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Camo Confidence

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Shimmer T-Shirt - Long Tall Sally/Camouflage Print Leggings - Long Tall Sally/Barefoot Tess Brooklyn Wedge Sneaker (shown in a size 12)/Neck and wrist piece - Forever 21/Sunnies - Old Navy

Photo credit: YBowyer Photography

While wearing these leggings one day, a lady stopped me and said 'I can't believe you are wearing those.'

I can't even lie.  I was mad at first.  I mean, these camo leggings are fabulous and I look fabulous in them (shameless plug)...so what is the problem lady!?

But before I could even form my mouth to make a statement, she followed up with 'I could never have the confidence to pull those off.'

I had to pause.  I have been there before.  She was me.

After I mentally told the little tear on it's way out to chill, I gave her a hug and said "Ma'am, you can wear, do and be anything!"

And here is the part that killed me...

She looked at me as if nobody had told her that before.  How could this be?  She was more seasoned than me.  Lived more life than me.  And nobody ever looked her in her beautiful face and told her she was amazing?

That's disgusting and unfortunately common.  I myself have encountered many women who simply do not know that they can do ANYTHING.

If you are one of them, please look at yourself in the mirror today.  In the reflection is an amazing woman who was meticulously fashioned to be the only YOU to walk this earth.  No matter what anyone says or does to you, that fact will NEVER change.  There are things that only you can accomplish, be and show.  You have a unique, one of a kind blessing.  Never forget the power that you possess that can never be taken away.

If you know this, are on your way to knowing it, or just realized it...share it. Show it.  Walk in it with every step.  Be the person that looks someone in their beautiful face and tells her how absolutely, unequivocally amazing she is.

Can you imagine what our world would be like if we all did this?