Sometimes it inspires the most amazing conversations!
I was jammin’ to the oldies in Trader Joes (they always have the best music) when I came upon the sample station, the woman was SO friendly. And sweet!
She complimented my moves & my ensemble saying, “You know we have to tell each other these things because the men just don’t. Even if they’re thinking it they don’t say it.” Often VERY true. Sorry, fellas!
Then she said while pointing to her hair “Oh and I love the, uh, the white.” Referring of course to my gray hair.
“Oh, thanks!” I said. “I figured I might as well just rock it, you know?”
She said,”Oh my gosh! That is so true! And you know what? Seeing you do it makes me think I can do it, too! Cuz yeah – just rock it!”
Proving to myself once again that if we are comfortable with ourselves on the whole we can inspire others to do the same.
In fact, I had been pondering what to do about my rapidly whitening hair when I saw Stacy London in a Pantene commercial with a neat little strip of white in hers.
I figured if one of the Queens of Fashion could do it? So could I.
See how we influence each other?
To be honest I don’t super love the gray hair. It is sometimes a reminder to me that I’m not 19 anymore (nor anywhere near my 20s!). It is also an admission to others of the same fact.
But when I stop to think about it, I don’t really want to be in that age range anymore (no offense to my Sisters who are!). It was fine at the time but I am no longer there – not mentally and definitely not physically.
I have determined that I traded wisdom for curves (‘cuz, whoa! Where DID my boobs go?!) and I am at peace with that.
As women, if we are positive & supportive of each other there is nothing we can’t accomplish. We have successfully broken the glass ceiling & Xena-kicked our way into every industry. There truly is nothing we can’t do!
We are independent, intelligent and liberated.
So let’s take that final step and overcome these beauty obstacles that we often put in our own way. Let’s embrace our gifts & laugh about our flaws! Don’t knock it, rock it!
And keep supporting & teaching each other to do the same.