Today’s Daily Prompt: When was the last time someone told you they were proud of you?
I know I have been told, mostly by friends vs. family, that they are proud of me for various things. Job changes, promotions, raising the kid fairly OK. Like compliments, I never really hear when someone says something like that. They cannot possibly be talking about me, right?
Proud was not a word I had heard a lot before I was an adult. Just like the compliment conundrum, I rarely believed the person saying the words or knew there was an ulterior motive. Acting one way in front of others to look like a “good” parent or person was the norm in my childhood.
I tell Matthew I am proud of him almost as often as I tell him that I love him, and I mean it when I say it.
As I go through this journey of recovery and discovery, maybe I can actually start hearing when someone uses the word “proud” as related to my actions or character and stop automatically dismissing it.
And maybe I can start saying it to myself as well…and try to believe it.3 This many people loved/liked this post!