How do you define the term lucky?
Who gets to be lucky?
Today’s inspirational feature is about Turia Pitt, an Australian ultramarathon runner and “model-turned-engineer” who is a survivor of a terrible bush fire incident. As i read about Turia being featured on the cover of The Australian Women’s Weekly magazine, i was inspired and uplifted by Turia’s confidence and courage. I was also reminded of the fact that, all over the world, there are many people who have suffered unfortunate events that have left them with physical scars that often contribute to feelings of insecurity and decreased self-esteem. Turia is a beautiful example of what it means to be a Strong Enough woman. In acknowledging her feature in the magazine, Turia says “For me, it sends the message that confidence equals beauty… There are a lot of women out there who are so beautiful but don’t have the confidence, and that’s what gets you over the line.”
Turia’s strength is truly remarkable, and she is a role model for all of us. When life gives you a fighting chance, take it. You have more to live for.
Strong Enough Girls aims to inspire courage and confidence in young girls and women all over the world. I hope that Turia’s story inspires you to embrace the fact that you very well might be “the luckiest girl in the world” – scars, imperfections, and all. Everyday is an opportunity to be a better you; don’t let your circumstances deter you from being BEAUTIFUL.
With a virtual hug,