The ability to be you. Without explanation. Without any plans other than the intention of moving your insides more to your outsides each step of the way. That's confidence to me. You can spot it. From across the room, you'll see it even. In a smile. In the way shoulders settle and rest. It's not in.your.face at all. It's peaceful and a soulful kinda certain really.
I was a little girl who lacked it. I looked and looked and looked, but confidence only came when I hid. When I shut down the Meghan on the inside, things became easier on the out. I lived a nervous little girl life. One full of worry & control. And as much as I liked the tidy outside, I hated the twisted in.
And the perhaps what I love best about God is He knows. He knows the absolute joy of you. And, if you let Him work, He'll clean up the in and show off you off to the world through your out. Just pay attention to smiles around you. You'll see. Shoulders too. His handiwork of hope is everywhere. Like some big pep rally to all those hiding under covers worried & scared, there's always room for your inside out.
Today's guest model for k.Mac's GW3 Challenge is everything confident. She is joy and such a huge helping of His handiwork in this world. I have had the pleasure of knowing her for almost 4 years. I love so very much about this individual. I love her giddiness. Her stubbornness too. Her love to create and to pretend is right up my alley. She is super great at new ideas and ways to problem solve as well.
She lives in a place where her insides are her out. And I can only imagine the massive mountains she will move as she grows. At 9 years old, she would have been, without a doubt, one of my greatest gal pals in school. I am so happy to claim her as one of gal pals even now. We had such fun shopping Goodwill together with her Mama & twin brothers and my boys. Our buggy was packed with super great finds. $23.18 spent gave this guest model 5 different Fall outfits.
Did she organize and plan her outfits all by herself? You bet she did! Just one more reason why I love this little girl so. Get ready for greatness. Meet Molly Cox!
Super comfy. SPARKLES!!
Warm & relaxed!
Multi-colored detailed stitching blazer + harvest cable knit sweater = YESSS!!!!
Black cascading collar coin dress. Rock it, Molly girl!
All-in-one 3 piece dress.
And I think this last ensemble says it best. All-in-one. That's what confidence is. It's resting in the beauty of you. Your inside + your out yielding an all-in-oneness that builds better around you. Through smiles & shoulders, we pass it on. Life is that pep rally for the joy that God places in each heart He created.
Thank you, sweet Molly Cox, for the reminder that inside out is one wonderful way to be!
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