Kristina Kuzmic, AKA “Truth Bomb Mom”, is a public speaker and blogger on the topic of parenting. Her videos are comical and informative at the same time – she truly “tells it like it is”. She believes that parents should be parents, and not “friends” or “buddies” with their children, and she has no problem telling people that. She is Mom to three children, two of whom are teenagers (who are often the topic of her rants).
You may not realize it but you probably have seen Kristina on your facebook newsfeed or elsewhere on the internet. She has over 500 million views across social media and a half-million followers on facebook.
While I love all of Kristina’s posts and articles, one she posted recently really got me thinking and even inspired me to follow her lead. She explained how four years ago, her New Year’s resolution was to write something good that had happened to her each day and record it in the memo on her phone. She said it had to be something specific that had happened; it couldn’t be something like being glad to have a roof over her head. It had to be something that happened that day that was good. Kristina went on to say how some days it was easy to find a good thing to record, other days it was more difficult, one of the worse being the day she miscarried a set a of twins. After she miscarried and had surgery, she had to go home and break the news to her two other children, who had been so excited at the prospect of having a new sibling. She went to bed feeling sad, disappointed, angry and in physical pain. Then she saw her phone and thought “what can I possibly find that is good about today?” This had been one of the worst days of her life. She thought for a long time, going over the day and trying to find one shred of good that had happened. Then she remembered how lovingly her husband had helped her into bed and tucked her in and realized she had found the one good thing that had happened on a very terrible day. She recorded that as her “good thing” for that day. She was amazed at how, rather than going to sleep sad and upset, she went to sleep feeling very loved. Had she not looked for one good thing from that day, she would not have remembered her husband’s thoughtfulness, and her whole outlook would have been different.
Kristina’s new years resolution for this year is to do this again for 2018. Every day this year, she will record in her phone one good thing that happened to her that day. She challenges us to do the same. I am taking her up on her challenge. I love the idea of recording everything on your phone. What a great idea – I always have my phone with me and so I can record my daily “good thing” anywhere and anytime.
Kristina’s final words in her challenge are, “Find something good each day, even on the most terrible day, and I guarantee you, it will change your life”. Challenge accepted, Kristina. I started on January 1 and commit to entering one good thing a day until December 31.