The Lemonade Stand is where we meet to share from our hearts, inspire each other to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, and gather as a community to celebrate the bright side of life.
Happy Monday, friends, Miss Krista here. We wanted to thank you for taking part in our “Pop Quiz” and sharing your feedback and opinions with us. One repeated critique was that you wanted to know about more of us behind the scenes. . After all, the BSP doesn’t exist in a vacuum. We are a trifecta: our readers, our contributors, our staff. Today I’m going to present my life to you through the lens of my very own “Sunshine Post.”
Please introduce yourself to our readers and explain a little bit about your business.
Hi, Bright Siders! You know me as Miss Krista. I live in Southern California with my husband and two small children and absolutely adore being a part of The Bright Side Project. I am a writer, a mother, a partner, and a whole mess of things that change given circumstance and opportunity. I am a work in progress and an ever hopeful pragmatist.
We believe that one of the ways to achieve happiness is to “Do what you love, love what you do.” How does this philosophy apply to your life?
I am an emotional, intuitive person and trust my gut above all else. (The times I have doubted my gut, I have always gotten myself into trouble.) As a result, I made a choice years ago to choose love: to love my work, my tasks, my boredom, my failures. I choose to ride the peaks and valleys in love and if I do anything right in this life, it will be imparting to my children that happiness is a choice.
Our mission here at The Bright Side Project is to spread sunshine on a daily basis because we firmly believe that life is (still) beautiful. Where do you find beauty and inspiration?
Is it cliche to say my children? Probably. Still true, though. Outside of them? I find beauty in a properly made cup of coffee, a well-crafted story, a vintage treasure unearthed at a thrift store. I am inspired by the kindness of strangers, the courage of children when they attempt something they are afraid of, and my husband’s comfortability in his own skin.
On a dreary day, what do you do to infuse your life with a little bit of sunshine?
Literally speaking, dreary days are my favorite. Metaphorically, when I am down for any reason, I organize my house. True story. My husband knows me well enough to know that my constant desire to (re)organize our closets and drawers is something that keeps me sane and brings me back to center.
What are you most grateful for?
The ability to learn from my mistakes. (I’m also grateful for chocolate.)