|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. / “One day!”
“If you want to achieve success, stop asking for permission.” – NineFrogs
So, a couple of people asked me recently.
Why did I change the name of my blog.
From NineFrogs Weekly Roundup.
To The Frog’s Den Digest.
And 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!
How is that you say?
The answer is:
Never stop growing.
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.
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?
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 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.
It is deeply rooted.
And anchored safely under the surface of the water.
It is it’s tenacity that gives it it’s strength.
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.
No matter where you are in your life.
You can always rise above.
Once the Lotus Flower finally emerges from the murky waters.
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.
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.
And no situation is bigger than you.
That my friends.
Is how you let go.
That’s the thing about growth.
It is just as easy to think BIG about things.
As it is to think small.
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.
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!
If you want to fly.
Give up everything that weighs you down.
That includes the ‘old’ thoughts.
Still 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.
To be the best you.
Those big miracles that you’ve been working on.
And you can’t have any distractions along the way.
So, you need to rid yourself of any negative nelliess.
Or. Debbie Downers.
If you really want to be the best!
Don’t worry about what anyone else is doing.
Because, at the end of the day.
That’s their business.
Is to make those BIG dreams come true.
True growth never takes a day off.
It is something you work at everyday.
One by one.
Giving them some sunlight.
Giving them lots of love.
That’s how you grow things.
With lots of love and attention.
Now. Go. Do. Be. Grow.
Have you heard?
I’m writing a book.
Titled: “How One Landscaping Bill Changed Everything.” – A Whistleblower’s Tale of Lies, Deceit & Betrayal
Release date: Any day now!
I cannot wait for you guys to read it!
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That’s a wrap!
Patricia <3 always
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