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

“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.

Bridge To The Light- Poem Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

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Inspired by this photograph by Mena Habeeb entitled “Bridge To The Light”

“Bridge to The Light”

Title by Mena Habeeb

Poem by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Inspired by the quote from the great Helen Keller: “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”- Helen Keller

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

January 15th, 2014

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Sometimes we are Looking on the Horizon for Greater Times to Come.

Seeing the sun peeking at us in a distance and the door to promise just opening with the key in your grasp.

If you only focus on the open door rather than one that has already closed upon you, your eyes will see the new opportunities awaiting you.

Hope is Fueling You with God as your Divine Guide

Determination keeps you grounded

Each day coming closer to the “other side of the bridge”…

Life will keep it’s Promise to you If You Keep Your Promise to It-by Finishing Everything You Start

 Goals are Achieved …with new goals taking the place of the old ones now achieved.

Life’s Cycle Blooms like a Rose and You Are The Master Gardener

The Soil Is Your Passion and What You Are Good At-The DNA of Your Being…

Your Work & Dedication

There are no bad jobs, as every job title is needed and deserves dignity and respect.

Life is a never ending process of Loving, Losing, Learning, Believing, Judging, Becoming & Appreciating.

“: What goes around Comes Around” and “The Good You Give Will Come Back a Thousand fold-when you least expect it will.

Through Daily Diligence with the Ultimate End always In Your Mind

You will Fool the Non-Believers when You Show

Life has no winners in because Life is not a game with players

Life is an eco-system with many people equipped with hearts, souls, loves, values and dreams…that call earth their home.

People share more in common than you know.

Understanding Paves our Bridge to Peace.

We are all given different abilities, strengths and blessings and some curses we must bear with grace

You will never know the crosses your neighbor silently secretly bears. Crosses aren’t worn  on one’s sleeve but in the deepest regions of one’s soul. I have mine and you have yours.

At times you might grow weary and feel as though you are struggling

But Look at Where You Were a year ago and How Far You Have Come…

Sometimes life throws us curve balls we think we didn’t earn…

But you will move past them and surpass your competitors in spite of it all and win-because Your Strength Made You Resilient

Life isn’t a contest but an ever-changing, exciting journey

Where Sometimes Your Destination is Better than You Ever Imaged.

Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know. – Alan Watts

“Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.” –

Alan Watts

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Photography by Paulette L. Motzko, taken at The Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa

Copyright, Paulette L. Motzko

January 15th, 2014

11:21 p.m.

If you aren’t adding joy to a person’s life, what are you adding to it?

Here is the question of the day:

If you aren’t adding joy to a person’s life, then what are you adding?

If you aren’t helping empower someone, what are you doing in their life?

Think about the people you know.

Think about the people you call friends.

When was the last time you did something for one of them, for no good reason, just because you could tell them you appreciate their existence?

Remember that to keep a friend, it has to go both ways.

Be someone of value so you can make people really glad they know you!Image

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An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. – Benjamin Franklin

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

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The more knowledge you have the better the job you will be able to get. The better the job, the more money you will make. The more money you make the less stress you will have. The less stress you have the better you will feel and healthier in mind, body and soul. – Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Life Lessons or (These Things Shouldn’t Have Happened) by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

The Lessons of My Life

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Copyright December 14th, 15th, 2013

As I was sitting at the bus stop waiting for the bus that never came….I was thinking about the many events of this past week-some turbulent and some disappointing and then the things that worked out great that I was responsible for-which are always great.

In life there are times when what we envision is not what it turns out to be. In my case mine is a tragic story that I am determined to make a happy ending.

Let me set the scene for you: It is 2010 and I am recently divorced after a marriage to a real rocket scientist for 15 years. I graduated with honors in a Master’s Certification program in 1997 a few years before with a Master’s Certification in Voluntary Leadership. I was a presenter at The Summit Meeting that year as the CEO and Founder of The Epilepsy Connection. It was one of the high points in my life “proving a lady who is disabled with epilepsy could do the work” as Dick Cheshire had put it when he let me in the program and said I had the Life Experience for the program. At the beginning of the program I told the class of 50 people that “a friend of mine had epilepsy and the subject has always been near and dear to my heart and I knew I could help others who had it.” I did a PowerPoint Presentation with transparencies on an overhead projector that my now ex-husband Mark helped me with, answering what epilepsy was and was not, and explaining in human terms that anyone at any age could acquire it.

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Once the presentation was over and I had answered everybody’s questions I told them that “oh by the way, the friend of mine was me!” People looked shocked at me and many stopped in their tracks and others came up to me with tears in their eyes and gave me the once over with their eyes and then smiled and said to me-“I never would have known!” I was so happy as that is just what I was shooting for. I didn’t tell anyone beforehand because I didn’t anyone having any preconceived notions about me or any biases and I thought it would best illustrate that anyone with epilepsy can do anything by being the prime example.

Another high point of my life was when I lived in Sandy, UT and times were great, not just good.

It was 1986 and I was just married, graduated with my AA in Piano Pedagogy and was building piano students and teaching all the Mormon kids on the block. One wonderful lady who went by the nick name of Friendly Robertson who was years young. She wanted to teach her how to play Chopin Nocturnes in a legato manner. I still have a handwritten book she gave me that with poems she wrote and songs she gave me in my piano bench.  The best memory of my piano teaching days-that lasted 20 years-was when I got a call from Golden West College who asked if they could give my number to The Deaf Children’s Athletic Association. They asked me if I could teach two acutely deaf children piano. I had no idea if I could by the way. I asked how if they had residual hearing-and they did, and each wore two hearing aids to magnify what hearing they had. Justin and Adrienne Chang were their names and they were Japanese prodigies. Their father’s dream was to see their children play songs at a recital. I made that dream and my dream come true. At a recital in Riverdale, Utah they each played 3 songs a piece that I had taught them by signing everything I said to them and also signing the concept of what I said and “turning the audible to visual”….

Seeing someone’s inherent abilities and talents is something I have always been good at, but then my mom was always doing that with me. It is like I can see someone’s inherent abilities lying dormant in their soul, much like the tulip bulbs I planted in Sandy, Utah when I lived there.

I learned in life that some things you only get to enjoy for a while-be it many years or for decades and then they fade like the geraniums mom used to grow needing to be deadheaded of their brown leaves…

Other facets of my life are and will always be the same, like my mother Ramona Lea. She is still my best friend, my cheerleader and a smart, sweet lady, who though she has Alzheimer’s disease, will guarantee to light up a room with her smile and win over even the dullest of personalities. I saw her paint smiles on people’s faces in The World Market. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t wish her the best and that I don’t want the best for her and pray she always remembers me and that the disease doesn’t take my mother away. She inspired me to create “Ramona’s Alzheimer’s Disease Daily” that has about 40 new sources on it with subject like neurology, neuroscience, memory, prevention, caregivers and dementia.

Back to The Lesson of My Life-

After my divorce in 2001 I opted to move back in the duplex I had lived in when I was 24 years old, when my dad bought it because he thought the second house would make a nice rental for me. It did just that for the most part and I got rent and I paid most of the mortgage on their house.

I would have never believed that the same family that I grew up with had the ability to make such rash and callous decisions about my mother’s life and mine.

But they did.

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One of the expensive recliners belonging to my parents Bunker and the gang hacked with an ax because they were too lazy and stupid to sell them and give the money to mom Ramona Le Pore. Sooooo sad!

I cried for weeks after seeing the mass destruction on what Mike Bunker, Brenda Bunker, Michael Le Pore and Robert Le Pore allowed to happen.

Mike Bunker and my brother Mike hacked up with an ax an oak rocking chair I bought mom for mother’s day! I am related to crazy people!

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Mom’s things in her beautiful house thrown all around the sides of it!

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My side of the duplex bought in 1984 and sold my Mike Bunker in June of 2013 for $460,000.
I paid approx $50,000 in rent during that 13 year period.

Hey lawyers…help me here. I know I am entitled to something here.

I would have never believed that they had could take mom from the property as though they abducted her from her own domicile, forcing me to file a missing person’s report. But they did have the audacity.

But the shocked me.

They betrayed me-and I have thought long and hard about the actions of my other siblings, and how their hypocritical actions over the last 5 years illustrates how apathetic and what small human beings they really are.

Mom, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease is a victim of elder abuse just as I was and still am. I am not a senior yet, being 3 years short of being classified a “senior” by the state of CA. I am therefore excluded from countless senior programs that would help me.

I did not create my family but they had the same foundation as I did, but their ideologies and beliefs were distorted over time. I did not change who I was and the strongholds of my belief system I have held onto with an iron-clad grip: integrity, honesty, passion and courage.

Some have it all and don’t even tap into the reserves and talents they were given. Others like myself, defied the odds and though diagnosed with epilepsy went on and was successful as a piano teacher.

I would be a piano teacher now if my upright grand wasn’t in storage! Being on ssi I am entitled to earn money and still collect it, to a certain point. I made $200 per student a month or $50 an hour. I taught nearly every kid in Sandy, Utah by them merely seeing the piano being rolled in our living room. The usual questions were:

1. Do you play piano?
2. Do you teach
3. How much do you charge?
4. I have —- kids and when can we start?

Then the cycle begins and their kids will learn how to play a song within a week, learn how to read sheet music, stage, ear training and theory plus presence, confidence etc.
With my piano in storage it is like having my hands tied behind my back! I have lost income and gained stress culminating with a diagnosis of PTSD!

Do I use the state of CA for stress and my diagnosis of PTSD, a year of hell, money that I used to have paid on hotels because with only $886 a month in ssi, all the greedy people who rent rooms in southern CA want $600 to $800 to live in their bedrooms? That leaves me with not enough to pay my phone bill and internet and storage bills.

I put an ad on supershopper.org and Craig’s List to exchange one of the many valid services for a room in a non smoking household where I could cook and clean for a family. No worthwhile responses only 3 men ages 25, 48 and 50 who wanted casual sex for a place to live of which I said NO.

I told the 25 year old, who had a girl friend, to look up the word integrity and STDs.

It is a sad state of affairs that you have to be diagnosed with something like depression or PTSD before programs and housing programs open up for you!

I went to Huntington Beach Hospital last night and took myself via bus. I couldn’t find any of my friends that would either answer their phones or who would even answer a text back! That did not impress me, by the way!

I made it down there because I suspected that something was terribly wrong with me, and I was 100% right. Like all my assumptions, after doing research on the topic, I am usually 99% correct. I was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder by the doctor that talked to me for the longest time.

I asked him to shut the door and then just told him the key points that had happened to me over the last year. He told me that I was amazingly strong and I should be proud of everything I had been through.

I was stressed out and felt as though the stress was accumulating like the water on top of a – cooler in my bathroom in Utah-that eventually caused the ceiling to tumble down when my now-ex-husband and I went to dinner. We went out to dinner and when we came home water was coming down from the smoke detector like a waterfall-just missing my upright grand piano! The most amazing part of the ceiling blowing out and falling down because Mark didn’t turn the swamp cooler off for the winter-was that in the Victorian bathroom, the ceiling fell down to the rafters and all the bisque porcelain figurines in there were not broken, and a pair of antique bisque praying hands were standing up in the bath tub straight up!

I resent that after doing everything right and choosing NOT to smoke or drink or do drugs all my life that there are no support services available for someone like myself.

I want to be the first intelligent white lady with no kids who refused to be treated like a second class citizen because I knew what birth control was and the real facts of life at 9 years old. (I grew up early and wanted real answers and not the stork story!)
More women should be responsible and accountable for their actions where sex and birth control are concerned. There are far too many illegitamate kids being “raised” without fathers to mothers who are 16 years old.
It has become quite a scam having kids to “get the $800 a month” per kid. I was told by countless social workers at the Garden Grove Medical and Food Stamp office to “get a kid and you will get $100!” I love kids, couldn’t have kids for medical reasons-epilepsy- but thought of adopting when I was married but we thought the $20,000 fees were outrageous..so we didn’t.

All the housing programs go to families first and I am not a family, so I am disregarded as though invisible.

I am not envisible or non-existant.

They should put a sign on the front of the Medical office and welfare office that reads: “if you are single or divorced and you don’t have a child we don’t care about you, your life and how you survive financially.” That is the truth.

It took me 7 years to get Medical at the Garden Grove office. When my new medicines Vimpat $20 a pill and Tegretol over $300 a month were forcing me to sell things to afford it, I put two and two together and realized all the people who turned me down were Vietnamese with the last name Nguyen. I had been told a bogus statement that I needed a kid to get medical, which was false. I threatened to sue all the parties personally for FRAUD to the director of the director and got the director named Barbara to fax my information to Sacramento labeled URGENT and had my medicine paid for $100 in a week.

Why this fight though?

Racial discimination against white people exists in Orange County, especially in Garden Grove and Little Saigon.
I am American and among the things I want to do is to crack down on this kind of abuse. An article was in the Walls Street Journal last year how in Vietnam they brag how they take advantage and abuse our welfare system in the USA.

I don’t hate Vietnamese people but I hate racist people and I am the victim of a hate crime that gave preferential treatment to the Vietnamese. I was told in Garden Grove by over 20 Vietnamese they “didn’t want a white piano teacher!” When I heard that I was appauled and shocked and outraged, as I still am now.

I became a displaced worker because of their hatred and bias and stupidity and would probably still have an income stream. I do writing, marketing and photography now with CARestaurantShowCase.com and do what I can.

Our house was a beautiful six bedroom Cape Cod style house with dormer windows and 3 bathrooms. The place was so big that we had my sister and her husband and three kids over and rented beds for all of them. I had a regular bed and breakfast and at that time they were normal and nice people and didn’t have a bad or malicious streak at all. That was to come later down the line when I divorced. Their care for me was in direct proportion to how much money I made a year. My best friends and when I lovingly invited them all to massive parties where I wanted to create memories –not just dinner parties. I did. And though they all have selective memory now, remembering only what they want to-it happened.

In time the bathroom was rebuilt and it after builders came and remodeled, you would have never known anything happened. Thank heaven we had good insurance with State Farm!

How can someone change like a chameleon that magnifies the colors of its surroundings? A counselor can ask them for years what did it-jealousy, envy or just caring more about money and making a quick profit than to mom’s feelings or mine. I think that was it.

I have no idea where I am going with this story here, but it makes me feel better writing it. Once a person becomes an adult at 18 years of age it is their choice who they keep in their life.

When I was moving, I thought and then rethought again everything I wrapped up in a box. I got so tired of packing and it amazed me how much “stuff” I had collected over my 52 years young!

I had read a book on simplifying your life and scaling down what I owned before I made the move to prepare me to take only what I loved and what made me smile when I looked at it. Ask yourself if you love it enough to dust it. You might be surprised what your answers are.

That is the same motto I take to the people in my life. Do they make you smile? Do they bring you up? Support your dreams? If you answer “yes” to all those questions, then you have a keeper there. If you answered one “no” then you better rethink how that person fits into your life.

If you have people in your life that have withered and turned into people who are abusive and tear you down, then if you have tried discussing with them the problems but nothing seems to work, then remove them from you life. You will suffer if you don’t.

After 1653 words were typed I am going to sign off and leave you with these words of wisdom. Think about what you would like to hear when you say something to someone else.

Everybody please pray that Paulette Le Pore Motzko gets the housing voucher she needs to afford a nice place of her own here in CA. Also, if you want to write a congressman or influential person in CA to put pressure on them, be my guest! The most who speak out about something, the more likely things will CHANGE. Also, go beyond me and write your local congressmen and women to add more funding to the Urban Housing Authority’s HUD Housing Program so more vouchers can be created. A ten year wait is a joke and an insult to the intelligence of every person on SSI and SSDI. We don’t want to see displaced disabled people at the bus stops and trying to take care of themselves, along with veterans, who are in the same “boat”, if you will.

I learned to take care of yourself first and make sure you are alright and have what you need, and then you will be more apt to have strength reserves to take care of everybody else.

Write you congressmen and women and contact The Urban Housing Authority in the State of CA in Sacramento, and in The Urban Housing Authority in the largest city in your state. Write and tell what you see in the streets, get involved and watch your efforts blossom into better lives for all people.

For now until today at least until this morning, for a week I was staying at The Super 8 Hotel in Westminster, CA which for he money at $65 a night is one o the nicest, cleanest places around-if you have to “live in a hotel” and can’t afford Residence Inn-with full kitchens, like Boeing used to pay for when I was married.

The way things change is to SHOW THE TRUTH and MAKE PEOPLE CARE.

I took photos of my hotel room and intended on creating  story that would include and show how I was living since evicted in April 2012 by Mike Bunker.

He needs someone to cultivate a moral conscious and explain why what he did was wrong and still is wrong, since he has cut all communication between mom and I for a year.

Thank you Ron Bittelari for sending me the money to make staying here possible. You are even more generous and caring than my ex was.

I have the most kind caring friends.

Do you know anyone who also has been working on getting subsidized housing?

What is your story?

We can team up and work together to put pressure on our leaders who keep saying with a blank expression “there is a 10 year wait for more housing vouchers.” What are we supposed to do until then?

If you make too much $ then you risk losing medical. Silly rules, if you ask me.

There is a song by Kelly Clarkson called “Stronger” that is my mantra and perfectly describes me and what God has felt it necessary for me to go through along with the poor social workers, welfare programs and lies told to me by Vietnamese workers in both the Garden Grove Medical office and social security offices.

If you are caucasion on ssi or ssdi, on medical or are trying to get one of those benefits, what would you think if I told you I was lied to 100% of the time by 100% of the Vietnamese in the welfare system? I was.

It happened.

That is not a racial comment as I still have Vietnamese friends who admit the abuse goes on but they speak English and know many put them in a bad light.

For those on ssi and ssdi or medical be leary and be alert. I personally now, after being lied to, suffering, doing without and living a substandard existence because of false information given by Vietnamese people now will not allow them to wait on me.

I was married to a rocket scientist for 15 years and I use logic. I try to increase the odds of being successful to 100% in everything I do. If you know something hasn’t worked, then don’t do it again. If you know that by doing something else, it increases your odds of accomplishing something, by all means do it.

People get upset when I say this, but it is fact. Abuse happens until it happens with me, then it stops for good and I also set mendates so it never happens again.

I would reccomend going to the Santa Ana Social Security office because they have a wide demographic of all people-Mexican, Filipino, Japanese, Vietnamese, Caucasion. It was refreshing. In one day the underpayment of $400 a month that the Garden Grove office did to me for SSI was increased $200 in one day. Then by going every week, not letting up, until I saw every director there…it is now $886 a month. I refused to let Vietnamese wait on me and by asking for another caucasion person I never had to worry about a hate crime.

If people are racist they shouldn’t be allowed to work at the social security office or any other place that is supposed to treat everyone the same.

We should employ a questionnaire to people coming over from other countries asking them what they are BRINGING to the UNITED STATES and why they are coming. Also a charcter assessment should be given to screen out racists and white haters. Nobody wants to talk about it but that just eneded as I type this sentence.

I am talking to the law dept at Chapman University where I graduated, and I will get representation to sue and get monetary compensation, sue for fraud, the people, who I know by name.

It is the principal here.

I believe everybody is the same and just with others felt the same way.

Once we clean up the fraud and what I believe is the Vietnamese are purposely turning white people down for benefits to bring more of their own kind in.
I talk to people.
I am observant and see who is going out with something and act like a reporter & journalist asking others and find similar stories. I am the only one that will underveil the abuse and stop it once and for all. Every American, white, single lady I have talked to had the same horror stories as me.

Yet I talked to a Mexican family, not even American citizens, who received Medical, Food Stamps and money to live per month in 20 minutes!!!

What do you call that?

On the application they ask if you are Latino. I refused to say because I said, does that mean I get the benefits if I am?

This kind of nonsence goes on in America and it is wrong and against my civil rights.

I want a news station to go in to both offices and see what they find. I bet my assumptions are correct.

I know I am talking about three things in this post:
My life
My background, intelligence, education, hud housing, vouchers
Ssi, ssdi
Racism
Hate crimes
Preferential treatment to Latinos, Asians, Families, Women with kids from many fathers
No help for people who tried to do things right
Racial profiling on ssi and medical and food stamps apps
American citizens are given the backseat to needed programs helping disabled survive
Subsidized housing going hand in hand with ssi ssdi

Increasing funding for subsidized housing
Lowering the epidemic proportions of sad displaced disabled people like myself

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
December 16, 2013

Happy birthday Brenda-Paulette’s sister who helped make her homeless in April 2013.

I have no idea how my oldest sister Brenda Bunker and her poor excuse of a husband can sleep at night with what they did. Some have a conscious and others don’t. Some have souls and some do not.

Bunker was unfortunately made power of attorney by my demented father who is dead, assigning care of my mother and all his personal assetts, along with the house I paid on for 13 years.

I need a good, hard hitting attorney to make this right and have a good ending. One who cares about elder abuse and disabled people. Since mom didn’t know what she was signing and dad didn’t realize he was giving power to a man who would abuse the power given.

My goals:

Remove Mike Bunker from power of attorney
Assign someone to manage my mother’s funds and medical other than me. I need to take care of myself and that is all.
I already made enough sacrifices in my life

Get a house or apartment on some kind of subsidized housing plan in a safe area, since I do not drive.

Sue Mike Bunker for harrassment, stress and going to the hospital numerous times with breakthrough seizures.

I would be seizure free with a place I can call HOME again.
With all the money I saved the state for the 13 years I helped pay my parent’s mortgage, made meals for them etc I feel the state of CA owes me! Especially since I had 0 income during the time I was wrongly turned down for medical and social security after my divorce in 2001.

photos will be added later today when I go to a place with wifi. My Verizon Jetpack is maxed out of time so I am writing this via my Android MyTouch phone.

2:02 p.m.
December 16th, 2013

I want to air this on a major news station or in The Orange County Register. Good things will happen as a result of it. I know it.

Share Your Country….

Share Your Country....

This was created for the feature called “Share Your Country” on my first blog and networking cooking site called “Cooking Up a Storm All Over The World!”
http://www.CookingUpaStorminCA.ning.com

I ask all 534 regular followers and over a thousand readers to share your country here of photos of beautiful places showing your main streets and favorite places.

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. 

All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet. Wangari Maathai

“All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.” – Wangari Maathai

I hope that the citizens of the world can unite to help the 1200 who died in the typhoon in The Philippines. There is a link in another post showing how you can donate medical supplies and other needed things there through UNICEF.

I also hope the storn bypasses Vietnam entirely and dissipates like harmless water vapor. Mother Nature has done enough damage for now.

Paulette Motzko
November 9th, 2013
8:20 a.m.

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How are you doing today? If you are OK, that is pretty darn good all things considered.

Being that I take the bus in southern CA, I come in contact with a wide variety of people through the course of my day.
I would say 60% of the people who ride the 29 bus going south are like me, normal people who are trying to do their best in life, or going or coming from work. I don’t know what the actual ratios are, but it seems the other 40% are on drugs, meth, aloholics, out of work or surfer dudes that think that doing nothing all day or surfing is a way of life.
Then there are the many OCTA let’s on the bus with no fare, who come to me like ants on honey, asking for money for the fare.

If you have a job now, consider yourself blessed, even if it may not be the perfect job for you- it still is a job that compensates you in dollars for the time you put in. Many are still looking here.

If you have a place to live you call home, consider yourself doubly blessed. I see disabled people every day in wheelchairs carrying boxes. Guess what the box is? The box is their home!

I see Veterans holding signs of “help me” trying to afford their next night in a hotel. Those last two observations are wrong. They shouldn’t be at all. I want to lobby in congress in Orange County allowing all disabled people and veterans to live in dignity. I know I am just at the beginning but I will accomplish what I say, as I have accomplished other things in my life.

I never dreamed I would ever see a time like this where there was such a proliferation of homeless people all over. The county of Orange needs to address these issues though and also simply care about the disabled community, which I am one of, and our blessed veterans who sacrificed their bodies and minds for The United States.

I am here at Norm’s a place I have been coming for 25 years in Huntington Beach. I heard a waitress say to customers “How are you two doing?” They replied “OK”. She said “that’s all, just OK?” Well inreality OK is pretty darn good these days when you consider what the opposite is!

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When I saw the image I thought of my mother Ramona Lea Le Pore and I am her voice and advocate making sure gets what is coming to her, financially from her property my brother in law sold, and her quality of life and rights to see me whenever she wants.

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I have always stood up for people my whole life. If it wasn’t for my mom, when my dad was yelling at her, it was for the many who had epilepsy and the disabled community in general.

People matter and when you change the life of one, you just changed the world.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
November 6th, 2013
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Paulette Le Pore Motzko-The Lady Behind the Award Winning Blog-Totally Inspired Mind

Thank You For Giving Me The Versatile Blogger Award

Some Interesting Facts About Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Her 15 Nominees for The Versatile Blogger Award

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After a very long day and a 30 minute bus ride home after sitting outside waiting for the bus almost an hour-due to a bus breaking down-I made it home and just missed the rain.

I made a wonderful salad with mixed greens, spinach, and roasted sweet peppers put it on <a href=”http://www.CookingUpaStormWithMissPolly.com”

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>http://www.CookingUpaStormWithMissPolly.com and then I saw a notification from my friend Amreen on the blog called “Paint The World With Words” http://painttheworldwithwords.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/the-versatile-blogger-award/

Amreen said she nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award! Thank you Amreen. You give me a warm feeling about the work I put into my words and crafting them into what I hope has merit, to not just myself but the world.

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She made my day and made me really pleased that I spent so many hours fine tuning the last post about having a moral consciousness in the world, and then making it come alive with images yesterday.

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Some interesting things about Paulette Le Pore Motzko

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1.     I was diagnosed with complex partial epilepsy when I was nine years old. She almost died before she was a year old…high fever, went into convulsions and then a coma for many days until Dr Storks saved me life so I could eventually write the words that the world was supposed to read years later. I almost died 4 times in my life and before my epilepsy was under the great control it is now, I used to have 50 or more seizures a day and was what the super specialists call “intractable”. I was nearly killed in a car crash-when I was driving-over 15 years ago, and God was on my side as nobody was injured. I will never forget the applause and standing ovation I heard when all my neighbors all lined up and down the street saw the car I was in enmeshed in the chain link fence of a school yard! When I finally moved I heard people screaming and clapping and the firemen saying “Thank God She’s Alive!” So, it didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out at that moment, it would be buses and drivers for me for the rest of my life. Driving isn’t all it is cracked up to be any how. The next standing ovation I hear and see will be for my award wining books or a song I wrote or a fabulous dish I created that is healthy and good. That will be more like it!

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3.     I love music playing classical guitar and piano and writing music. I taught piano for 20 years ages 6 to 86. I couldn’t earn a living with it after my divorce so I  re-created myself and read every writing book out there…and am a Copy Writer, Content Writer and earn money as a freelance writer, product photographer, food photographer that works with restaurants shooting interiors/exteriors and the food for digital menus like these:

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4.Was married to a real rocket scientist for 15 years and even though have been divorced since 2001, I learned a lot from him and will always take that wisdom through life.

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5.     My mother Ramona Lea Le Pore gave me life, confidence, was my cheerleader and is responsible for the attitude I have towards life-that with passion, and drive-anything is possible. My best friend when I was nine years old was Cheryl Lightcap, who was totally blind. She and I were hated by everybody but we were different. Children can be ruthless that way. They will throw a rock at anyone or anything they don’t understand. Mom was my “Anne Sullivan” and my teacher and taught me to read when I was 4 years old and once I learned phonetics, the world was my pearl. (I don’t like oysters!)
Mom has Alzheimer’s disease now but she is alive and well and I will see her very soon bearing gifts and great news of my new place.

Paulette and her dear mom Ramona Lea at The Corner Bakery at Bella Terra where it is like family. This was taken last year 2012.

Paulette and her dear mom Ramona Lea at The Corner Bakery at Bella Terra where it is like family. This was taken last year 2012.

6.     My grandfather Alberto Le Pore was a chef. He was from Argentina. My Nanny (Dad’s mother) lived with when I was 9 years old, an important age in my life. I was diagnosed with epilepsy, began playing the piano and writing music, began my love of cooking and cook books, read and wrote voraciously.

7.     I only associate with kind, caring, compassionate people who care about the world, the environment and those around us. I am not a hypocrite. I say what I mean and mean what I say but I am not Popeye!

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8.     I have a good sense of humor and a young attitude towards life and living. Even though I am amazingly five decades old, I know my best years are still ahead of me. Your attitude is the single most important thing you will need every day to be successful, achieve your goals and be selective on who you associate throughout your life. The more positive people you have in your life, the better your life with be, like sunshine coming through a window. The sunshine is them, the window is YOU!

9.     Writing words that I know the world will read and remember and hopefully look back to is extraordinarily gratifying. I took every class my high school offered and had the best English teachers to this day. One of them in Creative Writing said to me: “Pretend you are looking through the viewer of a Nikon camera and describe what you are talking about to someone as though they have never seen it in the world. Pretend you are seeing through a telephoto lense.” Her words, along with Mrs. Eva Covington’s, who gave me a Buxton jewelry box for graduation were timeless. She said: “ Some think I am an old lady that doesn’t’ know what she’s talking about and think the class is boring but I say this:  “You will want to learn to love English and grammar class not because it is exciting but because it is the technical side and mechanics of the language you will use the rest of your life. When you have a command of the English language you will: Speak Better, Get Better Jobs, Be Have More Friends, Be able to get up in front of people without hesitating and you will be more successful. She was right.

10.  I was the CEO and Founder of The Epilepsy Connection, a grassroots organization that I created and maintained until my divorce in 2001, when the needs of the one-me-came first before the needs of the many. Last time I looked at the domain that I bought and created, someone else was running an organization by that name, but it was not me. I might work with him some day to help raise money for services for those with the disorder because I care about it very much.

11.  I am writing a cook book that I hope will be completed this time next year.

12.  I love traveling, even though I don’t do enough of it.

13.  I used to collect tea pots. Now I just love using and enjoying what I have and own.

14.  Other topics that interest me are: Music, Politics, Astronomy, Science, Children and Education, Business, Marketing, Computers, Photography, Web Development, Reading and Fashion, Self -Empowerment and Psychology.

15.  I have 50 songs I wrote and copyrighted in the Library of Congress and want to see on a CD one day

 

 

 

Paulette Le Pore Motzko’s personal choice winners of The Versatile Blogger Award:

1.     Paint The World With Words at http://www.Painttheworldwithwords.wordpress.com

2.     Susan Lattwein at http://www.SusanLattwein.wordpress.com

3.     Looking  For Reasoning To a Complicated World   http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/pictures-that-will-make-you-smile-all-about-love-sometimes/

 

4.     http://www.lavenderreflections.wordpress.com

5.     Caterina at http://www.kissmeunderthepinkblossomree.wordpress.com

6.     Luki Lutvia at http://www.lukilutviasite.wordpress.com

 

7.     Alina who created http://www.Alinamor.wordpress.com

 

8.     Sara Frye who created Living Life and Testing Limits One Step at a Time- http://www.sarafry.wordpress.com

 

9.     A Small Act of Kindness: http://www.smallactsofkindness.wordpress.com

 

10.  Don Charisma at http://www.doncharisma.org

 

11.  Sally Ann Frederick at http://www.SallyAnnFrederickTudor.wordpress.com

 

12.  Karin at http://www.middleofmystory.wordpress.com

 

 

13.  Rupa at http://www.RupaCoach.wordpress.com

 

14.  Dave at http://www.ThePhotography.wordpress.com

 

15.  Anna Maria at http://www.HappinessSecrets.wordpress.com

 

After doing this and the many wonderful and talented people I have “met” via the world of computers and WordPress, I am going to create a database on Excel of the first and last names, blog names and URL’s of the people I am becoming great friends with on Word Press. My dad had me memorize the school rosters when I was a kid. He said it will help you remember people’s names, which will be a great asset when you get older. It also shows that you care enough to remember it. Sometimes I have trouble remember first names alone, but never the whole name. I have a photographic memory and remember what the name looks like on paper and then what it sounds like phonetically. It is a trick I might teach people in the future when my books are closer to being printed.

 

After 1,043 words are typed, I think it is time to sign off now!

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 deserved to be treated with respect and dignity.

I wish somehow our leaders would send more MEDIATORS instead of building and financing more BOMBS.

It is through peaceful negotiations that we can ever hope to break through archaic barriers and the shackles of prejudice.

I hope I help write a speech one day that will help The United States of America sign a lasting Peace Treaty.

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War kills and kills 99% innocent people for the one you aim for!

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
October 21st, 2013

1:00 a.m.

Once You Start a Working On Something, Don’t Be Afraid of Failure & Don’t Abandon It….

“Once you start a working on something, don’t be afraid of failure and don’t abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.” – Chanakya

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Images from Pinterest, second image from StayPositive.me

What work or goal or project have you started recently?

What keeps you motivated and centered on your goal?

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

October 16th, 2013
12:37 midnight

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 good in you, kind in you draws from.

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Two wrongs don’t make a right and just because you around people who are abusive, racists, show hatred or even stupid..RISE ABOVE THEM AND SHOW CLASS, INTELLIGENCE and INTEGRITY. Later you will be glad you did.

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If you are upset, go somewhere where you find peace and comfort and come back when you have calmed down and cooled off and know you are in a better state of mind.

Wherever it is where you can go, think more clearly. Even if you need to stay for a few hours, try and do so. What you will find, from my personal experience, is you will feel refreshed and feel better about making any important decision(s) you need to.

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Photo Montage Created by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

The world can go crazy all around you, and in many respects mine is now, but it doesn’t mean you have to go crazy with it.

Create a list of the things that bother you most and then write the solutions to them.

Stay centered on your solutions every day.

Give yourself credit for how far you have come each day.

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
October 5th, 2013
5:03 p.m.

Photo Montage created by
Paulette Le Pore Motzko Photography Studios

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry…

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” – Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde’s words made me think here and then re-think what exactly he meant.

In my opinion what he is saying is:

We imitate way too often in life. From the thoughts we think to the opinions we claim are our own. Many are afraid to say anything out of the ordinary, even if they might be totally right and have valid points to make.

I think the most boring people around and also the most annoying are those who won’t state their opinion about anything. They fear someone will disagree with them so they say nothing at all.

Even worse is the person who could have turned in the cell phone they found in a bathroom stall so the rightful owner could have a chance at cleaiming their world and contacts and information contained therin. (I mention that specific example because I turned one in last night when I found in sitting in the bathroom.) The opportunities are all over though to make that difference, if you only feel like it.

When was the last time you stood up for a cause you felt strongly about?

Sign a petition on Care.org and become involved with making a difference in the world, one signature at a time.

I know everybody speaks of how many followers one has on Twitter or Face Book or other networking sites. When was the last time you thought of “where you are leading people to”?

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When Oscar Wilde said their lives are a mimicry, it is because few set the pace for others or are TREND SETTERS….showing the way to better or newer ways of doing things or thinking.

By saying “their passions are a quotation” I think Oscar Wilde meant instead of us making the most out of what are strenths and passions are enabling us to be quoted one day, we “retweet” other’s words instead of writing or creating something with the intent for it to have lasting longevity.

I hope this made you think in new and enlightening ways.

If it did, I did my job as a writer.

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright October 2, 2013

3:51 a.m.

October 2, 2013

“Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.”

“Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.” – Woody Allen

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I was never a big Woody Allen fan but when I ran into this winner from him I totally agree. I have seen both sides of the fence, and I pick hands down the time when I was married and had no financial worries.

I am a happier, smartier more resilient person in so many ways, but anyone who thinks money is evil, doesn’t know what you can buy with it!

Money buys me no worries.

I am a disabled lady who doesn’t wear that fact on my back.
You can cure cancer with money by paying the best researchers in the world to look for the cure.

I am sure most people don’t think of it that way, but it is a fact.

I simplly want a place to live and my expensive medical care paid for. I don’t have that now.

After fighting the Mexicans and Vietnamese to get Medical Insurance for 7 years and winning because I nearly sued for FRAUD because I proved I was turned down because I didn’t have a kid? If you are white, kidless and American and you are applying for any kind of aid, watch it! You as good as nonexistent in the welfare system. After being tossed around in the welfare system after my divorce I speak truth here.
If you are applying for insurance, go to the director and you will have to hammer on them over and over.

Something is really wrong when a disabled American lady cannot get insurance, sits 7 hours and gets nothing. A Mexican indigent (I asked in my Muey Pochito Espanol Spanish), not an American citizen, and walked out with every benefit, including food stamps in 20 minutes!

We are giving money, benefits and more to migrant farm workers, refugees and we are turning away people like me who have lived in Orange County 40 years and in the USA 52.

How can we fix this mess?

Looking at Las Vegas, NV and Albuquerque, New Mexico..
I can something with no program there, just more affordable.

We treat the disabled like garbage in CA and veterans are right there with all the disabled living out of hotels and on the street. Take the bus like I do and you will see the real world legislators!

I am working with the social service depts of these states, trying to make it a clean move so none of my benefits end.

Yes, money provides and people who are disabled have astronomical medical bills just to get from one day to the next. My medicine that works the best of anything I have ever been costs thousands per year.

Money gives me peace of mind and allows me to live the kind of life I lived when I lived in Huntington Beach, Orange and Utah in my big houses in nice neighborhoods. A woman who doesn’t drive-like me- needs to be in a good area.

It makes no sense how Obama can tell the American people to do what is constitutional when he cannot even follow his own advice!

I am going to change subjects and talk about the Obama for a moment.
Money is something that I am seeing everybody I know lacking. All my friends, who are intelligent people have seen better times financially. The only people who are doing better since Obama. He signed off on cutting a billion dollars from the Food Stamp program, what a guy!

What an uncompassionate guy who doesn’t rely (like I do and many others I know do.)

I have never felt more like crazy people run the country than now. What kind of ethics and moral call did the government rationalize when they chose to ream the poor to give billions to the oil companies, Libya etc and then borrow from China to it all?

We must look like idiots to other countries.

If I was president, the budget would be balanced and I would start working on paying that God Forsaken Debt of ours that everybody wants to IGNORE.

People would be insured for health care and prescriptions just like MA did. I learned a lot from being married to a real Rocket Scientist for 15 years. It is working in MA and everybody has health insurance. They pay a little for it, but they are insured.

Obama’s brain dead is making cuts in medicare, insurance and food stamps. What good did it do?

Very simply, in life you do what works and keep doing it over again. Learn from your mistakes and don’t ever do it again!

I think Einstein said “to do over again what doesn’t work is insanity!”

That is exactly what Obama is doing and the government is his right hand man.

All the readers that read Totally Inspired Mind are bright, civic minded people who care about topics like the world, the environment and other morally conscious things.

What ideas do you have to see more employed so more can count more MONEY in their paychecks?

I am happy the minimum wage was increased to the highest it has ever been in history.

What ideas do you have for our country and what would you write president Obama if you could?

Guess what, you CAN!

You can even arrange a meeting with him, if you so desired.
There is a way to it and you can read more about it on The White House website.

In the order of importance health comes first, because without it, you have shit. (Sorry but I have been disabled since 4 and diagnosed with complex partial epilepsy January 1971….awhile.) Money comes number two. Money it is a tool to accomplish things, give things, live a good quality life.

Love comes down the list for me.

After choosing to pay the mortgage on my parent’s duplex, I was thrown like rubbish on the street of April of this year….
Mom who has Alzheimer’s disease was not reponsible for this. My demon like brother-in-law Mike Bunker did it with my sister smiling all the way. He wanted the money from my mom’s duplex and I was simply in the way.

My family consist of people who I know, friends who have become family and I can smile because I made meals for mom and dad even in the worst of their dementia. I didn’t steal things out of mom’s place and refused to buy cartons of cigarrettes for my mom.

In 2001 I was divorced and financially I could have bought a property in cash, but I chose to help my folks out. Was it a good thing in the end? No. I keep trying to find the good at all.
The good is: I am not them. I have integrity and values and am not a hypocrite I refuse to associate with anyone who is less of a human being and doesn’t share my values.

What is better than money?

Health and having what few things I value and cherish around me in my own place, with medical insurance to cover it and friends to enjoy meals I make (in my gourmet kitchen) and songs I play on my grand piano….that I miss in storage now. It is all being moved in a larger & cheaper storage vault. I wish I could just move period, but more moolah has to be saved to make it possible, unless I got a Federal Grant.

What is better than that, nothing really….having people all over the world read what I write and enjoy it like I do and making money doing what I love, which I hope will be happening soon.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

The majority of people permit relatives, friends, and the public at large to so influence them…

“The majority of people permit relatives, friends, and the public at large to so influence them that they cannot live their own lives, because they fear criticism.” – Napoleon Hill

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What would you do if you didn’t worry about who would criticize you for doing it?

Would it make you happy?

Would you be good at it?

Paulette Motzko

September 27, 2013
225 p.m.

Kindness is Contageous by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

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I went to Del Taco one morning last week, primarily to get something to drink and wait until the restaurant I really was interested in doing a story and photos for-opened!

I saw a young man, limping, actually nearly crawling, supporting his weight on about anything he could find to do it with-planters, garbage cans etc. I then saw him picking through the trash looking for what would be his “breakfast”! It made me sick, made me wonder what happened to him, and wonder how could a young kid (about 20 years old) end up in such a pathetic state.

He stood next to me at the counter and was going to try and buy something to eat. He counted his 50 cents in change and no matter how much he counted it would never end up to the cheapest thing on the menu- (one dollar) on their value menu.)

I could have given him fifty cents or five bucks and I chose the 5 bucks, and knew it wouldn’t even be able to scrape the surface of the things he needed to help himself.

I gave him the five because he didn’t ask for it. When I did he looked like I had given him a million dollars and had tears in his eyes and smiled a smile that would beckon the saints in the heavens. His name is Richard and there are a lot of guys like Richard I run into these days with the epidemic of homelessness in the United States that President Obama has his back turned to. His friends are oil companies that he gives billions of dollars to each year even though they are a company, and are generating over ten billion a year!

There is something criminal about that and it irkes me how the we can allow that kind of misallocations of funds. I don’t and hope in time I can change that with other American intelligent citizens speaking out in a proactive way.

As for Richard, I remembered there was a Salvation Army on the corner. I also pictured in my head the many walkers and rollators that I thought they might have to help him stabilize his weight.

My Android My Touch phone was dead, but the lady named Karen next to me gave me her iPhone to call and see if they had one. They had 5 of them. Would you believe that Karen, a woman I had never seen or heard of until walking into a Del Taco, drove down to get Richard a walker that was better than any one my dad had (who was nearly paralyzed before his death last September)? She did.

When she came back, even though Richard was over six feet tall, the walker fit him perfectly. I went to give Karen the $12 for the walker and she wouldn’t take it.

She told me it gave her joy to go do it and besides, it was my idea after all.

That event, was the single, coolest thing that happened to me this week, and just wanted to share it with you all.

I wish all who read this health, peace of mind, and I hope one day, if you see something you can do that would change someone’s life, if even in a small way, that wouldn’t bankrupt you, that you would think of doing it.

Sure there are a lot of people acting like they are homeless to get a buck for their booze or drugs. But then again, there are people who have simply seen one bad event after another and who need someone to simply CARE.

 

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Copyright September, 2013

Try and Be Someone’s Answered Prayer

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Maybe it is because I grew up being a very sickly, disabled kid that no other kid liked (because I was “different”), but I was always a sensitive person who learned big words at a young age and knew the meaning of compassion- Today when I see a door that needs someone to open it, I simply walk over and open it for the man with the cane who is trying to carry his coffee and open the heavy, weighted door.

Many people go through life comparing themselves with others. Here is my advice on that: The moment you stop comparing what you do with other’s is the minute you will do what is right and not what is easy, and pave new pathways to better solutions.

Very simply put…

If you see a need, try and fill it.

If you see a wrong, do everything in your power to make it right, if you can.

If you know things could better for more than yourself about an issue that affects millions of people…if something was changed…as in medical insurance, the epidemic of homelessness I have seen in Orange County, CA, or doing something to create more jobs…do it!

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On the way on the bus I met a man named Johnny who was out of work over a year. I asked him if he would be willing to try something new in a new industry, and he was receptive.

I heard that Panera Bread is hiring in all positions now and told him to apply for manager training or be trained as a master baker. He loved both ideas and is going there this week.

I know people in the food industry and I get around.

In a funny way I was Johnny’s Answered Prayer.

To become someone’s answered prayer you can’t walk around with your ear piece on pretending the homeless don’t exist and ignoring the poor disabled guy who for some God-forsaken reason is crippled from the war serving this great country of ours but has no home after he gave his life and permanently crippled from it!!

It is things like that which will annoy me until I see that I have peace of mind knowing I made grand efforts to change them to make things “the way they should be”!

Who can you help today that didn’t even ask for it?

What cause do you know by your actions can help more than yourself?

I hope this post makes you think in new and energizing ways.
If I did that, then it was worth writing it.
You will need to unplug your stupid ear piece from time to time and really listen to what is going on in the world around you, and the people in it.

You will have to look around, be perceptive, intuitive and look for things that don’t look right, and not be afraid to ask if thing’s are alright.

Can you remember when the last time you looked eye to eye with your husband, wife or partner and talked around the dining table…with no cell phones around?

Probably not for a long time, if you are like most families.

Try it.

Unplug yourself and tune in to the sounds of a bird chirping, people talking and the world in general.

Maybe you will be someone’s Answered Prayer this week. It isn’t hard to do. It all begins with a “hello” and a genuine, simple “How are You”?

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright August 26th, 2013
6:56 p.m.

Kind Words May Be Short and Easy To Speak But Their Echoes Are Truly Endless

Mother Teresa said those words when she was living a saint’s life doing good works for lepers and the needy in Calcutta.

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I compare good works and especially the recognition of the innate worth of another human being, as like a ripple in a stream.

What you invest in another life comes back in dividends to that person as long as he or she lives. Mother Teresa did this every day in act, word and deed.

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The next time you go somewhere, ask the person who is your cashier, waitress or the guy doing way too much manual labor and hasn’t had a day off in weeks.

Ask them genuinely the magic three words that are life-changing…”How are you?”

Watch what happens. We may not be Mother Teresa but we all can do many more kind and thoughtful, totally selfless acts without being told…just because it is the right thing to do and because we can.

See how many times you can ask the mothers on the bus if you can help them with carry something when their arms are full.

Tell the lady who has a brace on her knee you hope her leg heals soon and she has full mobility soon.

I do all the time and it makes me smile when I see the warmth radiated back at me and also surprise that I would genuinely care.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

August 9th and 10th, 2013

Some Days You Just Have to Create Your Own Sunshine!!

Some days you just have to create your own sunshine this beautiful photo says I found on Facebook. I don’t know who created it to give the credit to, but I loved the very simple way it got across that we are in control of our destiny to a large part.

Even when bad things happen to us, it is up to us to “steer the wheel in a new, better direction.”

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
July 21st, 2013

Who is Part of Your Garden of Friends and Why?

I have many friends that I genuinely care about on Facebook and do not simply “collect friends” like a collection of bangle bracelets on my arm!

One of my dearest friends Raj Naheem wrote recently that “I was part of his garden of friends growing like a rose”, or something to that effect. I will say, thank you Raj for being there for me in good times and bad and bringing out the best of who I am and being able to see it always shining through.

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Friends are like these tuberoses growing and the best of friends grow side by side with you like these do here, even though maybe you live 100’s of miles apart, you are joined in the thoughts and beliefs you both share, your definition of good and bad, and the passions, talents and abilities you both share.

Much like the stem, leaves and the flower itself are one unified whole, I go through life knowing that my values, integrity, goodness and compassion I show outwardly are all interconnected to eachother. People notice the flowers in a garden first but it couldn’t support itself if it didn’t have the stem rooted in the ground deriving nutrients from the soil.
I think of my soul as what the soil is to the flower, giving it balance, making it stronger, being almost as essential as the water and the sun.

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The world sees our faces but deep within shines outwardly our soul, the DNA of who we are and what we value. There is nothing more important in what we possess in life.

This is why we can see a woman who for all good purposes is beautiful to the eye…a deception, but when she opens her mouth, if profanity, disgust and hate shine through, she is not truly beautiful but an illusion.

Our faces are like the blooms in a flower but who we are, what we value, and our attitude towards other people and humanity color us beautiful or ugly.

Choose your friends and family members carefully.

After the age of 20 or 30 years old, who is in our lives is a choice. We hold the control buttons.

Unknowingly, you will pick up attributes and qualities from them. You could go from being a splendid red rose to be shown off in a vase only to become a dandelion weed to be picked and thrown away with the trash!

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

I couldn’t have said it better…………..words of the wise…

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These words are not my own but I couldn’t have said this better. When you remove the negative & hurtful people out of your life what will happen is positive and loving people with fill in the gap they once took, making you happier & healthier.
Removing bad people out of your world is like removing a rotten tooth out of your mouth that leaves a bad taste in your mouth.
Once you remove them, your smile will be bright and you won’t have them constantly making you sad so the right kind of people will be attracted to you.

See how easy that is?

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Cat Saves Family from a House Fire-Who Says Cats Can’t Do Anything?

Cat Saves Family from a House Fire

Paulette Motzko on Totally Inspired Mind

Copyright March 2013

News Source: Fox News- March 23rd, 2013

Cat Saves Family from a House Fire-Who Says Cats Can’t Do Anything?

Click on the above link to read the story off Fox News.com. This aired two days ago on http://www.FoxNews.com.

I had two awesome cats for 15 years named Muffin and Midnight and they were like kids. When I heard this story today on Fox News.com I couldn’t resist sharing it because it is one of those “feel good stories” that I search the world over for.

Animals have a sixth sense that is beyond what human beings can understand that is almost clairvoyant. I knew dogs had this sense of being alerted to earth quakes, and even knowing when their masters come home. I had never heard that cats had that ability.

Don’t Chase People-Instead Try to Attract The Right People-Reflect What You Want to Find

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Be What You Want to Attract

By Paulette Le Pore Motzko

March 22, 2013

Instead of chasing people who could care less, simply invest your precious time on those who already know your worth. This is a gift to yourself and them. There are too many people who already like you and feel you are worthy, without a “sell-job”. Everyone has their special innate talents and gifts and personalities. Some personalities clash like cymbals such as my brothers and I who have tempers and are like bulls in china closets putting always on the gruff exterior.

We all play our own melodies that reflect what we believe, what we love and what we value. When you put them all together it plays a kind of “music of our soul” and who we are. Why play punk music or acid rock when you want Bach instead? Why listen to John Cage in dissonant notes of 21st century modern music when you can instead listen to French Impressionistic Claude Debussy or Big Band Glenn Miller, or Henry Mancini, Montovani, or popular music? We are all byproducts of our upbringings and what we learn and grow into, like flowers. Some don’t get proper fertilizer and end up as weeds, and aren’t pretty at all but grow out all over the place.

Write down the things that matter to you in values and then make sure you show that to people in every word that comes out of your mouth. If you value people who “do what they say they do”, then make darn sure you do the same, or your integrity will be lost forever.

I hope you have enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Somehow no matter what I am going through, when I write it is as though all the concepts and imagery all come together like a grand symphony.

Remember in life nothing is constant and things are constantly changing around us, just look at the earth as a grand example. We are rotating on an axis every moment of the day but it is so gradual it is indistinguishable.

Keep what you love around you-in terms of people and things and you will be a much happier and healthier person.

That last sentence when employed and put to work in you life can save you health problems, aggravation and also dusting a million objects around your house that you didn’t even care about in the first place.

When everything in your world, including people, earn their place in your hearts and world by being something or someone that gives you joy back, your life takes a new meaning.

What do you hope to attract in your life?

Is there anyone you were chasing without knowing it? Don’t force life or people or situations. There are too many people that cannot imagine a world without you in it to focus on the few that aren’t intelligent enough you include you in theirs.

I wish you health, peace, serenity and enough money to keep you happy and pay for what you need and some left over to enjoy some of what you want!

Money isn’t evil-it removes stress and is a tool to accomplish things in life. It is what you do with the money that makes it bad or good, much like the internet.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Friday, March 22, 2013

Ten Spiritual Tonics

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I don’t know who wrote this but I discovered it on Facebook just now and thought I would share it all with the now 816 followers of Totally Inspired Mind. I have my house nearly packed up and it is strange to see it all in boxes scattered throughout the place. I have been here for 12 years and I will be heading for Tucson, Arizona very soon!

 

The Way People Treat You is a Statement About Who They Are…

The Way People Treat You is a Statement About Who They Are...

I have been reminding myself of that for the last two years as I have been battling the very arrogant, selfish and hateful actions of my siblings Brenda Bunker, Mike Bunker-brother in law, Bob Le Pore and Mike Le Pore.
They have rose themselves to all time lows of character, demeanor and gave new meaning to the world apeahetic and selfish.
I lived next to my mother in a large duplex for 12 years. They want me out of the property to sell it and get the money. Greed unfortunately changes people into monsters.

Good news: Though we are related I do not represent their ideals, or viewpoints and still know the meaning of honesty and integrity. That is really all that matters.

Strong People Don’t Put Others Down….

Strong People Don't Put Others Down....

I remember this well when I was in grade school and was different than the rest of the kids and very sickly.

Only now, 40 years later and much wiser, do I look and see how miniscule the brats of yesteryear were in perspective. The same kids when I was older in high school and was much healthier, wanted to be my friends and I only saw them as the hypocrites they were.

If you can’t say something nice, don’t say it. If you say something be constructive, if you are giving criticism. You can demoralize someone and make them want to give up by not watching what you say.

Words are can be as sharp as daggers or as soft as a feather and as comforting as a a nice back rub.

Think before you speak and it will give you will always be glad you did!

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright January 2013 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

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 fantastic memories.

I remember when I was married in my big nice 6 bedroom house at the winder time in Sandy, UT. Sitting around the fire place when it was snowing serving home made hot chocolate or spiced cider to my guests still evokes pleasant memories.

Pozole Party I had in October 2012

Pozole Party I had in October 2012

I love to have big parties and gatherings again in my new place I am going to-once I find it! It matters not the size of the group gathered around the table, but that you are there, It matters not what you share, but that you are sharing. Some of the meager loaves of bread and soup are grander feasts than the biggest buffets when served by genuine kind people that are giving the best they have to give.

Paulette Le Pore Mozko

Copyright January 11th, 2013

6:44 p.m.

A Change of Pace

A Change of Pace

By Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Copyright December 29th, 2012

In the mail came one of the best Writer’s Market magazines I have ever read yesterday, and I have been saving the putting to use the article “Have a Perfectly Inspired Week” by The Writer’s Digest Staff.

I decided to change my surroundings and do something different or go somewhere I don’t normally go to write.

I chose Mimi’s Café, which was around the corner from me and not as far as my usual place in Huntington Beach. I remembered they made some of the best cappuccino I ever tasted and their pretty French Provencal decor was “my style”. Daniel walked up to me and made me happy I walked through the door with his cheery smile and immediately saw me sitting and wanted to take my order. People here notice everything and are on top of it with service, but more importantly they are nice, outgoing people who make you feel at home here.

The wonderful decaf cappuccino I savored at Mimi's Cafe topped with freshly ground cinnamon. I nice touch that only Mimi's Cafe does.

The wonderful decaf cappuccino I savored at Mimi’s Cafe topped with freshly ground cinnamon. I nice touch that only Mimi’s Cafe does.

As a writer I can work anywhere I choose to and do anything from writing web content for a client, editing something, writing a Feature Story for a restaurant or other business, a press release or new content for Totally Inspired Mind and Photos Without Words on Word Press or a new dish on my cooking site called “Cooking Up a Storm All Over The World!”

Over the span of the six years I have been a paid writer, I have seen my knowledge build with each article I read and book I read and my world expand with each new piece of information. My motto in life is:

Do what works and pay attention to what does work. Make note of it and do it over again, refining all the way. Listen to what people in the business say and your readers and take criticism constructively, improving all the way.

Also, pay attention to what doesn’t work and by all means do not repeat the mistake and learn wisdom and gain distance from your work.

I will come here on a more frequent basis because I love the food and menu items that Mimi’s Café serves, and have wanted to write a Feature Story about it for 2 years now, with the manager being interesting in hiring me. (We just haven’t organized a meeting with him, the General Manager and the Regional CA Manager and Marketing Director and I yet. The keyword is YET.)

Tonight I met Corey, a beautiful young lady who was greeting everyone with her warm smile as the hostess. I noticed she looked like she was freezing and I was right. I told her where she could get a pretty black camisole for a reasonable price and then she wouldn’t freeze any more. Then we began talking and after I told her what I did, she thought I had a really wonderful job, and I must admit I do. If you would have told me five years ago I would have 4 web sites, and they would be increasing in popularity daily, I wouldn’t have believed it, because I didn’t know how to do web sites then. I read books, copious amounts of books, and even scour the racks of magazines at Barnes & Noble all the time seeing what is hot and who is doing what. I am also not afraid to ask someone smarter and more knowledgeable how to do something. Most truly successful people love mentoring someone. I know I do. I am constantly being put in touch with people who have always wanted to write or thought it was too hard, and then I tell them how to begin the book and give them exercises to do. (Perhaps that will be another book, come to think of it!)

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Corey is going to do the first exercise I gave her, which is to open MS Word on her computer and then number the things she loves doing the most and is the most passionate about.

It is from this spring of innermost feelings that the best stories are made.

I wish I had recorder when I was telling Corey about life and what you take from it. I will try and re-create what I told her.

“In life you simply take the best of any situation and leave the rest behind. You learn from the things that didn’t go the way you expected, and then gain wisdom from it. Most people do not get what they want in life and are constantly on a quest to achieve something. If you asked some of the richest people or supposed successful people what gives them the most happiness, you will find the answers follow a close parallel. I know that my best and fondest memories are from the simplest of things and I derive joy from nature and wonderful interesting people.”

When I talked to Matt here I told him I was really happy I “decided to shuffle the deck and do something different. When you go to new places and talk to new people your frame of reference changes, the people who frequent the place change and it opens your world to new experiences, conversations and stories.”

I only wish Mimi’s were open a little later, because the booth is so comfy, the people are so warm and friendly, and the words keep flowing like a quill pen being dipped in an ink well writing calligraphy.

Going back to the article of “Have a Perfectly Inspired Week”, the pointers were:

Day 1-Set a word count goal for the week ahead. –I don’t really do word count but I have really finite ideas as to what kind of story or article I want to create and begin with an outline. Once I get the idea crystalized in my mind, it is then easy to expand it into a cohesive story. I always begin with an outline as a master plan.

Visit a library-My favorite is the Newport Beach Library and I could be their PR Director. It is there I discovered The Writer’s Market magazine article about creating a blog to gain readership, notoriety in my field, experience and exposure, and to promote my books when they come out.

Cooking Up a Storm All Over the World! Was born shortly afterwards.

Now there are 202 members on it and it is going to undergo a major change in the near future. I want to convert it to Word Press if at all possible, so I am going to talk to a customer service person about it.

Order a drink you never tried before-I haven’t done this one today, but it has been awhile since I ordered a decaf cappuccino at Mimi’s. I forgot how fantastic they are, especially with ground cinnamon on top.

Day 2 Do field research for a potential story-I have one in the works now.

Meet a writing friend for coffee-I will make some phone calls.

Tune into an unfamiliar radio station-I had always said “I like all music except rap, and I thought they left the “c” of it! That was until I heard a song called “Whistle” by Flor_ida, and now I listen to hip hop when I am doing things around the house. I never would have believed that I would like that genre, but I heard it playing on Christmas Day at Taco de Ojo in Huntington Beach and started moving to the music with my friends Erica and Eric.

Day 3 Take a risk with your writing-I will be looking for interesting, untapped avenues and genres in my Writer’s Market 2013 book.

Attend a reading or book signings at a book store or coffee shop-The Newport Beach Library has signings all the time and Barnes & Noble has them too. I have just never made it a point to go. I will now.

Walk in someone else’s shoes-literally-this one I will skip. God knows where their feet have been!

Day 4 Register for a writing retreat, conference or other event.-This one gave me the most joy of all of them, because I never thought of it, and a retreat would be heaven. I would love talking to contemporaries in my field, building friendships while I build my perspective and knowledge.

Visit a newsstand and make a list of publications you’d like to see your work in someday.-I have done this already and am working on an article for Family Circle as we speak.

Assume the attitude of a curious bystander-at home.-I don’t have cable now because I will be moving soon, and many of the utilities have been cut by my miser of a brother-in-law who was dubbed POA on my mother’s behalf by my now late father. I do have an IPOD thought that gets a trillion and one media on it, which will be a nice sub. Well on this exercise between a sporting event and a sitcom, I would take the sitcom because I can use some levity in my life with all the stresses of my mother and ill intentioned “family” members. I never thought about writing what I learned from it before.

Day 5 Learn a new word-This is easy and I do it every day anyway. I

Contribute to a blog

Do something you haven’t done (or wanted to do since you were a kid.)-The first and only thing that comes to mind is swing on a swing, but I don’t’ know where I can find one I could fit in! I am honest folks!

Day 6 Ask a friend to read something you’ve already written but haven’t shown anyone

Write a poem-I wrote a Haiku recently and published it on “Totally Inspired Mind” on Word Press and the responses were very good. Many people wrote me and told me how refreshing it was to find someone who wrote quality content like myself. That truly was my Christmas Present delayed two days.

Engage in a form of physical activity you don’t usually do.-I do love my membership to 24 Hour Fitness and love walking by the sea. I would love to get a cruiser bike that looks like a 50’s bike. Then, all I have to do is find someone to ride with and get a bike rack for the back of the car, and then ride. I used to love doing that when I was a kid, along with roller skating. The latter is out because with 4 leg injuries over 6 years, I don’t want to risk another. Bike riding is low impact and relaxes me.

Day 7 Write collaboratively, just for fun.-This one I love the sound of and there are four people who come to mind and I could write with each of them individually, one by one: Ben Carlin of Kissing The Cook blog fame; Chef Chuck Kerber of Pittsburgh Hot Plate fame; Yesim Caglar of Yesim Style Kitchen, and Teresa Reale La Pasticciona of her amazing Italian blog by her own name “La Pastionna.”

When you met your weekly word count goal, treat yourself.

Write a letter to an author you admire.-This one I did over a year ago to the great iconic Italian cooking teacher and writer Marcella Hazan. I had wrestled with each word of the letter I wrote her, hoping to let her know I was someone very genuine and kind and that I would be honored if she would take the time to write me back. She did and when she did I was elated! Now, each time she writes me back, I remember the time I asked her about her paleontology degree and she old me to read her memoirs entitled “Amacorde”. Oddly enough or as fate would have it, Barnes and Noble had that very book that week for only $10 in their discount section. I was going to do work and then when I saw it, I took the day off and just read and read and read and admired her even more than I did before reading it, knowing the things she went through, the bombings over the family house, the way she did without, and the way she almost lost her hand.-the very hands that would eventually become famous showing others how to cook!

I am surprised this is now 2057 words, but I meant to write yesterday but met a nice lady named Janice, who I am going to help get a job, and we spoke about life, tragedies, loves and aspirations.

I also was privileged to be at Walgreens sitting down because it allowed me to meet Tom, a Senior Tech for Microsoft and his wife Kin who were there. After we talked awhile about what he did and kids being our future, the petition I just created making financial aid available to any American citizen who needs it on a temporary basis, no matter if you have a child or not. They both had said what a good person I was, and that is one the greatest compliments I can receive. Integrity is not something you can buy in a store and I was raised around people who walked the talk and honesty was valued. When I mentioned the title of my book “Self Fulfilling Prophecies & Positive Affirmations” Kim looked excited when she hear what the chapter outlines were going to be and that made me happy. A writer can have the best book in the world, but it takes people who look to be filled with the knowledge you are sharing. I am so pleased that the more people ask me about the book I am writing, or about what my blog is called or my web sites, they want to join it and read the things I write. That is very rewarding indeed. I have a database of the people who are now on my book list so when I feel it is as great as it can be, I will let them know so they can buy it. That is my promise to them.

Recently I took a trip to a hotel I love in Huntington Beach for a few days and it felt like a month. Everyone needs some “time away” so they can do anything they want, not be bothered by anyone to enable your creative juices to flow. As a writer, I know what helps me write in the most effective ways, what music inspires me and what I need to do. As a writer or photographer, discover the places where you feel the most inspired, the music that makes your fingers flow on the paper and get into the right mindset to tap into your creative juices.

When I came back from my trip, I realized not only did my mother need to go into a home that gives 24 hour care to those with alzheimer’s disease, but I needed to move away from negative toxic family members who had been shooting verbal bullets at me for years. I made great sacrifices for my mother Ramona, but not that she is taken care of, I can go anywhere my heart desires. I am hoping I can make a move in short order and have Atlas Van lines coming this week to get an estimate.

I can live anywhere in the world really and thrive in a positive environment. It will be so nice to live in a real neighborhood where people talk to each other, care about each other and English is the language of choice instead of Little Saigon which has the most Vietnamese next to Vietnam!

I am looking forward to having my own, even if it is smaller and I have to down size, it will be mine and I can control every aspect of my world for the first time in years. It doesn’t matter that my siblings cannot appreciate the meals I made for mom all those years and dad. I know I did it and God knows and the world knows because the recipes I created that they ate were published on my blog.

I have skipped all over in writing this but it needed to be written because by tomorrow this will be history and when I am moved in to my new place I will look back at writing this and remember how hard I tried to make it all come together.

Anything worth attaining is worth working hard for. If you can visualize it, you can achieve it.

My exercise for you this week:

  1. What have you wanted to do more than anything in your life and what have you thought of and wished you could do? Is it too late to pursue it? If not, write down the steps you would need to go from passive voice to proactive voice.
  2. If you took my advice, write about it in the discussion boxes and comment boxes on:

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I hope you have enjoyed reading this. I am always touched by all the comments I have been getting and welcome any comments you have.

May all the positive forces in the universe be attracted to you and may you attract people who are positive, talented and who care about the world around you, and avoid all the ones you do not, like water droplets on Vaseline.

Every Time You Subtract Negative From Your Life You Make Room For Positive

Every Time You Subtract Negative From Your Life You Make Room For Positive

This was the creed I went by when I eliminated anyone or anything who was abusive, manipulative or who I felt had anything other than genuine good intentions from my life. It removed 4 family members, but they weren’t good for much any way.
Family is who includes you
Remembers you
Cares about you
Asks “How Are You” on a regular basis
And knows about your life and what you are doing, and cares enough to ask.

Going by this simple creed, you will eliminate years of psychotherapy. 🙂

Bad people are like a lead weight you carry around on your leg, or a ball and chain. When you remove them, you will find you feel lighter, happier and healthier.

I know. I did just that.

Paulette Motzko

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
December 28th, 2012

“Christmas isn’t One Day of the Year, But About Loving Others in Act Word & Deed All Year

“Christmas isn’t about the gifts or the bows or the packages, but in the people you hold in your heart and long to hug and be around. Christmas is in friends that became family, plans, great times together and in giving to others and in realizing we are all connected on this planet with LOVE.”-Paulette Le Pore Motzko

MamaReallyReallyHappy10.1.2012
Paulette’s Mother

Farmer's Market Finds

My good friend Kristen

My good friend Kristen

Polly's Tea Pot Menagerie to celebrate quality conversation with great people

Polly’s Tea Pot Menagerie to celebrate quality conversation with great people

My Artist friend Terry</a

My artist friend Terry, otherwise known as "Tiger Shark"

My dog Lucky Motzko looking cute on my bed one night.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko HB Dec2012

I have so many friends I don’t have photos of and so many wonderful times that were never captured on film. That is what Christmas is made of. You can celebrate it all year long and a little bit every day of the year, if you wanted to.

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Be less interested with who is following you and more interested in where you are leading everybody to!-Paulette Le Pore Motzko

A pictorial is a video that teaches or sells or inspires.

I had the idea to create something that would help people by combining compelling photos, text plates I write, along with music, if desired. This video or Pictorial can then be added to your existing web site, the link can be given for you to share on Twitter or Facebook and well, you can add it to an email with your correspondence.

It is a communication vehicle to wake people up. I primarily create these for food businesses and restaurants, but this would be great for art galleries, and non profits who want to create something compelling to urge people to care.

You can reach me at:

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What is a Pictorial?

A pictorial is a video that teaches or sells or inspires.

I had the idea to create something that would help people by combining compelling photos, text plates I write, along with music, if desired. This video or Pictorial can then be added to your existing web site, the link can be given for you to share on Twitter or Facebook and well, you can add it to an email with your correspondence.

It is a communication vehicle to wake people up. I primarily create these for food businesses and restaurants, but this would be great for art galleries, and non profits who want to create something compelling to urge people to care.

You can reach me at:

TotallyInspiredPC@gmail.com

714-728-6037