Nominated for the 3 day Quote Challenge Again. 1st day of 3

It escapes me now who the person was who nominated me for the second three day quote challenge. Excuse me because hundreds of people contact me today, so just bear with me. 1. He was a how thinker, not an if thinker. 2. Man not the sum of what he has but the totality of  what he does not yet have, of what he might … Continue reading Nominated for the 3 day Quote Challenge Again. 1st day of 3

Second Day in the 3 Day QUOTE CHALLENGE

The quotes today especially around the top of the time. Image created by Paulette Motzko and written by Paulette Motzko 1. Time flies over us , but leaves its shadow behind. – Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Marble Faun, 1860. 2. Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without … Continue reading Second Day in the 3 Day QUOTE CHALLENGE

Sometimes you want to be alone, not to feel lonely, but to be yourself. – Theresa Sunday

Image & Quote by my friend Theresa Sunday Where do you go to so you can feel like yourself or meditate? I used to go to see the Pacific ocean and haven’t found a replacement for it yet. Paulette Le Pore Motzko September 21, 2014 2:41 p.m. Continue reading Sometimes you want to be alone, not to feel lonely, but to be yourself. – Theresa Sunday

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

My new found friend had this soon to grace the walls of her new place. I saw it and loved it and had to share it with the world and you, my readers. Who is the head of your home? What would others be listening to, if they eavesdropped? What kind of blessing do you say at each meal? Paulette L Motzko June 6th, 2014 … Continue reading Christ is the Head of this Home, the Unseen Guest at every meal, the Silent Listener to every conversation.

Christine Marie Boc’s Wisdom for Living

Christine Marie Boc’s Wisdom for Living Original Quotes by Christine Marie Boc If you would like to contact Christine Marie Boc about her quotes and how you liked them, you can reach her at: Christineboc@yahoo.com Idea Concept by Paulette Le Pore Motzko for Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate & Writer’s Work Lab A Sweet young lady I met recently who has the whole … Continue reading Christine Marie Boc’s Wisdom for Living

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. – Carl Sagan

“We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.” – Carl Sagan Images found on Pinterest Continue reading We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. – Carl Sagan

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

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn “Young or old we are the same person. The DNA of who we are remains intact; it never changes. We gain wisdom with each year lived. With pain brings coping skills and courage … Continue reading For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. – Audrey Hepburn

Study after study has documented that when women have the opportunity to start businesses, own land, and receive credit…entire economies expand. – Hilary Clinton

Women have come a long way since the 60’s when I was a kid and they were still making and pouring coffee for their overpaid male bosses. That used to be written into job descriptions, but now women are making headway in what used to be male dominated fields like engineering, science and the medical fields. In time I hope to see women get dollar … Continue reading Study after study has documented that when women have the opportunity to start businesses, own land, and receive credit…entire economies expand. – Hilary Clinton

When everythig seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. Henry Ford

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ….” – Henry Ford Images from Pinterest Paulette L Motzko Continue reading When everythig seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. Henry Ford

I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become. – Carl Jung

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Jung Remember when you were a small child and you were asked the age old question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” What was your answer then? Now that you are older, what would be your answer now? That is what we have is now. … Continue reading I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become. – Carl Jung

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 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 … Continue reading 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

Plant beauty in your heart…-Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

What have you done today that planted beauty in your heart, or in the heart of someone else’s? On the way back from Huntington Beach to Stanton I saw a lady fiddling through her purse going through receipts and papers and organizing things as I find myself often doing. She was oblivious to everything around her. It took a long while for her to make … Continue reading Plant beauty in your heart…-Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

“That living word awakened my soul, gave it light, hope, joy, set it free!” – Helen Keller, From her book called “The Story of My Life.”

I have been doing something I enjoy far more than going to Disneyland, and much cheaper by far, perusing the many shelves of the philosophy section, cooking section and lastly the biography section of the library. I asked the two librarians what books they had in stock here and checked out Helen Keller’s classic “The Story of My Life” I have read before but continue … Continue reading “That living word awakened my soul, gave it light, hope, joy, set it free!” – Helen Keller, From her book called “The Story of My Life.”

Writing – Formulating an Idea, Choosing The Words, and Inscribing The Thought Onto Paper-Is Something We Take For Granted as a Pure and Simple Effort. But There are Those Rare Cases Where The Endeavor Surpasses The Ordinary, and Becomes Art. – Nobert A. Platt, President, Mont Blanc

Photography by Paulette L. Motzko Continue reading Writing – Formulating an Idea, Choosing The Words, and Inscribing The Thought Onto Paper-Is Something We Take For Granted as a Pure and Simple Effort. But There are Those Rare Cases Where The Endeavor Surpasses The Ordinary, and Becomes Art. – Nobert A. Platt, President, Mont Blanc

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” You must do the thing you think you cannot do. -Eleanor Roosevelt

Photo by Paulette L. Motzko Continue reading You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” You must do the thing you think you cannot do. -Eleanor Roosevelt

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. – Lao Tzu

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu Photography by Paulette L. Motzko Photography Studios Continue reading Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. – Lao Tzu

The Importance of Reading & Writing- Books Enlighten, Empower & Changes Your Life. Concentration Improves with Solitude. Ideas are Born.

Learning new things is something I have loved since very young and my mother taught me to read when I was four years old. I learned how to sound out words and understood prefixes and suffixes at an early age so it was like a game to figure out the meaning of big words. If I wasn’t playing a song on the piano, I had … Continue reading The Importance of Reading & Writing- Books Enlighten, Empower & Changes Your Life. Concentration Improves with Solitude. Ideas are Born.

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Thomas A. Edison

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison Image by Paulette L. Motzko Photography Copyright January 2014 Continue reading Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Thomas A. Edison

You can make more friends in two months by becoming more interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming more interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you” – Dale Carnegie Image from Instagram, source unknown Continue reading You can make more friends in two months by becoming more interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.

Fear is stupid, So is regrets. – Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe always played the “dumb blonde” on the silver screen, but she was far from stupid. One of her favorite things to do was read and the more you read about Norma Jean’s life, the more you will find that she was stereotyped in characters that were far from who she really was. In life try not to stereotype the people you come in … Continue reading Fear is stupid, So is regrets. – Marilyn Monroe

You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down. – Charlie Chaplin

“You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down” – Charlie Chaplin Photo by Paulette L. Motzko Photography When was the last time you “found a rainbow” in an unlikely place, meaning just found someoneone who touched you in a special way or came across something meaningful or positive or touching in a seeming ordinary situation? Written by Paulette L. Motzko Copyright January 2014 10:56 … Continue reading You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down. – Charlie Chaplin

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

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn Image Pinterest, Source Unknown Paulette Motzko January 21st, 2014 10:47 p.m. Continue reading For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. – Audrey Hepburn

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

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

Rock and roll music, if you like it, you feel it, you can’t help but move to it. That’s what happens to me. I can’t help it. – Elvis Presley

“Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can’t help but move to it. That’s what happens to me. I can’t help it.” – Elvis Presley Compiled by Paulette Motzko Image found on Pinterest, Source Unknown January 20th, 2014 9:31 a.m. Continue reading Rock and roll music, if you like it, you feel it, you can’t help but move to it. That’s what happens to me. I can’t help it. – Elvis Presley

“My mission is to travel globally, extracting diamonds out of people’s dust.” – Thelma L. Wells

What extraordinary metaphors Thelma L. Wells uses in this comparisons to highlighting the best in the worst in people’s lives. Image from Pinterest, source unknown Paulette L. Motzko January 17th, 2014 12:48 a.m. Continue reading “My mission is to travel globally, extracting diamonds out of people’s dust.” – Thelma L. Wells

When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal, you do not change your decision to get there. – Zig Ziglar

“When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.” – Zig Ziglar Photography by Nick F. Belman Photo Editing by Paulette L. Motzko Copyright 2013 Continue reading When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal, you do not change your decision to get there. – Zig Ziglar

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

“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 Summertime tuberoses that were smiling at me. Paulette L. Motzko Photography Maybe my favorite historical figure because Helen Keller accomplished so many things in spite of being blind and deaf. I … Continue reading 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

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

“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” – Henry David Thoreau Photography by Paulette L. Motzko, Fushia Bouganvillia blooming in the summer heat. Photography by Paulette L. Motzko, Ingredients for Caprese Ciabatta Sandwich with organic heirloom tomatoes and fresh organic basil that is at its peak in the summertime. Romaine hearts salad with mandarin orange slices and sesame … Continue reading One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter. – Henry David Thoreau

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us. – Henry David Thoreau

“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.” – Henry David Thoreau From one of my all time favorite writers and extraordinary minds in the literary world, Henry David Thoreau comes this quote about our human potential. Ever since I read Walden by him in my Honors English class in high school, I was … Continue reading What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us. – Henry David Thoreau

I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty. – Edgar Allan Poe

“I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.” – Edgar Allan Poe How would you define Beauty? What kinds of things or situations are beautiful to you? Photography by Paulette L. Motzko, Pink Hibiscus, one of the only blooms on a massive bush…I couldn’t resist capturing it! Copyright January 2014, Paulette Le Pore Motzko Continue reading I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty. – Edgar Allan Poe

This is the real secret of life – to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. – Alan Watts

“This is the real secret of life – to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” – Alan Watts Photography by Paulette L. Motzko, Taken at The Huntington Beach Pier, Huntington Beach, CA. Close up detail of children’s mosaic wall, each totally unique like the children who painted them. … Continue reading This is the real secret of life – to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. – 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

“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 Photography by Paulette L. Motzko, taken at The Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa Copyright, Paulette L. Motzko January 15th, 2014 11:21 p.m. Continue reading 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

Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear. – John Lennon

“Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.” – John Lennon Image found on Pinterest January 11th, 2014 3:46 a.m. Who have you loved who you know changed your life forever for the better? Paulette Le Pore Motzko Continue reading Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear. – John Lennon

I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn’t need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about. – Henry Ford

“I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn’t need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.” – Henry Ford What experience have you gone through recently where you know your prayers were answered? Photography by Paulette Le Pore Motzko Written by Paulette L. … Continue reading I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn’t need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about. – Henry Ford

If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with. – Michael Jackson

“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.” – Michael Jackson Image found on Pinterest Copyright Paulette L. Motzko, January 2014 Continue reading If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with. – Michael Jackson

If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not seperate from the problem. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

“If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not seperate from the problem.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti Photography by Paulette Le Pore Motzko January 8th, 2014 8:47 a.m. Continue reading If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not seperate from the problem. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn’t correct. We all start with all there is, it’s how we use it that makes things possible. – Henry Ford

“You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn’t correct. We all start with all there is, it’s how we use it that makes things possible.” – Henry Ford Photography by Paulette Le Pore Motzko Continue reading You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn’t correct. We all start with all there is, it’s how we use it that makes things possible. – Henry Ford

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. – Marcus Aurelius

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them” – Marcus Aurelius How do you interpret Marcus Aurelius’ poetic phrase “running with the stars”? I interpret it to mean when you have absolute no tension in yourr body and joy in your heart and soul. That for me would be it used to be playing my upright grand piano … Continue reading Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. – Marcus Aurelius

If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could ben – Goethe

“If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be” – Goethe Image from Pinterest Continue reading If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could ben – Goethe

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

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

It’s Not What Happens To Us In Our Lives That Makes Us Into Writers;…

It’s what we make out of what happens to us. Quoted from Dinty W. Moore from her article entitled “Your Persona Page” from the Writer’s Workbook, Writer’s Digest Yearbook, Fall 2013 Awesome book by the way and worth every cent of the ten bucks I paid! Paulette Le Pore Motzko December 2013 2:13 p.m. Continue reading It’s Not What Happens To Us In Our Lives That Makes Us Into Writers;…

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. – Abraham Lincoln

“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. ” – Abraham Lincoln Image from Pinterest Continue reading Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. – Abraham Lincoln

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

“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 Photography by Paulette Motzko Continue reading 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

We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and bones. – Henry David Thoreau

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko December 6th, 2013 1:41 a.m. I spotted this wonderful quote in my vocabulary builder daily word and had to open my WordPress app on my Android MyTouch Smart Phone and capture it. Henry David Thoreau is one of my favorite authors and my love of his works began with Honors English class and my fantastic teacher Mrs. Covington telling … Continue reading We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and bones. – Henry David Thoreau

You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn’t correct. We all start with all there is, it’s how we use it that makes things possible. – Henry Ford

“You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn’t correct. We all start with all there is, it’s how we use it that makes things possible.” – Henry Ford Continue reading You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn’t correct. We all start with all there is, it’s how we use it that makes things possible. – Henry Ford

A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have. – Abraham Lincoln

“A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.” – Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was right in his funny statement about friends having the same enemies. Everyone has at least an enemy or two because those that claim they don’t are either not being totally honest or they agree with anything anybody does or says and doesn’t fight to make things better … Continue reading A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have. – Abraham Lincoln

The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.- Vince Lombardi

“The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.” – Vince Lombardi Paulette Le Pore Motzko November 14th, 2013 8:04 a.m. Image from Pinterest, Author Unknown Continue reading The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.- Vince Lombardi

Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change. – Malcolm X

“Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.” – Malcolm X Malcolm X is dead on right. I am angry but I don’t sit around and bitch. I am in the process to contact my congressmen and women to allocate the funding in Orange County, CA in a … Continue reading Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change. – Malcolm X

Education is The Kindling of a Flame, Not The Filling of a Vessel. – Socrates

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” – Socrates What did you learn and who taught the fact, concept or principle to you where you were genuinely enlightened? When was the last time you felt enlightened about something? Paulette Le Pore Motzko November 7th, 2013 Midnight Continue reading Education is The Kindling of a Flame, Not The Filling of a Vessel. – Socrates

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. – Pablo Picasso

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso What kind of artistic ability do you have? Are you doing something with it today? If not, it might be a good idea to go get a canvas and paint or draw or write, or compose a song, or create a culinary masterpiece, or write … Continue reading Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. – Pablo Picasso