Pride? Isn’t that one of those deadly sins? Isn’t there something about “pride” coming before the fall? I guess that, that is mostly in reference to how we feel about ourselves. We have pride in what we do, and that is different from someone else being proud of us…? Perhaps? Maybe?
I sure seem to be asking a lot of questions, don’t I?
Even that was a question…. wasn’t it?
“Attaboys,” “good jobs,” and “nicely dones,” I’ve had plenty. But, having someone say they are proud of me doesn’t happen all that much. Or, maybe I just don’t really pay attention to things like that because usually when someone says they are proud of something I’ve done I’ve felt it’s been for something normal – something that should be expected of everyone – nothing exceptional or above and beyond.
The most recent one I can remember at the moment came from my wedding, which everything seems to be circling back to this week. My wife’s father found me after the ceremony and told me he was proud of me.
Should I be worried that I don’t have more vivid, interesting, or recent occurences of people telling me they are proud of me?
Should I be content that I know I usually meet and/or exceed people’s expectations because I know it is the right thing to do and not because I’m worried about what they think of me?