Believe it not. We all have something to be proud of. A task, an accomplishment or sometimes enduring a tribulation. If you endured it, went through it, cried through it, created it, made it, then you have something to be proud.
If you raised decent respectable children. You have a right to be proud.
If you endured mindbogglingly oppression or tribulation and walked through the test of the fire then you have every right to be proud of it and don’t let anyone tell you because it has changed you, you are supposed to be happy about it. That’s your private choice.
It’s disrespectful, cruel, and the signs of a sociopath to tell someone how they ‘should’ feel to make you comfortable regarding what’s happening in their life.
If you survived a major illness. You have a right to be proud.
If you cared for a loved one or several loved one or friends until they drew their last breath. You have a right to be proud. You did your best.
If you have written a book, penned a poem, harmonized music or painted a picture and is trying to leave the world a better place than you found it. You have a right to be proud.
Being proud of one self doesn’t mean you’re vain and puffed up with yourself. It simply means telling yourself. “Job or task well done.” and believing it.
Too many mistaken normal healthy pride with Excessive, narcissistic pride which is vanity and often riddle with insecurity.
I chose the Black Stallion because they’re a beautiful, proud, majestic creature that’s never fully tamed and never broken.
Let’s see, another thing, I’m proud of. I have a big open heart. It’s opened to people without ethic or racial bias without expecting favors in return. I try to make as many friends as possible. This doesn’t mean I’m totally nonselective as to who I let into my life. Unbiased doesn’t equivalent to being harmful to oneself.
I DON’T believe your reality is always a reflection of who YOU truly are because oftentimes reality and who you truly are two wholly different things. Many things can contribute to your reality but that does not make these thing the sums of who you are as a person.
If you have reared many children who were not your own, cared for and loved them as if they were and all turned out to be great people then you have raised a tribe and a right to be proud of them and yourself.
If you have dug way out of one devastating loss after another and it hasn’t broken you or caused you to give up. You have Herculean strength and I applause you. You’ve every right to be proud of yourself.
Believe it or I have earned the right to sing:
“Nobody knows the troubles I’ve seen
Nobody knows my sorrows”
So when I look back on it all. I’m humbled that I was given the opportunity to serve others and hopefully made a difference in their life.