Confidence can get you far in life. For some people, it comes naturally. For others, it takes time to cultivate it. Regardless, authentic confidence comes from a source of sound identity. After recent racially-charged events, the identities of many people are being tested. Thousands of individuals are asking themselves, "Am I worthy?" Before the protests in Charlottesville took place, I had the pleasure of meeting with Blake. She exudes a confidence in herself that is paired with compassion for other people. "My passion is interacting with people and helping make their day better," Blake told me. Blake is a one-of-kind gal who enjoys giving people a positive experience so much that in college she willingly worked in retail on Black Friday. That's quite the test of compassion. Real kindness has no obligation. The day before Blake and I met, she lost her job. But, what's interesting is that after her uncomfortable loss she realized God wanted her to use her sweet gift of tenderness for the greater good of others. "It's super easy to check in on somebody and see how they're doing. Always keep communication going," Blake exhorted. She thinks about her relationships that have a lack of love and hopes to fulfill the need. If you're having a bad day and know her, you may get invited over for homemade lavender-rosemary lemonade. "I LOVE lemonade. I'd love to wake up and snip some lavender," she laughed. It's those simple kind gestures our nation truly needs. And I bet she's confident her cocktail will put a smile on your face.