Little Miss Sunshine is one of my favourite movies, It is hilllllllarious!!
Today after watching it I got to thinking about how much we can learn from Olive Hoover.
Olive, like so many of us, is just a girl trying to get along in the world, trying to be herself and trying to feel beautiful in the skin she is in.
Olive enters a beauty pageant and although she is nothing like the other girls she gives it her best shot and at no point does she give up. She "kicks ass" and does so with as much courage and dignity as she can muster.
Sure she isn't the prettiest girl out there and her dance isn't exactly appropriate for an eight year old but all she is trying to do is her best, she is just being who she is and wanting to be accepted and encouraged.
Olive has the support of her family and together they shock the beauty pageant industry and get banned from ever entering another pageant again- but that's not the point, the point is Olive took on the world with courage and determination, she stepped out onto that stage with confidence and a belief in herself. While people started wallking out she kept on dancing.
Don't we all deserve to feel as confident and beautiful as Olive believes she is (as well as a pair of those killer pink cow-girl boots!)
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