How many Christmas pageants, plays or recitals did you go to this year? Children add so much life to this season, don’t they? It doesn’t matter if their costumes are professional or pathetic, when a child is on a stage being recognized, it is beautiful.
Or at least entertaining.
A few children who play their part with a calm, strong confidence can make a silly program truly impressive, but the children who are timid, shy and awkward–or the ones who are boisterous and showing off–are still adorable.
When children have the guts to get up on a stage, we have grace for their fears, and when they get up there and enjoy themselves, we give them the right to be proud of what they were doing. The older we get, however, the less leeway we have between timidity and arrogance.
Confident Beauty does not strive.
Whether we are on a stage or not, our actions and emotions play a big part in the way others see us. Anyone with confidence–no matter their outfit, role, or age–has a way of alluring others, captivating them and making them feel at peace enough to enjoy our presence. When we are stressed and striving, we are not very enjoyable or beautiful.
In the hurtle and bustle of this holiday season, let’s remember that Christmas is not about impressing each other. Jesus came to give us peace; let us enjoy His beautiful gift and share it with others.
Confident Beauty does not hide.
At the same time, let us remember that beauty is meant to be shared and the message of Christmas is certainly beautiful! Let’s not be shy about the reason for the season. When “given the floor” to share our voice, let us speak boldly and clearly because the message of the manger and the Way the Truth and the Life that Jesus came to reveal is something we should all be confident about sharing.
May your Christmas be filled with love, joy and peace, and may you have the confidence to share all that you have to offer with your world, no mater what you wear!
As an author and speaker, my passion is in helping women and girls overcome confidence conflicts, especially those involving rejection, betrayal and loss. After 30 years in the beauty industry as both a cosmetologist and an image consultant, I love to use my profession, along with my experiences and training as a Biblical life-coach to help others struggling. If you want to make difference, too, would you become part of this movement and connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Linked In, Goodreads or consider having me speak at your next event. Visit http://catrinawelch.com for more information.
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