The Fellowship – What is Hanukkah? History, Traditions, Prayers & Recipes

http://www.ifcj.org/site/PageNavigator/eng/inside/hanukkah Happy Hanukkah to all the Jewish people on the world. Let Jews and Christians one day realize that religions are made by humans and above all, we are sentient, intelligent human beings deserving of being treated with respect and dignity. We all had parents.  We all have loved and lost and grieved and we all desire to be understood. I hope organizations like this … Continue reading The Fellowship – What is Hanukkah? History, Traditions, Prayers & Recipes

Out of the clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

ALBERT EINSTEIN SAID THOSE VETY ENLIGYTENING WORDS…many years ago. If we repeat them, we can learn and grow and reevaluate our life and what we own. Look around your home and where you live and ask yourself these questions: Does this give me joy? Do I need this? How often do I use this? Do I have a bunch of these? Or, could somebody I … Continue reading Out of the clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

The Song of The Sea & Finding Your Inner Voice

Original painting by Ramona Lea Le Pore entitled “Song of The Sea” Graphic Design by Paulette Le Pore Motzko The sea and I are married though far from one another now. We are connected in spirit, in mind and in the sounds I play now on progressive relaxation and meditation musical compositions. Though living in the high desert with cacti and Seguaro with huge mountains … Continue reading The Song of The Sea & Finding Your Inner Voice

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. Who said that?

I hope one day I see us pave new ways of communicating with countries we have never thought would be possible. Through interpreters speaking the language of our adversaries, we could find new ways to speak new ideas that lead to a better future for us and our children. Continue reading When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. Who said that?

Gratitude is the inspiration of heaven’s most medlodious anthems. Its fruit is joy in the time of mourning, courage in the day of despondency, security, in the hour of loneliness, peace in the midst of battle, and satisfaction in spiritual or physical famine. – Dorothy Kelley Patterson

Photograph by Paulette L. Motzko Photography January 2014 Continue reading Gratitude is the inspiration of heaven’s most medlodious anthems. Its fruit is joy in the time of mourning, courage in the day of despondency, security, in the hour of loneliness, peace in the midst of battle, and satisfaction in spiritual or physical famine. – Dorothy Kelley Patterson

Thank you to the 500 Wonderful, Intelligent, Loving & Caring Followers on Totally Inspired Mind-Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a peaceful and happy Thanksgiving everybody! Remember it isn’t important how lumpy your gravy is that goes with the turkey, but that you are blessed enough to have turkey to eat. Nobody cares about the dust on your furniture but sitting with you on the couch or chair and talking and visiting with YOU. You don’t have to be a carbon copy of Martha … Continue reading Thank you to the 500 Wonderful, Intelligent, Loving & Caring Followers on Totally Inspired Mind-Happy Thanksgiving!

I believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, grow up and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom. -Rosa Parks

“I believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, grow up and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom. ” – Rosa Parks If anyone has any ideas that we as Americans can do to urge our political leaders to devise a workable budget that is actually implemented, post them! Paulette Le Pore … Continue reading I believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, grow up and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom. -Rosa Parks

Wars Are Poor Chisels For Carving Out Peaceful Tomorrows

“Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.” – Martin Luther King was not only an amazing leader but his speeches and words helped enable Afro-Americans to be treated fairly, which was so badly needed. When I was a small child I heard racial remarks said every day but hated them, because I knew we were simply all the same as people and everyone … Continue reading Wars Are Poor Chisels For Carving Out Peaceful Tomorrows

A grateful heart and thankful spirit opens your eyes up to seeing greatness in the world and people. Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Much as in my friend on her blog Lavender Reflections wrote about the many things she was grateful for, it got me thinking of all I was thankful for. Photo Montage entitled “California Capers” by Paulette Le Pore Motzko Beautiful sky image from TreasureField on Pinterest.com It is when those things are taken away you realize how important they really were. (Like appreciating the photos … Continue reading A grateful heart and thankful spirit opens your eyes up to seeing greatness in the world and people. Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Nobel Peace Prize -Organization Prohibition of Chemical Warfare. Tweet from WSJ Breaking News (@WSJbreakingnews)

WSJ Breaking News (@WSJbreakingnews) tweeted at 2:03 AM on Fri, Oct 11, 2013: The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. http://t.co/hNaBnT26jX (https://twitter.com/WSJbreakingnews/status/388590618173509632) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download Any way you slice it or say it, this a step towards more peaceful deliberations and arming ourselves to hopefully thwart the use of chemical weapons. Paulette Le … Continue reading Nobel Peace Prize -Organization Prohibition of Chemical Warfare. Tweet from WSJ Breaking News (@WSJbreakingnews)

Affirmation of The Day: Peace Among Chaos, Time Outs, & Clear Thinking

Always remember if you were treated with indifference, or are a victim of verbal abuse that all people in the world are not that way. The most difficult thing to do is to treat people with kindness and respect, knowing they are not guilty of anything but simply being. Find a center deep inside you that becomes the wells spring from which everything that is … Continue reading Affirmation of The Day: Peace Among Chaos, Time Outs, & Clear Thinking

Do not be afraid to take a chance on peace, to teach peace, to live peace…..

“Do not be afraid to take a chance on peace, to teach peace, to live peace…Peace will be the last word of history.” – Pope John Paul II Photos from Pinterest Author Unknown What ideas do you have to create more peaceful nations and what country do you live in? Paulette Le Pore Motzko Continue reading Do not be afraid to take a chance on peace, to teach peace, to live peace…..

We Must Share The World- A Haiku by Paulette Motzko

We must share the world We need communication Tolerance to all! Written in the wee hours of the morn when the many troubling things in the world were bothering me and wishing the world leaders would think of what is at steak by sacrificing all for the one. Mother Teresa was a saint in action long before the church recognized her as one. Her words … Continue reading We Must Share The World- A Haiku by Paulette Motzko

If all the children of Earth… A Wonderful Visualization

Here is a wonderful poem I like to think of as a visualization, because when I read it, I could picture what this depicts: PEACE I hope you enjoy this as much as I did from the blog Mind Wonder Blog. Paulette Le Pore Motzko If all the children of Earth…. Continue reading If all the children of Earth… A Wonderful Visualization

If We Could Look Into Each Other’s Hearts & Understand the Unique Challenges We Face…

This is a wonderful quote from Marvin Ashton on Abuse No More on Face Book. Continue reading If We Could Look Into Each Other’s Hearts & Understand the Unique Challenges We Face…

Les Carlton’s Awe Inspring Waterfall Shot Evoke Peace & Simplicity in My Soul

Rushing Water, Smoky Mountains near Telico,Tennessee – http://pinterest.com/pin/535506211912584526/ When going through my boards on Pinterest I immediately found this one and had to share it here. I think God lies in Nature and it is through places like this that I derive clarity in my life. How do you find peace and clarity in your life? Paulette Le Pore Motzko Continue reading Les Carlton’s Awe Inspring Waterfall Shot Evoke Peace & Simplicity in My Soul

Beautiful Back Drop Waterfall at The Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

One of the views from the patio of a restaurant I was in two years ago at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, USA. I want to go back there and this time, take my computer and enjoy some peace and solitude and just listen……to the waterfall coming down and feel the mist on my face. It was so wonderful there. Can you see … Continue reading Beautiful Back Drop Waterfall at The Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Prayer is a Cry of Gratitude and Love in the Midst of Trial and Joy

That quote came from a saint I am was named after when I was confirmed in 2001-Therese. She promised to shower roses from the Throne of God for anyone who prayed for her intercession to God. I don’t understand it but I have many roses I have found-where no roses grow-after praying the Chaplet of St. Therese. Then again, we don’t have to understand everything. … Continue reading Prayer is a Cry of Gratitude and Love in the Midst of Trial and Joy

Hospitality Consists of……. (You fill in the blank)….

“Hospitality consists of a little fire, a little food, and an immense quiet.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson We all have a different opinion of what we think defines “hospitality”. To one it is solitude, as in Emerson’s mind’s eye. For me, hospitality is what I give others who come to my house, and what I hope they take away when they leave-great food, interesting conversation and … Continue reading Hospitality Consists of……. (You fill in the blank)….

Be Strong and Don’t Give Up

Remember… there is a deeper strength and an amazing abundance of peace available to you. Draw from this well, call on your faith to uphold you. Life continues around us, even when our troubles seem to stop time. There is always good in life. Take a few minutes to distract yourself from your concerns- long enough to draw strength from a tree or to find … Continue reading Be Strong and Don’t Give Up