A Sketch Photo by Terrence Davis called “Fearlessness”

Usually when I come into my favorite Starbucks at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach, I run into a dozen people I know and it is a special place where those I don’t already know-I meet.

Terry came in with a bunch of porfolios of new artwork he did since I saw him last.

This one I especially loved called “Fearlessness”. What does it make you think of?

What does it make you want to write?

Try your hand out!

 

I will show it to Terry Davis.

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Artwork by Terrence Davis
Terrencedavis108@gmail.com

Photography by Paulette L Motzko

“Failure is necessary to success as the oncoming wind is to a bird taking flight into the sky and soaring.” – Mena Habeeb, Writer & Photographer

Ever looked at a shooting star in the night sky and seen it shimmer across the sky? I have. I also have met people who lit up my night sky like stars and Mena Habeeb is one of those “stars”.
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I asked to sit next to him when he was studying to pass a long test to get his real estate license. We sat next to each other but conversation began when his eyes sparkled when I told him I was a writer, photographer & marketer. Two of his passions, even above real estate are also writing and photography.

By the way, he passed his real estate exam and saw this sunset the night all his determination paid off.
It was God’s way of telling him:

You did a fantastic job and I am so proud of you!

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I saw only a few of his photos and I know when Mena takes a photo God smiles from above!

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There are other photos and portraits I saw yesterday that would be the dream of any new bride & groom

He does on location portraits and we are teaming up to do hotels, resorts, food photography and product photography.

I was working on a web site and other things and spent many hours plinking away on my computer that night and I wrote stories about the homelessness epidemic on The Political Think Tank and met 4 new friends and 4 new readers who were as politically active as me that night.<

Mena and I are going to be working on some projects together that I will keep under wraps until they get further along.

This is one of many to come from Mena about how failing is a process to learn to do things right.

After all, think about how many times the batter swings the bat until finally he hits the home run!

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko, Copyright Jan 2014
Photography by Mena Habeeb, Copyright Jan 2014

Feel free to contact Mena Habeeb at MistaMenaHealth@gmail.com

5:34 p.m.

A Great Day & Even Better Weeks Ahead….

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There are a lot of awesome things happening in my world this week. New friends, finishing the Feature Story for Marri’s Pizza & Pasta Italian Family Restaurant in Anaheim, CA and continuing shooting the photos for what will be a new picture menu for the prize-winning Italian restaurant.

I was asked to be the writer on a family cook book illustrating recipes handed down generations and also being the food photographer and food stylist on the project.

I was elated, excited and honored at the same time.

I am bringing three new talents to my first blog & cooking site “Cooking Up a Storm All Over The World” and you can stay tuned as you see the new features on my site being created specifically for each person to highlight their innate special talents.

Have a great day and remember this is Thanksgiving week. According to Twitter Butterball has a shortage of turkeys, so get your bird now, if you’re planning on serving one.
Nomatter if it is a feast with family or volunteering you cooking prowess and serving abilities to a local soup kitchen, have a BLESSED WEEK.
Thanksgiving is November 28th.

What are you doing this week that is new and different than you have done before?

If you cannot think of anything,; create a lasting memory!

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
November 18th, 2013
6:42 a.m.

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!

Paulette’s Prayer and You Writing Your Own Personal Prayer

Paulette’s Prayer and The Ways it Has Been Answered

Writing Your Prayer

Copyright April 2013  Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

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I found this when going through some of the many things I wrote on MS Word in My Documents folder. I didn’t realize so many of my prayers had been answered until reading this and being astonished at how my life, ever so slowly, transformed itself into what it is today on April 14th, 2013.

My mother always told me that I could achieve anything any one else could if I only tried. She was a visionary and a creative person and I was given many gifts from her in those ways. She is 81 years young and I hope that I can encourage her to create once again a picture or a painting or something else she loves today. After my dad’s death last September 2012, it was a blessing in many ways because he was suffering so much, but it took a long time for her to fully understand that he truly was not here. She has advanced Alzheimer’s disease and telling her once was bad, but it took three times that I had to tell my mom when I lived next to her, before she truly understood he touched the Face of God. Once I described it that way, that he was no longer in pain, and his prayers were answered, then she smiled and knew what I had said. Then we hugged and hugged some more and they bring tears to me today to recall.

I am much stronger than I was then, and I have fought to achieve the basic things I needed mentioned in this prayer.

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For instance, I now have Medical insurance and it pays for my very expensive medicine for epilepsy after 12 years of fighting. My medicine alone is many thousands a year and I was literally selling things each month to afford it. I have worked furiously to create what is now the web sites that are flourishing and are becoming more popular:

http://www.CookingUpaStorminCa.ning.com Cooking Up a Storm All Over The World!

http://www.TotallyInspiredPC.wordpress.com Totally Inspired Mind

http://www.PhotosThatInspireWords.wordpress.com  Photos That Inspire Words

http://www.CookingUpaStormWithMissPolly.com  Cooking Up a Storm With Miss Polly

I no longer live next to what was my parent’s place and is now my mother’s place, and am awaiting my one bedroom apartment home in Santa Ana, CA. It will be a dream come true when it is finished in June 2013 as Good Will Industries will help me with my grocery shopping, which as you can see was on my “list” from years ago.

I am way more healthy than I was then and have lost close to 70 pounds and feel like a new person.

I got my “magic pills” which are Tegretol and Vimpat-a very expensive drug for complex partial epilepsy, which I have created by UCB. Every time I go pick up my pills at Walgreens I say to myself three “thank God’s”-one for the drug being there for me to take, another for the insurance paying for it, and for me being so healthy in mind, body and soul on it.

I no longer associate with the negative verbally abusive people who were dragging me down to their lowly size, and many were my siblings. My dad continually did it but he is no longer here of this earth.

Also, there are several gentleman callers who are interested in me and one in particular who is having a procedure to repair his shoulder that was injured while he was in the service. He envisions he and I together in the future. Time will tell what happens.

Since this prayer was written in 2009 so many things have changed for the better. It is only through documenting our experiences today can we see our progress and how we have achieved what we set out to do. I believe that there is a God or an Omnipotent Presence that surrounds and Guides us all. I am not going to preach to you here in this article, but rather to tell you encourage you to write your own prayer.

How this was done was I wrote down the key things I wanted changed in my life and that I needed to live. Health always comes first because without it, we cannot fully achieve our full potential. People come next and our dreams and goals.

I created CARestaurantShowCase.com and hope that it will become successful the more time I can invest with it.

Totally Inspired Mind has been the most rewarding to create back in October when I realized that I could no longer single-handedly help and take care of mom. Her Alzheimer’s disease has worsened to drastic proportions. I stayed in a hotel I liked that had a really great internet connection and was located to all things I loved in Huntington Beach, and it seemed the words and ideas flowed. I wasn’t continually preoccupied with someone knocking on the door every 5 minutes which could test a saint!

To date there are 836 followers on the site and is read by over 20 countries and the site is still in its infancy.

To make this personal to you, I recommend that you write your own prayer today.

Date it and then type it or write it as though God or Jesus or whoever you pray to is there by your side or a dear friend.

Next month take your prayer out and look at them side by side then alter the prayer as your prayers begin being answered.

My book Self-Fulfilling Prophecies and Positive Affirmations, is being written and I may change the title upon completion. More exercises like this one will be in it.

That is what I do when I pray and that is how I have done it all my life.

Say your prayer every day and watch things change in your life.

If you notice things improving, please take the time to write me at TotallyInspiredPC@gmail.com and tell me how your life is improving.

It is a combination of you making it happen in act, word and deed and the faith that things will change through a higher power.

Something I have noticed is that whenever I do something good for someone, something wonderful happens to me, and even if it doesn’t, I feel wonderful doing it.

I hope that by sharing this with the world it will make you realize that you are in more control of your life than you know. You can be like the “guidance system” in a rocket that communicates what direction the rocket will go.

Your dreams can go as high as the stars in the sky if you only want them to!

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

 

Paulette’s Prayer November 6th, 2009

Dear Lord,

Please protect my health and make my pills work, give me joy and new hope for a new day. Allow me to never have another worry about money as long as I live and make the most out of the many skills you have given me.

Let me meet only people who are: kind, caring, empathetic, compassionate and good-natured who value what is most in life-You and the good things in life.

Also, let me avoid all those who are not good for me in some capacity, avoiding any physical and/or verbal abuse.

Let me attract Good in Life as though as were a magnet that radiates outward like the sun, bringing it closer to me.

Let me do something with my music so that the world may hear my songs that I have written since

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Let my words inspire others and let me continue to write the book that I am working on now visualizing it sitting on the bookshelf at the bookstore.

Let my business thrive and let me create new and better services and make my clients happy only to return and tell others about me-creating a chain reaction.

Let me find the man that I will be with for the rest of my life, who will love me, respect me, and think I am beautiful inside and out…and never let me know the word lonely as long as YOU are NEAR.

Let me know what peace is of knowing that I have enough money, insurance to pay for my medical needs, and let me strive to be the most able bodied woman I can be.

Let me be seizure free and aspire to great things and make YOU PROUD as long as I am alive.

 

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

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Writing Book Stand Set Up

How nice it is to simply write, be inspired and have no interruptions!
I will go back to Barnes & Noble and tell the brand name of this really cool book stand and manuscript stand that you can rotate on its side to hold any size of book and also clip documents/papers to it. This makes it very easy to do editing, as I do, for clients, and also to take quotes from books I am reading.

I am working on my friend’s memoirs and life story of inspiration and want to get it done in 2 or 3 weeks max. I will as long as I have the environment to work in.

I am looking for office space in Huntington Beach and though I cannot afford the very high prices of office space, perhaps I can find someone to barter work for the space with.

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Getting the Feel of WordPress.com

I wasn’t impressed a year ago when I got on to the Word Press site. I just looked at it and wondered what to do with it. Now, after the many changes I have seen in terms of being able to customize the pages, the more user-friendly interface and the various themes I now can choose from, I am happily surprised.

A client of mine wants me to look over his blog that was done on WordPress, and his company web site and then merge the two together. I thought that the best way to be able to get a working command of the web platform was to create one for myself!

Named after my company I created My Totally Inspired PC (c) I am going to create a place where not only can writers come and share things but where hopefully I can better explain the things I do.

I am so happy to see that this site is now more animated and alive with possibilities.

 

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

CARestaurantShowCase.com

MyTotallyInspiredPC.com

CookingUpaStorminCa.ning.com

Are You In Need of a Web Writer For Content?

If you are a business owner and have your own web site to sell your services or product but want someone to look at it to check for grammatical errors or just for content layout, email Paulette Motzko at:

TotallyInspiredPC@gmail.com

Pricing depends on how many pages are involved.

Also, if you would like to create a networking site for your group, company, or for your personal pleasure, I can create one for you as well.

For a standard Networking site I charge $300.00

Depending on how many pages are involved, I can also be hired to be a moderator on the site, if I felt I had the proper expertise to do so.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko, April 3, 2012

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