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.

Be original.

Be natural.

Be good.




  1. Kendra says:

    Beautifully said and right on time!! I remember you saying that your dream is to write and to inspire people. Well, you are making it happen!!! So happy for you!! Congratulations!! You don’t know who might be reading your blogs and the positive impact that it has on the reader!


    1. Kristina says:

      Thank you, Kendra!


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