God grant me the SERENITY to accept the things I cannot change…
The COURAGE to change the things I can…
And the WISDOM to know the difference.
Photographed and digital arts by Paulette L Motzko, PLM Studios, Copyright 2016
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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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
Mattie J.T Stepanek was a rare soul that walks the earth only once to inspire and illustrate with every written word how strong someone could be, in spite of being diagnosed with a rare for of muscular dystrophy.
He touched the face of God in 2004, but his words live on and in his foundation and other things he created to inspire and give peace to others.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Even my ex-husband the rocket scientist was not an athiest, because he knew prayer worked in miraculous, unexplainable ways.
It isn’t important we understand everything in life; we never will understand all of life’s mysteries.
I had enough faith to fill a mountaintop and still do because I am a walking miracle and have lived most of my life with intractable epilepsy. After 2001 when I divorced my ex-husband who was never happy and was constantly depressed, did I realize that his problems weighed me down.
Some have it all in life…the successful job, the huge house and the everything…but are not happy people.
Some find the best in every one they meet and though their lives are far from perfect, they are told they have good Karma and are so wonderful to be around.
It is all how you play the hand God gives you in the game of life.
I have always known, that though at before Vimpat came out I am taking with the highest success rate for seizure control and lowest amount of side effects by UCB for partial seizures ever in history; health was a hit and miss thing for me.
Now I want to be a spokesperson for the drug and UCB…just need to contact the right person.
Back to the opening paragraph and photo…
We don’t have to understand why something works….but that it does.
I have a simple motto in life:
Do what works and do it over and over again, and avoid what doesn’t work….
And learn from your mistakes and don’t repeat them.
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright, August 9th, 2014
The Meeting of Two Artistic Souls: Paulette and Ruby
Photos of us together at The Bahama Breeze will be added of us that were taken as soon as I get them from Ruby P.
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
7 Rules of Life image found on Facebook from Image From The Heart
Ray of Light Photo found on Flickr
Copyright July 2014
July 11-12, 13th, 2014
Ever meet someone who comes into your life like a ray of sun after 20 days of darkness? Ever look into someone’s eyes and you immediately connect? I did earlier today with Ruby P. I met her at the University of Las Vegas NV yesterday afternoon when I was once again hoping and praying I would find my way to the Disabled Students Center, and felt as lost as I had felt each time I was there. I hate being confused and lost.
I never had trouble like that at Golden West College in Huntington Beach and got a grip quickly after looking around. I never had that trouble when I was in the Master’s Certification program at Chapman University in Orange, CA where I graduated top of my class in the Voluntary Leadership Program and held the Summit Meeting, which was an honor and also a major accomplishment I will relish the rest of my life. I think the trouble is with the University of Las Vegas is too me it has too many of the buildings look alike with nothing to differentiate them. People paid $250 each to hear me speak about what epilepsy was and wasn’t and I filled up a classroom at Chapman U of about 50 people. It was a wonderful experience and it wasn’t even difficult to do. It was as though I had lived my whole life preparing me to do that; it was extraordinary. I didn’t tell them I had it until the end of the hour long presentation with an overhead projector and Power Point handouts. To see the shock on their face and the tears in their eyes when they looked at me and smiled and said “I never ever would have guessed you had epilepsy; I thought a friend of yours did, like you said. You didn’t let your disability get you down.” Those words were better than the applause and it was what I worked for since being a kid at nine years old made fun of and called names by a bunch of brats called kids who made fun of anything and anyone who was different than them. A few stood out like Sandra Newman and Cheryl Lightcap-who was blind and who didn’t judge and helped and knew ME-the person.
Anyhow, back to my meeting of Ruby who saw me at ULVN lost and said, “Hello Sweetheart, can I help you? Are you lost?” At that point, I was disheveled and worn out, hot and sweaty, (all of which I cannot stand.) Prior to meeting Ruby I was going through an ordeal getting my Tegretol prescription at Walgreens this week; I passed out two days before from the heat and carrying too much on the bus-with all my “people” I know gone on a trip to Los Angeles. Ironic that they went where I have wanted to go to go to my storage vaults there. Due to lack of communication and never being able to talk to the lady who owns the place I rent-no way. So close and so far away.
Even though I wore my sunscreen and more in the makeup I wore that day, my cheeks were flushed looking and I felt worn out. I will get the scooter or my Chariot of Fire, as I called it back in 1998 when I was having intractable auras every day to the point where, even with 3 medications, they were not working. Now, provided I am in the heat for short periods, which isn’t possible YET, and I keep myself hydrated, I am fine. I have a stable place I can call “home” now. It isn’t mine and what I used isn’t mine, but it is something and stable. I am moving up on the rung of life and though it rakes on my nerves because I have been waiting for so long…but I am used to having my own. My things may not impress others, but they are mine and after all I have lost, they are all I have left…along with my great friends who asked every day-how are you? Where are you? What is going on? I was entitled to a housing voucher since the amount I get in SSI is very low. Perhaps some string pulling can be done and this post I will have the mayor of Nevada read and see what results from it. The open mouth gets fed in this world, and I don’t mean eating!
Prior to meeting Ruby in the hot and steamy parking lot-I had said an emphatic prayer asking God to see to it I would never be alone and my life would be easier. Within 10 minutes Ruby appeared as though a messenger from God. It was longer than this but what I basically said was: “C’mon God, I am a nice lady and I am trying to work hard and seeing nothing for it. Make things easier on me…please, for God’s Sake and don’t allow me to walk alone any more. I am sick of it. End my struggles.”
Image found on Pinterest, SimpleeSerene.com
Ruby was there and heard of some of my trials and tribulations and, even though I didn’t ask for a darn thing, she went to her purse and looked to see what she had and simply kindly gave it to me. When I saw her pull out a $5, and then another $5, and then another $5 and lastly another $5-I just look astonished and shocked at the same time and felt bad she was handing it to me, but I needed it and with the kind smile on her face, with her son Josh standing there smiling-I took it and said a whopping “thank you” and we hugged.
You see, what nothing is for one is everything for another. I remember when I was married to the rocket scientist and money was not even thought of, was always there-I gave $20 bills to homeless people that were living in the streets-and I saw them there. I was never in the street-but I have seen some bad places and dangerous places, just because they were cheap.
(I felt like I won the slots in Vegas. (I have been here 2 months and haven’t put one quarter in a slot machine-why? I can’t afford it. After paying two months’ rent in one month and buying a few household things, a very few personal care products-the money was gone after paying my phone bill. But then again, when you get under a thousand bucks a month-it vaporizes.)
She invited me to go to Bahama Breeze restaurant and, once again, asked me again and I my heart was melted by her kindness and generosity combined. It had been ages since I rode in an SUV or any car for that matter, since I am always schlepping around on a bus on my own. She ordered coconut shrimp, onion rings the size of donuts with coconut breading-which were amazing, empanadas with a curry beef and vegetable filling and lobster quesadillas. I am not sure if I died and went to heaven between the company, the beautiful tropical surroundings and then the food.
Turns out Ruby is a visionary woman like me who can see photos in her head of what she wants to paint and does graphic design reminiscent of her favorite artist Picasso. Her digital paintings she showed me on her IPad were simple but elegant but had intricate stories about her life imbedded in each one. With each word she told me about why she painted the photo, I saw how deep feeling she was.
I knew also that she and I would collaborate on creative endeavors be it written, painted, digital imaging, web sites, books, videos-or a combination of many of these mediums. She was born with special gifts and I was born with special gifts-so unique and so different from one another, but each can understand the other and appreciate what the other does in a way that two usually cannot.
Financial hardship is temporary and it is because I don’t have all of the things I earn a living with at my fingertips like my desk, books and piano-to teach on. I am finding new business leads in marketing, writing projects and photography projects that are highly rewarding, more rewarding than teaching ever was. I paid the house payment when the ex lost his job with Boeing years ago in our 6 bedroom cape cod style house. I had 20 piano students in Sandy, UT and taught every Mormon kid up and down the block. It was a wonderful place to live and have only great things to say about the Mormon church and their philosophies. I didn’t agree about everything they did, but you don’t have to. You only have to show respect for the other’s beliefs, and I did, so I got respect in return. Pretty simple stuff really.
I wrote a piece before this comparing me as the Phoenix Rising from the Ashes-which was my past life in southern CA.
In it I mentioned about my longing to find a good man, a gentleman, an intelligent, intellectual, generous-man-other than my dear friend Ron B-who doesn’t want a relationship or to marry.
The man I am thinking of moving in with who is a gentleman and kind and good is Greg M. We have been friends-which he was smart enough to see I really needed one. The trouble is he has no phone and there are decisions to be made and I need someone who can be reached.
I am not sure yet who my room mate will be but it will be someone financially & mentally stable…pretty funny requirements, but in southern CA, I never met anyone that met those simple requirements who was a good person that I would want to wake up every day and look at! Or, they were on drugs. Tons of drugees in CA all going to surf on the beach covered with tatoos and piercings in strange places.
In Las Vegas, NV people make eye contact, which is refeshing, go out on a limb to help you, and are not wired up to their bluetooths as often or texting all the time.
A man named Fred called me tonight- who is an electric engineer met at a restaurant and who took a liking to me-and was visiting Las Vegas when he was but had a house in Los Angeles. He wanted to go out with me and is single. I have always liked engineers and they have always liked me because I am creative. Time will tell.
One thing is for sure, God does listen when you pray a desperate prayer calling out into the oblivion.
You have to be very specific though. The more specific you are the better your results will be.
I know I will never be alone again. By moving to Nevada, I have met wonderful, kind, thoughtful caring people who have shown me more genuine kindness and who have not lost humanity, as I saw from my own family.
Sometimes your family is nobody you are related to-that was my case it turned out. I am not the only one in the world that can say that, which gives me some consolation. Sometimes people choose things instead of people, greed instead of generosity, and apathy instead of love.
I began with my mother, who read to me before I was ever born, then taught me phonics, the piano, the guitar, kindness, compassion and a giving spirit. For her I began and with her I end it seems, with friends that are stellar who would do anything for me, and I them.
I created this photo quote from words my mother Ramona Lea Le Pore said to me…
I have a nice place to live and it will continue to get better and better. Through the literal hell I went through last year I was shown genuine love and kindness and to the point of doing without from one of my friends let me sleep in his own bed and he slept on the couch! I swear to God-and for that I will never ever forget-and will help him in every way I can. Another friend helped me get my medicine and is sending it to me. He cares more for me in his little finger than the “family” I am related to. If you lumped all my siblings and my brother-in-law/power of attorney together, they lack the compassion, integrity, intelligence to create even one normal person! Everything has a cause and effect in this world. They responded in the worst possible way to what should have been loving kindness and sensitivity to their sister-and they failed miserably where my mother Ramona’s needs were concerned-monetarily and physically. I am broke largely because I bought my mother what she needed as well as myself since only I was making sure she had what she needed. I also enjoyed spending time with her, because with advanced Alzheimer’s disease, I knew my time would be limited with her. So, whatever she wanted she got-while I was with her. All the focus was on dad.
I apologize if some of my regular fans and readers have heard this before, or something similar to it. In writing this, I wanted to just “get it all out there and then move on”. It is needed so I can re-build myself and move forward in a healthy way.
I had no medical care as long as I got alimony and my medical care costs a lot of money. I was selling things to afford my pills, and I am not kidding! I couldn’t collect alimony and SSI; it was either one or the other. I don’t know who makes the rules in CA, but they need revamping! Now in a week or so, with the help of my friend Ruby, she is driving me to the Medicaid office and it should a pretty easy thing, according to what I have been told in very high places, and from people who have done it.
My goals this week are to switch the Medical to Medicaid. That is my goal this week and to call some places where I can get a scooter for around town….
The above sentence was typed last night around midnight. Today Ruby calls me and tells me I can borrow a scooter she has that she isn’t using that would help me more than her. Yes, it is an answered prayer. Trick is, one more hinge-where I live is upstairs and there is no storage! (God likes playing games like this with me, making things hard and giving me something then making it impossible or near impossible to accept the gift!) I am a more industrious thinker than that though. I have two friends who live walking distance from me: One is Dr. Tariku Mekonnen-who happens to be sitting across from me at Starbucks-as though God put him there. We know the answer to the root of the problem is simply move to a ground level room, which I will begin looking. Then I can have a garage or storage for it. Where can I live for $350 a month here in Las Vegas, NV-or is there an even better plan awaiting me? I think so; I know so. IT was great while it lasted and was a good launching platform to catapult me to better and bigger and more harmonious places, where it is quieter and where I see the people I live with and I choose who I live with. There is a huge difference in that statement.
If I lived on ground level I could take my hand cart and put my computer and camera and other things in it-which is like the trunk of my invisible Mustang Turbo! Hey, when you don’t drive you have to invest in the best shoes made because my feet are my tires, and they have to carry me a long way.
I don’t drive due to a very near fatal accident over 15 years ago, and I am happy to be here. I can pay for a nice rental car and someone to drive it, and I will happily be the passenger and hand-select the right music to listen to….and put a smile on the driver’s face. That is where I was supposed to be. It is safer there than behind the wheel. The ex-used to always tell me “go for your independence” all the time, and like a nut I did. Then the worst nightmare happened; I had a seizure behind the wheel and the car ended up gnarled up in the chain link fence of a school yard! The worst part was I was unconscious and didn’t see the accident happen! I was unconscious for a while-then a guy who saw it happen called the paramedics and all along Sheer Lane in Huntington Beach, CA-where our house was-at the time-were people praying and hoping I would emerge unscathed. I didn’t have one scratch and no kids were killed-THANK GOD TEN TIMES OVER. That was enough for me. I am a quick learner and I must have said thank God a thousand times and said “I will never do this again!” I almost lost everything including my future by having a little so called “independence”. I heard my neighbors applaud and say “Thank God she’s alive!” The Ford Tempo I was in looked like a dinosaur from Jurassic Park picked it up and smashed it and threw it a mile. So, you could lay thousands of dollars on a platter and I wouldn’t drive if you paid me. I also wouldn’t do drugs that I don’t need, or drink because it would interfere with the medicine I take and send me to a hospital I don’t really want to go to. (I can think of much more fun things to do. Besides, I get drunk of Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider!)
I am a rich person because I have what I need and a lot of what I want now. Not all of what I want, but I will get it because I have been told by people that I have “drive” and “moxy” and courage and a “will of iron” and I am not afraid to work and to study to get something good in the end. I have also been told by a Maria Lourdes Lipardo, a friend who lives in the Philippines that I am transparent. Ruby told me today that “You are a truly sweet woman” and last night she said to me, which had me think and rethink myself because I never heard it: “Goodnight Sweet Child of God.” One thing’s for sure, I never talk bad about anybody’s back-unless it is truthful- who are in my life, because I am not friends with anyone like that!
This week I got everything I needed and a few unexpected extraordinary unique GIFTS that no money can buy like my new friend RUBY P.
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:
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 world ahead of her and is so talented!
I saw a bunch of quotes on a huge bulletin board in a hospital I was at recently and discovered Chrstine was the writer of all of them. It had been her dream to have the world read her poetry and writings. I immediately knew I could easily realize her dream by airing it on Totally Inspired Mind and also on Writer’s Work Lab. If you could have only seen the look on her face and the sparkle in her eyes at the thought. She gave me some of the most kind compliments I have ever been given in my life and I will always remember them and her fondly. I look forward to meeting her mother one day too.
I want to arrange a time to take a nice photo of her so you can see the young lady behind these words. She has had many struggles in her life but even in the short time I have known her has come leaps and bounds. I wish her and her mother only the best in every way.
Photography by Paulette Le Pore Motzko of The Huntington Beach Pier
“If your perception is full of enlightenment, then I can call you an eternal optimist.”
“Why go for evil when you’re more stabilized at being good; I don’t get you.”
“It takes evil to oppose pure evil, to my perception, it’s only appropriate if you’re fighting for righteousness.”
“You say I’m not supposed to comply so much if I think the person’s wrong, because it’s only fueling the fire. I refuse to think this is being humble. Your own perspective of respect sounds degrading to me. ….Hypocrisy!!”
“Patience doesn’t mean putting up with people’s crap to you? Bitch please!!!”
“The problem is how we think of a situation; it could be positive or negative.”
“Your own perception is openly and frequently the problem. You know why?”
“Boredom is next to depression.”
“Our state of mind is deprived by our own law for ourselves. We are prisoners to our own mind.”
“Always look for something to look forward to.”
“So repetitive to this philosophy: Don’t ever let life pass you by.”
“The goal is to seize the deceptive brain.”
What do Christine’s words make you think of?
Which ones strike a key with you and ring the loudest to you?
What awesome words Nancy Collins wrote here in my book written by Sarah Ban Breathnach called “Simple Abundance”.
I can say I agree wholeheartedly with Ms. Collins in that I like the me I am far more than the me I was as a child or a teen or even a newly wed. Every stage of my life was completely different but as my life has gone on my health has improved dramatically and the medicine I take for epilepsy works the best of any ever prescribed and I think better and am able to do so much more.
I am also more confident, knowledgable and know about so many more things and therefore the world looks different to me now at 52 years young. It is as though I saw the world through a keyhole and only saw a fraction of what was to come in the years ahead and as the years went on I found the key and opened the door!
It is a spiritual journey day-by-day in calendar format through the year, giving you ideas of what things to do as the seasons change, you change your ideas to newer, positive ones.
I found this great book again at a used book store I go to called BookOff for $1!
The ISBN # is :ISBN 0-446-51913-8 hardcover
It is categorized under these topics:
Photo by Paulette L. Motzko taken on her Android MyTouch SmartPhone.
I hope this day on Sunday February 2, 2014 is a productive one and health is your best friend along with interesting work and new things to learn. I also hope you give of yourself to some kind, unexpecting soul who needs a friendly word or two and that joy will happily return your way.
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copright February 2014
11:16 a.m. 11:36 a.m.
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
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.
“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 hooked and fascinated at the same time.
When Thoreau wrote Walden he lived without modern amenities and chose to so he could think, ponder his existence and simplify everything. If you have never read the book Walden, pick it up at your local library, or get it for free on Google Books. You can read most any classic book in public domain, thanks to the Google initiative to make classic works accessable to everyone.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Photography by Paulette L. Motzko, Black & White Hibiscus
Copyright January 2014
Do what works
Keep doing it
Listen to your inner voice
Avoid what doesn’t work
Learn from your mistakes
Copyright, Paulette Motzko Photography
This quote came from “The Poet at the Breakfast-Table” by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1872) ch. 10
Oliver Wendell Holmes-Photo Portrait from Pinterest
Photo from Pinterest
What ways have you gained wisdom this year and how did you develop it? What were you doing?
Who did you learn from by listening?
What trouble did you encounter that brought out your hidden strength reserves you didn’t know you had?
How did you cope with it?
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
December 17th, 2013
My friend Brother Carl Frye go all the way back to high school years. He writes some of the most poignant and inspiring things on Facebook that he knows I find and read and every once in awhile print on here. He gives me permission to do so because he feels he is blessed and his words help others. I know they do. Many times they help me think in higher planes and look at the good side when even I am tired from working too hard.
In The Cool of the Day by Carl Frye
Written via Facebook November 30th, 2013
In the cool of the day you may be on a long road walking alone thinking about your life, and your purpose in it. As you walk you see the birds flying through the sky, and all the animals of the forest stirring about, but yet you feel along, but you’re not. God took the first step with you you took your first step on life’s road, and he has been following you since then so there is no reason to feel lonely.
You’re never alone, no matter where you are, where you go and what you do in life. The road of life may seem lonely, but really it’s never too crowded. God is always there.
“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
So often in life we look for better times of when things won’t be as chaotic or whatever phrase we want to add.
There is no better time like now to do what you desire, even in spite of a living situation that may not be the best, or a job that isn’t paying what you would like or whatever.
It is in the NOW that you will create your best work. Oftentimes song writers, poets and authors do their best work when they were at their lowest or going through struggles.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
I know you will all love reading this today as much as I did written by BRET AND MARY. I would tell you their last named if I knew them.
This comes to you from a great web site called Green Global Travel.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Totally Inspired Mind