Maximizing Social Responsibilty in America & The Realization How All Life Is Connected

Written originally three years ago today by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright October 27th, 2013

Updated by Paulette Le Pore Motzko October 27th, 2016
Images of Earth, Undersea Diver with Fish, Beach & Starfish, President Obama from Pinterest, Authors Unknown Sources from Pinterest

Minimizing Apathy and Maximizing Social Responsibility in America

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Copyright October 2016

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I was trying to put into words the term for when you do something just because it is right but not because it EASY or THE STATUS QUO.  A fellow writer and blogger friend of mine called it “moral courage” the other day.

We are all connected on this big, water covered planet we call earth. There is only one of them, so if we mess it up or the people who inhabit it, we never have a chance to go back and fix it. Life on earth as we know it is a “one shot deal” so we better get it right the first time and quit living as though everything is expendable.

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We have a throwaway society anymore and people and the apathy towards people in general has gone along with the trash we throw away. It shouldn’t be and I am not saying that all people are apathetic, because of course they are not. There are just many who could do far more than they do for others they meet in everyday life.

Once the water systems are polluted, what do we do?

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Just these thoughts are good ones to ponder in terms of how we should be making sure there are no oil spills killing our fish and wildlife and ruining the water.

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Human beings have a lot in common with the earth in that they are both mostly composed of water. Without it, all life ceases to be.

What about bombs and the warfare, chemical or otherwise? Since I was married to a rocket scientist and he was the master of logic and science; since we were married for fifteen years, I chose to take with me the best of what I learned and the best of our memories together. Why throw a bomb that will kill thousands of innocent women, children, and ruin the land around it, making it impossible to plant anything-just to wipe out that one “target”? It isn’t logical to me.

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Why not find and train more people who speak the languages of the countries we are fighting right now, or at least have our military people in like Afghanistan and Syria?

Try something you haven’t tried before.

Success models are made up of prototypes that worked. Once you know the model, you can strive to create one that works as well or supersedes it.

How about our budget that the so-called great leaders in the United States of America have concocted?

Above wallpaper image from Zedge.

There has not been any trace of anyone from the two Bush’s to Reagan who has ever tried to come up with a budget that would start paying off the debt already incurred. Obama keeps spending and China owns more of America. It’s like a dirty American secret that nobody wants to take accountability for. 

Will our next president of the United States make sure the priorities are in the right places? I certainly hope so, but rather than seeing human beings who invented great leadership skills, I see Trump as an overgrown brat who tragically never grew up. I see Clinton with major trust issues going in the office, after breaching national securiy. Wish you did with a lot more than just sharing emails! People lost lives because of those emails and that cannot be overstated.

 I haven’t sat through one debate becauase it is not one by true definition.  A debate is where people are asked intelligent, hard-hitting questions and they answer them , and an intelligent  fashion .  Trump  and Clinton are good at insulting each other and name calling and badgering. I had little tolerance for badgering in elementary school and I have absolutely zero tolerance for that kind of behavior now.

Is there some kind of moral conduct and we can demand that of our presidential candidates?
It’s almost as though you need a referee make in a boxing match.

 

‘ve never seen a time in our political history where we’ve needed in an actual referee like it’s a boxing match verses to great minds talking about what they would each do. We never had that in the election from the get-go

I am not sure what kind of actual good they can accomplish, since they are not showing the best of who they are when that is exactly what they should be doing!

This is idiocy and being that I was born and raised in The United States and never want to see the day when China owns America.

What is going on is a vicious cycle of stupidity, borrowing on China’s credit and we are looking the fool in the eyes of other countries.

Before I get on a this one topic alone, that infuriates me at the stupidity and complete lack of responsibility on the parts of all who work for the government for not prioritizing paying the debt of the USA.

I hope I see the day when a budget is created and adhered to. I hope I see the day when we have a new president who has one known social security number, and stands for things that benefit Americans instead of big businesses.

I hope I see the day when you can get a job in America without having to know Vietnamese or Spanish, when it is America you are trying to get the job and not Vietnam or Mexico.

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I hope I see the day when people try to be more kind and tolerant of each other’s differences.
Movie makers, producers and directors put positive and empowering messages out there instead coming up with a crime show give goofballs and psychos ideas to blow things up and kill people in movie theaters. Values can and could dictate our society, if we all wanted that badly enough.

I hope I see the day when our president realizes that every action has a chain reaction be it a bomb, something that is not needed that tax payer’s end up paying for. China is buying more of America up every day as the imaginary credit card is used.

They print up so much “play money” that I don’t think they understand in the real world, for you and I and everyone else, we all have to pay our debts. Why isn’t the White House and those who write the checks accountable as we are?

Breaking laws to fit personal agendas doesn’t make me proud of the current leadership. Can’t we as Americans demand to see how the money is spent? They are working for the American people and are supposed to be our ambassadors.

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What are your major concerns for our country? What would you like to see happen in the next year in America?

Please Mr. President Obama, well you’re still president- open your eyes, wake up and be accountable for what you spend regarding our country.

Students arming Syrian terrorist and creating Isis why don’t you look at all the veterans who have no homes?

What did you think of raising the cost of living index for all people who are disabled on SSI and SSDI?

Why don’t you see that every American in every state can live in dignity and peace and have all their Corporal needs met before you think of taking money we don’t have and giving it to other countries?
NOW is a good time to create and adhere to a workable budget, not just hype.

Start caring and acting responsibly and care about America being owned my Americans and how we take care of it now is the gift we will hand down to our children.

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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.

Give a Gift That Keeps Giving: Give To The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army – Ways We Help http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/ways-we-help (Share from CM Browser)

When I was a kid I used to go to The Salvation Army with my mom and we used to pick out what clothes I would wear to school. Now mind you, rich people often wear an outfit once or until they’re tired of it, which could be once. The smart ones donate things that are like brand new and mom and I were experts at finding them.

Thinking back I remember exact outfits I had that would have cost a fortune, but didn’t, thanks to my mother’s ingenuity and persistence and the kind ladys who worked at The Salvation Army that used to be in the historic Garden Grove Main Street shopping district.

My dad gave my mom hell every time she went and bought things for us. Instead he should have thanked her for taking her time, and for providing for his children, that he couldn’t afford to buy clothes for in traditional stores.

The kids at Simmons Elementary thought I was rich, with my beautiful grey wool dress and boots with butterflies embroideried in them. Little did they know it took a lot of looking and time to come up with the outfits I wore, and I was far from being a rich kid.

I felt like a rich kid though when I was with momc, who made me realize that the true worth of someone wasn’t in their bank account but what they valued, their intelligence and their attitude about themselves and the way they treated others.

The Salvation Army mom and I used to go to was replaced by a silly music lesson and dance lesson studio, and it still seems almost sacreligious that our favorite store isn’t there any more.

There are stores in your area, and those stores raise money for the many programs outlined in the story you’ll read when you click on the link at the beginning of this post.
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Images created by Paulette L Motzko

Give a gift that gives to more than just one and in amazing real ways.

Donate your time too this holiday and ring a bell for The Salvation Army to raise more donations at this time of year.

When you give this kind of gift, it lives on in the lives of people you will never see, but you bought them food and shelter and well read on.

God bless you and here is a standing ovation to all the self sacrificing workers who make it all possible.

May you keep doing the great works to the many you help for all time.

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright December 10th, 2014
4:45 p.m.

To Reach Port You Must Not Stay Anchored or Drift-but SAIL! Rick Wagoner & Paulette L Motzko

My good friend Rick Wagoner does something wonderful everyday, throughout the day. He finds some of the best and most positive poignant quotes and shares them with the world on Twitter on @BigDreamFuel.

This post is a tester to see if I could share his tweet that I normally retweet on Twitter with my over 1,400 readers and the over 50 countries that tune in each month.

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Image found on Facebook

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Rick and I like to think with each post we write, we are putting good out in the world and changing people’s thoughts for the better.
When you change someone’s thoughts, you influence their actions for the better.
When you change the actions someone makes, you have just changed their life.

When you change enough lives you have changed the world by your actions.

God bless everyone reading this, and may this be the first in a series of light, empowerment and knowledge shared by Rick Wagoner and I, Paulette Le Pore Motzko.

Have a blessed and productive day.

Make at least one new friend today by finding the saddest and most alone person you can find and talking to them. You will never believe how valuable your words of “how are you” are to them.

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright October 9th, 2014

Check out @BigDreamFuel’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/BigDreamFuel/status/520222239707635712?s=09

Words of Gratitude to My 1,355 Followers on Totally Inspired Mind

Good morning Beautiful World!

I am drinking my morning coffee writing this on my Galaxy S Relay Smart Phone and feeling deeply appreciated by all the new people who have commented to me directly this week.

I am constantly running into new writers in my daily life who want to know how to get started, and I tell them to write every day.

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I also urge them to create a blog for readership, exposure, notoriety and a book list. That is what I did over 6 years ago when I read an article in a Writer’s Market book. I had heard the word “blog” but had no clue what it was and why people would write on it.

Now many years later, I have many different blogs on WordPress and wouldn’t use any other medium. WordPress is the only site where you can have a site up and running for free in a few hours of quality, uninterrupted time.

It also has a “reblog” button allowing you, the blog creator, to share other people’s work without asking their permission.
Most people are grateful when I choose to share their work on one of my sites and I end up corresponding with them.

I want to thank my many readers and followers of Totally Inspired Mind and those who have shared my link with others. 

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Have a blessed day!

Sincerely,

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
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Photo Credits:
Sunflower photo taken by my friend Francesca Cangialosi

Thank You Image found on Pinterest

Photo of Paulette Motzko which was taken by her talented friend Vesna Hanhart in her Las Vegas studio.

8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Updated with images Midnight September 18th, 2014

Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate

Words of Wisdom from General Colin Powell

March 30th, 2014
8:27 p.m.

Colin Powell’s Words of Wisdom

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General Colin Powell…a guy I wish we had as President of The United States. I know he could have looked out for all Americans- rich, poor and the disabled. Now the very rich are looked after well in southern California, but we are badly in need of funding for disabled housing and bus systems.

I want to work to live in a community I can be proud of, where people care about one another again, and aren’t apathetic, walking over homeless in the street!

Written by Paulette L Motzko
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All text below quoted from the book by Colin Powell
My American Journey

The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve. Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity. An important attribute in successful people is their impatience with negative thinking and negative acting people. As you grow, you associations will change. Some of your friends will not want you to go on. They will want you to stay where they are. Friends that don’t help you climb up will want you to crawl. Your friends will stretch your vision or choke your dream. Those that don’t increase you will eventually decrease you.
Consider this:

Never receive counsel from unproductive people. Never discuss your problems with someone incapable of contributing to the solution, because those who never succeed themselves are always first to tell you how. Not everyone has a right to speak into your life. You are certain to get the worst of the bargain when you exchange ideas with the wrong person.
Don’t follow anyone who is not going anywhere.

With some people you spend an evening: with others, you invest it. Be careful where you stop for directions along the road of life. Wise is the person who fortifies his life with the right friendships. If you run with the wolves, you will learn how to howl. But, if you associate with eagles, you will learn to soar to new heights.

“A mirror reflects a man’s face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses.”
The simple but true fact in life is that you become like those with whom you closely associate – for the good and the bad.

Note: Be not mistaken. This is applicable to family as well as friends. Yes…do love, appreciate and be thankful for your family, for they will always be your family no matter what, just know that they are human first and though they are family to you, they may be a friend to someone else and will fit somewhere in the criteria above.

“In Prosperity Our Friends Know Us. In Adversity We Know Our Friends.”
“Never make someone a priority when you are only an option for them.”
“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters.
“Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.”

-Colin Powell

 

 

 

I found this on Facebook but this is quoted from “My American Journey” by General Colin Powell.

I bought the book at Barnes & Noble on April Fool’s Day after I got paid and some writing books I had on hold. My American Journey is fantastic and I wouldn’t have known about it if my friend Judith Salmon hadn’t quoted a part from it on Facebook!

Thanks Judith!

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. – Joseph Addison

“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.” – Joseph Addison

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When was the last time that you smiled at someone or helped someone, just because you were able to?

What do you remember about the way they reacted to you noticing them and being observant of their needs instead of yours?

So often, in the hustle and bustle of living, we get caught up with looking down at either our Smart phones, a book or tuning out with an IPOD earbud, that many have lost the ability to look around and listen to the people around us and pay attention to what is happening at that moment in time– the present.

Give yourself a present, and tune turn the volume up on living and the world you live in and those you come in contact with this week. Watch how it makes a difference in your life and those around you.

Photo taken by Nick F. Belman and Paulette Motzko
Written by Paulette L. Motzko