards. Make someone’s day lighter & brighter, clean up after yourself, and make people glad you walked through the door.”-

Paulette Motzko’s Motto on Living