“How do I know?” (5.13.2021)

Sometimes, when you’re feeling your lowest, Patricia Bokowski, the real you is summoned.

And better than ever before, you understand how fabulous you are, as you realize vulnerable doesn’t mean powerless, scared doesn’t mean lacking in beauty, and uncertainty doesn’t mean that you’re lost.

These realizations alone will set you on a journey that will take you far beyond what you used to think of as extraordinary.

There is always a bright side,
  The Universe. 
/ “How do I know?”
Patricia D. Bokowski – CEO & Founder – NineFrogs

“If you want to achieve greatness, stop asking for permission.” – NineFrogs

How do I know?

Great question, right?

Here’s the answer:

You don’t know.

You just have to go for it.

And hope for the best!

Like, did you notice?

I changed the name of my blog.

From NineFrogs Weekly Roundup.

To The Frog’s Den Digest.

WHY you might ask?

The answer is simple.

If I saw ONE more brand/celebrity/column/etc.

Using the word ’roundup’ in it.

I was going to scream.

So, I decided to change the name.

As Coco Chanel said:

“If you want to be original, be ready to be copied.”

Because I see it all the time!

So today.

We are talking growth.

How is that you say?

I say.

The answer is:

Never stop growing!

See, that’s where most people miss the mark.

They get to a certain age.

And figure they know everything they need to know.

So they stop learning.


Stop growing.


If you are trying to be the best!

The absolute BEST you can be.

Never stop growing!


What is growth?

And what does it look like?

Let’s see.


the process of increasing in physical size.

something that has grown or is growing.


So, let’s look at the Lotus Flower.

As an example of growth.

The Lotus Flower.

The bud of the lotus flower is a symbol of growth.

The Lotus Flower itself.

Represents awakening, potential and enlightenment.

The Lotus Flower.

One of the most beautiful flowers in the world.

Grows in muddy water.

And it takes years for it to bloom.

And once it emerges.

It has to fight through the decay of it’s surroundings.

The Lotus Flower.

Might appear a fragile flower.

When in reality.

It is one of the strongest and many would argue.

The most beautiful flowers.

It is deeply rooted.

And anchored safely under the surface of the water.

The Lotus Flower’s tenacity gives it it’s strength.

Growth is never easy.

And, it’s usually messy.

But don’t let that stop you from growing.

Growth is necessary.

Growth is crucial to our existence.

Someone recently told me.

Growth is making something beautiful.

From a pile of sh*t!

Sounds about right.

So, that we are clear.

You don’t need to be a Buddhist.

To understand the meaning of The Lotus Flower.

Or, appreciate her beauty.

And, just so you know.

Many of us are like The Lotus Flower.

Living in murky waters.

And some of us.

Make it out of the murky waters.


Some of us don’t.

Just remember.

No matter where you are in your life.

You can always rise above.

Once The Lotus Flower.

Finally emerges from the murky waters.

Ironically. it is the very murky waters.

From which she grew.

That now washes her off.

So that you can see her true beauty.

People are like that too. NineFrogs Daily QUOTE OF THE DAY:

You come out of the murky waters of life.

Only to be cleansed by the very situation itself.

So today.

Be like The Lotus Flower.

And never top rising above troubled waters.

Open your petals.

Blossom in the sun.

And keep pushing through.


You are like The Lotus Flower.

Anchored in faith and belief.

That no situation is bigger than you.

That my friends.

Is how you grow!

That’s the thing about growth.

It is just as easy to think BIG about things.

As it is to think small.

I mean.

When you really think about it.

How do you think people make BIG dreams come true?

They thought it into existence.

They envisioned it in their minds first.

And then.

They made it happen.

Visualization is everything.

Think it BIG.

And never stop growing!


The kind that makes you sprout wings.

The kind that makes you soar.

The kind that makes you feel amazing.

As Kermit the Frog would say:

“That’s the kind of growth.

That stars are made of.”

Stars like you!

And yes.

YOU are a star!

You know that saying:

“If you want to fly.

Give up everything that weighs you down.”

That includes ‘old’ thoughts.

Floating around in your head.


You need to get rid of them.

If you want to fly.

You literally need to strip yourself.

Of anyone and everything.

That weighs you down.

You know.

To be the best version of you.

Those big miracles that you’ve been working on.

Yes, those.

And you can’t have any distractions along the way.

So, you need to rid yourself of any negative nelliess.

Or. Debbie Downers.

Start today!

If you really want to be the best!

Don’t worry about what anyone else is doing.

Or saying.

Because, at the end of the day.

That’s their business.

Not yours.

Your job.

Is to make those BIG dreams come true.

True growth never takes a day off.

It is something you work at everyday.

Planting seeds.

One by one.

Watering them.

Giving them sunlight.

Giving them lots of love.


That’s how you grow things.

With lots of love and attention.

Now. Go. Do. Be. Grow.

How do I know?

Have you heard?

I wrote a book!

Titled: “How One Landscaping Bill Changed Everything.” – A Whistleblower’s Tale of Lies, Deceit & Betrayal

Available now on Amazon!

Click the link to purchase your copy today: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BMSP3LTJ

I cannot wait for you guys to read it!

Patricia D. Bokowski – CEO & Founder – NineFrogs

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That’s a wrap!

Talk soon.

Patricia <3 always

NineFrogs ~ People will stare. Make it worth their while!

“How do I know?”


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