Happy girls are the prettiest! (9.1.16)

By the way, dear Patricia Bokowski, the world doesn’t need fixing.
Neither do you.
And dreaming for more, bigger, and zippier, doesn’t mean you can’t be happy today.
  The Universe


Happy girls are the prettiest😊😊😊

Be one of the happy girls today!πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

Audrey Hepburn certainly had it right!

Happy girls are the prettiest😁😁😁

The issue I see today is, far too many people are walking around totally miserable (next time you’re out, start noticing).

I see it every time I go to 7-11.  People who have given in and given up.Motivation Monday! (9/23/19)

You can see it in their faces ;-(

That’s one of the reasons I write blogs like this, to inspire people.πŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆ

You have to understand this: stop waiting for life to be perfect to be happy☺☺☺

Because THAT my friends is never going to happen!

Just look at Brad & Angie, Taylor & Calvin and so many more ;-(

We all thought they had it made and happy as hell πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

Your happiness is up to you, and you alone.☝☝☝

Famous celebrity or not!

“Anyone who does not believe in miracles is not a realist.”

Audrey Hepburn

Kermit the Frog🐸🐸🐸


Whenever I’m talking to someone and the subject of HAPPINESS comes up, and believe it or not, it comes up often with me, this is usually what I hear:

‘Patti, you don’t understand, I have problems.”  How can I be happy?

FYI, we all have problems!πŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆ

Only, that’s not an excuse NOT TO BE HAPPY!😁😁😁

Being happy doesn’t mean you don’t have problems.πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺ

It just means you “choose” to be happy while dealing with your problems.πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

BIG difference!

And here’s a little wisdom on the benefits of being happy, it makes you think better!


Absolutely true!

It’s extremely hard to think “better” when you’re unhappy.πŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆ

Absolute proven fact (ok, maybe not a proven scientific fact, but, you get my point)☝☝☝

When you are happy you absolutely “think” better!

Then, you put yourself in a better situation to solve any problems you have.πŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆ

Take risks.✈✈✈

If it works out YOU WONπŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆ

And if it doesn’t, you learned a lesson!

All roads that lead to happiness may not look like the road you thought?

Which is why, take chances on happiness.

Ever meet someone and you somehow click?

Yet, you say to yourself, this person is so NOT my type.

Guess what, give it a try, because you never know.

Offered a great business opportunity, something you never would have thought would cross your path?

And you’re unsure if you should take it?

Take it if there is a slight bit of chance it’s going to make you happy πŸ˜‰

So, today I decided I need to share some of my life hacks for staying happy πŸ˜‰

And believe me, some days I have to try a little harderπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

Here are three things you can do today to get you back on the happy train, and they are all free:


You knew I was going to say that didn’t you?  πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

Every person you see today give a big ole smile too. 

Whether you feel like it or not!πŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆ

And I don’t care if you have to fake it, do it anyway.☺☺☺

The sheer act of smiling will make you happy(ier).  Because you will see everyone start smiling back at you.

Which in turn, will make you happy.

It’s like a whole catch 22 thing going onπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

What you put out comes back to you…


Retail therapy always helps me πŸ˜‰


Hit the gym.

Take a Zumba class.πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Try Pilates. Jennifer Aniston swears by it!πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ

Nature is a wonderful healer, take a nature walk.

Better yet, take your shoes off and get your toes in the dirt or sand, Mother Nature has a wonderful way of filling up our soul, even when we didn’t know that’s exactly what we needed😍😍😍

Do you live by the water?  Walk the boardwalk.

I live on Long Island (New York), and we are surrounded (obviously, we’re an island) by water.

On days when I’m feeling a little down or especially when I’m feeling overwhelmed, I go to 7-11, get a cup of tea (because that’s MY jam) and take a nice drive to the beach.  If it’s nice out, I put the window down and feel the warm wind on my face.

It does absolute wonders for your soul.πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

And again, all free!

Remember how Robin Williams made us smile, laugh and all around, be utterly happy πŸ˜‰

Because he knew, he knew how it felt NOT to have it πŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆ

And he did everything in his power to entertain us, and he did it so beautifully.

So, don’t lose your spark of madness!

Especially as you get older.βœ”βœ”βœ”

So many people STOP doing things because they get older.πŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆ

Only, what they don’t realize is this:

“Getting older is inevitable.  Growing old is an option!”

Don’t lose your spark!

I’ve told this story before, I call it my deli story.πŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆ

It was a hot summer day and I went to get some cold cuts at the deli counter of my local grocery store.  I recognized the guy behind the counter and gave him a little smile πŸ˜‰

He looked at me like his dog had died, he looked REALLY sad ;-(

I asked him how his day was going, and he answered ‘miserable.’

Me being me, I thought I have to get this guy smiling.😁😁😁

So, I gave him my order and we got to talking:

Me:  Half pound of American Cheese please?

Him:  What kind, Boars Head or the one on sale?

Me:  Well, I don’t know, you’re the expert here, you pick πŸ˜‰

Him:  (With big smile on his face), you’re right, I am the expert here…

By the time he was done with my order he was smiling.

As I was about to walk away, I said to him “I hope the rest of your day is better”.

He looked at me and said, ‘it already is”.

That’s what I’m talking about😁😁😁


Kermit the Frog🐸🐸🐸


Lastly, and this one is super important:  Do not put the keys to your happiness in someone else’s pocket.

Incredibly important!

Talk soon,

Patricia <3 always

NineFrogs ~ Be so good they can’t ignore you!