I was at work when I saw these words. It got me to thinking.
Be original. I believe, even though God created each and every one of us to be just that, we often forget. I forget. When I let myself get distracted and start to drown in the murky waters of depression, I forget it’s my purpose. Being the original person Kristina was made to be is the truth I should be walking in and not running away from.
Be natural. This can take on so many meanings. For me, natural has meant how I love, how I wear my hair (and my emotions on my sleeves), how I write and how I aspire to eat. I won’t get it right every single time but I will shoot for coming and staying close. When I am not honest about what I am feeling or pollute my temple with foods that don’t honor my mission, it doesn’t serve who I am. In the last month or so, I chose to slow down the frequency of my posting. The break has been much needed but I don’t want to lose sight of what I feel I have been called to do with this platform. I don’t want to lose sight of what comes to me naturally.
Be good. At one point during the day, whether or not I believe it to be true, I declare out loud: Today is going to be a good day. Today is going to be a great day. So even when I have been insulted or heard medical news that makes me want to sob uncontrollably or indulged in a moment of fear, I still say those words. I believe in the good. In people. In spirit. In God. The good that comes from deep, intimate connection. The good that comes from kisses, tight hugs and a reassuring voice on the phone.
The good in a good cry. The good in plants. The good in a story that makes me want to write my own. The good in gratitude.
The good that is Love.